Located in Dunedin, New Zealand, the Otago Museum has announced plans to install a RFID tracking system to monitor its estimated 2 million collection items at the museum, reports the Otago Daily Times.
Artifacts would be equipped with RFID tags enabling them to be automatically tracked as they are transferred from one location to the next. Fixed readers installed through the facility will relay pertinent data, updating each artifacts location in real-time on the museum’s computerized collection management system.
With the new system in place, staff will no longer be required to manually input information into the collection management system whenever artifacts were moved. The new system would also enable staff to conduct audits of holdings in individual store rooms much more quickly. This would increase security and efficiency and save a great deal of staff time.
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