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26th July 2010, 2:49pm
University libraries to use cutting edge technology
self-service unit Cutting-edge technology is being installed in the University of Lincoln's libraries this summer, making borrowing their 300,000 plus items faster, easier and more secure.

The University is currently undertaking a major refurbishment and has appointed Lincolnshire-based company 2CQR to install RFID (Radio Frequency Identification Device) technology in its libraries in Lincoln, Hull, Riseholme and Holbeach.

New security gates and self-service units will enable students to self-check books and other items in and out, as well as pay any outstanding fines.

Acquisitions Librarian Di Walker of the University of Lincoln said: “We’re really excited to be working with 2CQR on this new project and cannot wait to see the new self-service systems in place.”

RFID technology has already been successfully implemented by Transport for London in their touch-in, touch-out Oyster card system, and is quickly being adopted to facilitate small payments in retail outlets such as newsagents.

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