Institute of Technology Tralee converts to RFID. Five Interleaf staff added RFID tags to ITT’s 30,000 books in just over 5 days with no disruption to normal library services.
Tralee's Institute of Technology offers students a wide range of courses within a dynamic learning environment. With superb facilities and student services, they have an excellent reputation for friendliness and academic achievement.
Based on two campuses, it has over 3,500 students and 250 academic staff, consisting of a diverse mix of home, EU and overseas students.
The Institute of Technology Tralee (ITT) Library wished to automate and speed up the process for customers to check out books. It also wanted to ensure that security wasn’t overlooked.
RFID enables faster checkout of books and other materials. ITT also chose a self-service system so that customers can check out multiple, stacked items at once.
Five Interleaf staff added RFID tags to ITT’s 30,000 books in just over 5 days with no disruption to normal library services.
Customers now spend less time waiting checking out books. The self-service station means that librarians spend less time on routine physical tasks, so they can spend more time assisting other customers.
Using RFID technology, items are more likely to be shelved accurately. This increases customer convenience and reduces frustration.
“Tralee IT has had a very successful relationship with Interleaf for over 10 years. The addition of the RFID technology means that our students can find and check out books and publications quicker than ever before.”
Pat Doherty, Institute Librarian, Tralee IT