I can't comment on membership of BIC or the RFID Alliance. The former is
open to anyone who wants to join, the latter probably ought to be - perhaps
an Alliance member on the list could tell MJ who he needs to contact?
I would however like to point out that the meeting is not about making
devices speak to the LMS directly. It's about how systems managing RFID
devices communicate with the LMS. That might sound like rather a subtle
point but it is key to understanding what's going on.
Some RFID suppliers have already begun to develop web services to overcome
some of SIP's limitations - to take better advantage of RFID's ability to
process multiple items for example. The meeting was set up to see if there
is any room for developing standards in this area of operations. Although
not strictly an RFID issue, it is the potential of the technology, that the
standardisation of tag data releases, that leads logically to consideration
of how best to take advantage of the changes happening this year.
Not repeating the mistakes of the past if you like. Keeping the flow of
development in the channel rather than having it break out in all
Debating the issues is not the sole prerogative of any interest group
however, and I would argue that this is exactly the kind of topic that the
list should be discussing. The list is not a mouthpiece for any organisation
and is open to everyone with an interest in discussing library RFID issues.
The implication of MJ's comment is that he has developed direct
communication between an RFID device and the Koha LMS. I, for one, would
certainly like to hear more about that.
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Discussion List for RFID in Libraries [mailto:LIB-RFID-
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> Subject: RFID/LMS communication work, was: UK Library RFID survey
> Mick Fortune <[log in to unmask]>
> > For information the first meeting of the newly established working
> party on
> > communication protocols for RFID/LMS integration will take place at
> CILIP HQ
> > on 1st March and will be reported here as soon as possible after that
> Anyone know how those of us already making LMSes and RFID devices
> communicate can input? I think the above comment is the first we've
> seen about it.
> Thanks for any pointers,
> MJ Ray (slef) Webmaster and LMS developer at | software
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