RFID Technology in Libraries: A Review of Literature of Indian Perspective

  • Parul Gupta University of Delhi
  • Madhusudhan Margam University of Delhi
Keywords: RFID Technology, Implementation, Security System, Theft Detection, Libraries, India


Implementation of Radio Frequency IDentification technology in libraries in a developing country like India has brought remarkable improvements in the services such as shelf charging-discharging, automated handling of materials, security, high-speed inventory and moved beyond security to become tracking systems that combine security with more efficient tracking of materials throughout the library, reduced the data entry errors, enhanced customer service, and records updates. This article is an attempt to assess the potential of these aspects after the implementation of RFID technology and factors responsible for the slow influx of the technology, as revealed in the reported literature covering the concerned libraries of India. It is hoped that the present study will help Librarians and Library professionals in improving the return on investment and proving the long-term security of the library. 

Author Biographies

Parul Gupta, University of Delhi

Research Scholar,


University of Delhi

Madhusudhan Margam, University of Delhi

Associate Professor

University of Delhi

How to Cite
Gupta, P., & Margam, M. (2016). RFID Technology in Libraries: A Review of Literature of Indian Perspective. DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology, 37(1), 58-63. https://doi.org/10.14429/djlit.37.1.10772