March 22-25, 2006
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Workshops: Description

RFID: Promise and Problems

Bert Degenhart Drenth, ADLIB Information Systems, The Netherlands

RFID tagging has been touted as a solution to many museum problems and as a vehicle for delivering enhanced interpretive services. A few cultural institutions have tried implementing RFID in various applications in the past few years. This half-day workshop will examine the kinds of uses that have been envisioned, critique the current state of the technology and forecasts for its future, and explore in depth some implementations that look promising. Attendees will obtain an understanding of the basic technology, its state of development and implementation, and approaches to assessing its possible uses within museum contexts.

Workshop: Drenth [Afternoon]

Keywords: RFID tags