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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Learn About Processing: RFID Tagging

What are RFID Tags?
Radio-Frequency Identification tags are small electronic devices that consist of a chip and an antenna, which are applied to or incorporated into a product for the purpose of identification, tracking, and/or theft deterence.¹
Two Types of RFID Tags

RFID and Libraries
In the last decade, RFID tags have increased in popularity in a number of arenas, including retail stores, public transportation systems, and livestock inventory. Libraries have also made use of RFID tags. Initially used to provide security and theft deterrence, RFID tags can also be used to link a product to its barcode and issuing library. RFID tags have simplified library inventory management, too. Now, rather than scanning products in and out one at a time with traditional barcodes, librarians can scan an entire stack of products in one fell swoop.²

RFID and CVS Midwest Tape
CVS Midwest Tape can apply RFID tags for any system for a minimal charge. In addition, we can activate or link tags for the following four systems:
    For help choosing RFID options or for any questions regarding CVS Midwest Tape processing services, please contact your Midwest Tape processing representative at 866.698.2231.

    Processing is part of our Workflow Solutions services. To learn more about Workflow Solutions, start the setup process, or view samples, download our no-obligation Workflow Solutions brochure. You can also learn more by clicking the “Workflow Solutions” link under “SERVICES” on our homepage.

    Does your library use RFID tagging? How has it aided your workflows? Share your experiences and feedback here as comments.

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