1st cohort EMoS student Deo Irankunda has made a notable contribution by publishing his work on Development of RFID Based Library Management and Anti-Theft System: A Case of East African Community (EAC) Region in the International Journal of Advances in Scientific Research and Engineering (ijasre). The work was supervised by Dr. Mussa Ally (Deputy Centre Leader), Dr. Ramadhani Sinde and Dr. Neema Mduma.
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Systems are becoming very useful in our daily life due to their advantages such as reduction of human error, theft prevention, time-consuming reduction, the auto-identification of targeted objects, business processes automation. RFID systems have been applied in libraries to manage items and operations.
Different approaches have been adopted in library management systems in the East African region unfortunately some challenges including theft, page removal, non-customer satisfaction, high cost of the used system, are still persisting.
To address these challenges, RFID-based library management and the anti-theft system have been developed for the East African Community (EAC) library in the course of the presented work. It focuses on the use of Ultra High Frequency (UHF) band which enables readers and tags to transmit and receive data at a long range. The developed system facilitates users to borrow and return library items using RFID modules and enables librarians to monitor, record library activities and prevent loss of items.