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    Using RFID with Aleph

    • Article Type: Q&A
    • Product: Aleph
    • Product Version: 20, 21, 22, 23
    • Relevant for Installation Type: Dedicated-Direct; Direct; Local; Total Care


    How does RFID work with Aleph?


    RFID works with Aleph in the following general way:

    1. Catalogers create a record.
    2. The RFID tag is laid on the programming pad connected to a PC.
    3. Through the RFID software's interface, the item barcode is scanned.
    4. The RFID software will use a SIP2 interface to connect to the library's catalog.
    5. The record is retrieved and displayed in the RFID software's interface.
    6. "Save to Label" (or similarly-named button) is clicked, which writes the information displayed on the RFID software's interface to the RFID tag.
    7. The RFID tag is placed on the item.

    See Additional Info section below for more RFID information and resources.

    Additional Information

    For more specific instructions for working with RFID and SIP2, Ex Libris provides the following documentation in Aleph > Product Documentation > How To > Circulation in the Ex Libris Knowledge Center:

    In all cases, please also see any documentation provided by the vendor for their specific products.

    For additional articles referring to RFID:

    Article 000043570 (Checking out multiple items with RFID in Aleph)
    Article 000041756 (Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) communication with Aleph)
    Article 000045199 (Circ, RFID - When returning an item for transit, two RFID write actions are applied.)
    Article 000041711 (RFID and "Circulation/In house use” menu)

    Category: Circulation

    • Article last edited: 25-Apr-2017