A Security Mechanism for library management system using low cost RFID tags
V. Nagalakshmi, I. Rameshbabu, D. Lalithabhaskari
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) systems will become pervasive in our daily lives due to their low cost and easy to use characteristics. This paper presents a methodology of using low cost RFID tags for a library management system to protect the books from unauthorized capturing and usage. Every object to be identified in the RFID system is physically labeled with a tag. In the proposed method a book or a magazine or a CD is identified with the RFID tag. Whenever a book is issued to any user of the library, the RFID reader will capture the information of that book and compares it with the related information of the book in the Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) and issues the book to the user depending on his identity in the database. If any unauthorized person intends to take the book the RFID reader will immediately respond to that and make sure that it was not issued. If any body tries to remove the tag it can be traced with the help of location device.
Keywords: RFID, OPAC, Unauthorized user, tag, Reader.