Implementation of the 3M Digital identification system at the UNLV libraries

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The University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) is the alpha/beta test site for 3M™ Library Systems Digital Identification System, a cutting-edge technology in library materials flow and collection management. This article discusses the components of the system and their assimilation and testing at a UNLV branch library, the Curriculum Materials Library (CML), in anticipation of the opening of Lied Library. Challenges and discoveries in the development of the system and implementation differences between a small and large library are outlined. Future growth for both product development and the UNLV libraries’ use of the system are forecasted.


Academic libraries; Branch libraries; Libraries – Technological aspects; Radio frequency identification systems


Communication Technology and New Media | Library and Information Science | Science and Technology Studies


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