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Library shelf management system using RFID technology

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  • UNIVERSITY PENDIDIKAN SULTAN IDRIS
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This paper present the library shelf management system. The system was developed using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID). The research was developed in integrating the RFID system and the creation of Graphical User Interface (GUI) at the host PC. The scope of work of the research is to develop an automatic library shelf management system to assist the librarians for more efficient shelf management to find any misplaced books on the library shelf. GUI for the system was developed using Microsoft Visual Basic.Net. The GUI task is to store details information of the book to the database. Subsequently a Shelf ID was created and coded to the RFID tag. The system then used this code to find any misplaced book on the selected shelf.

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