Title: Automated trolley for library book arrangement and shelf management

Authors: Srinivasan Subramanian; Ranganathan Hariharan

Addresses: Department of E.C.E., P.B. College of Engineering, Bangalore Highway, Irungattukottai, Chennai – 602117, India ' Department of E.C.E., Sakthi Mariamman Engineering College, Narayanasamy Nagar, 55, Thandalam, Chennai – 602105, India

Abstract: RFID is a powerful medium for identification of any object and leads all methods in auto ID umbrella. RFID plays major role in auto ID applications like contact less smart cards used by bus riders, in supermarket, textiles and logistics chain management. In library management also RFID tags are used for books identification. Here we have proposed a method for arranging the books in the library using an AT (Automated Trolley) with the help of RFID technology. Each book in the library is given a unique RFID tag with which the books are identified. To guide AT to the target slot in the particular rack RFID tags are pasted in the path.

Keywords: RFID readers; RFID tags; radio frequency identification; navigation; microcontrollers; ZigBee; Visual Basic; library management; automated trolleys; library book arrangement; shelf management; book shelving; library books; library automation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCSE.2015.070987

International Journal of Computational Science and Engineering, 2015 Vol.10 No.4, pp.415 - 422

Received: 07 Jul 2011
Accepted: 20 Oct 2011

Published online: 05 Aug 2015 *

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