Emerging Technologies for Libraries: RFID & Biometric Smart Cards
Emergence of computer technologies has increased information storage capacity beyond imagination in the past decade and made it possible to access information from any part of the world easily and quickly. All this has increased the use of digital technology in all walks of life, personal and professional both. Library, being an integral and critical component of a civilized world has witnessed increasingly interesting applications of these digital technologies. Digital libraries are not single, stand-alone, repositories of digital data instead they are a heterogeneous collection of network-based repositories using a variety of protocols for user interaction, data encoding and transmission.