Great Neck Library cuts the ribbon on RFID self checkout system

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Great Neck Library cuts the ribbon on RFID self checkout system
Board of Trustees members Robert Schaufeld and Joel Marcus, Councilwoman Anna Kaplan, Councilwoman Lee Seeman, Library Director Denise Corcoran, Legislator Ellen Birnbaum, and Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Education, Great Neck Public Schools, Stephen Lando atttended the Great Neck Library ribbon cutting for the new RFID self checkout . (Photo courtesy of the Great Neck Library)

The Great Neck Library held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Library’s new RFID self checkout system on Tuesday, May 8 at 1 p.m. at the circulation desk of the Main Library.

Patrons will now have the option to self-check-out books and other Library materials with this new RFID system at all Great Neck Library locations.

RFID, or radio-frequency identification, is a term for technologies that use radio waves to automatically identify individual items. It is a combination of radio-frequency-based technology and microchip technology. The information contained on microchips in the tags affixed to library materials is read using radio frequency technology.

Board of Trustees President Robert Schaufeld cut the ribbon and checked out the first book, “Images of America: Great Neck” by Alice Kasten and Leila Mattson. Library Director Denise Corcoran was presented with two certificates for the Great Neck Library in recognition of the implementation of the radio-frequency identification system. These were presented by Legislator Ellen Birnbaum of the Nassau County Legislature, and Councilwoman Anna Kaplan of the Town of North Hempstead.

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