Library Book Labels in a Modern Library

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Library Book Labels in the Past

If you are anything like me, you enjoy the simple things in life. It is hard to hide from today’s technology, we use our computers and phones for an ever-increasing number of tasks. But on a day off, you will find me relaxing with a book in a small coffee shop, or inside my local library sampling the delights of our past. The feeling when you turn the page of an ancient book, complete with its old writing style and terminology, simply makes the modern world just fade away for an instant. But how did they keep track of their books? Technically, they just relied on the eyes of their staff, certainly not the most foolproof method.

Library Book Labels in the Recent Past

As technology progressed, libraries realized that many of their items were being removed without their knowledge, whether it was accidental, or deliberate. So they developed all sorts of library book labels to try and deter the removal of their items. But usually, this entailed stamping the library name on the front page. While this might help in the case of accidental removals, it certainly did nothing to prevent the deliberate removal of items from the library.

Library Book Labels Today

With companies like Dialoc ID Library, library book labels have come a long way since then. EM and RFID tags and labels help protect our books and artifacts from disappearing. Once the labels are installed, items can circulate freely. Special non-acidic glue is used, so the items themselves will not be damaged, and can continue to provide the service they were intended for. There is less risk of items being accidentally removed, and I get to enjoy my day off in the coffee shop.