List of abbreviations – RFID for Libraries

List of abbreviations

AFI application family identifier

AIDC automatic identification and data capture

API application program interface

CAC common access card

DHCP dynamic host configuration protocol

EAS electronic article surveillance

EM electro magnetic

EPC electronic product code

GPS geographic positioning system

HF high frequency

IEC International Electrotechnical Commission

ILS integrated library system

IMSc Institute of Mathematical Sciences

IP internet protocol

IS information system

ISO International Organization for Standardization

IT information technology

LAN local area network

LED light emitting diode

LF low frequency

LMS library management system

MARC machine readable cataloging

MOM message oriented middleware

NCIP NISO circulation interchange protocol

NISO National Information Standards Organization

NIST National Institute of Standards and Technology

OECD Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

PC personal computer

PDA personal data assistant

RFDC radio frequency data communication

RFID radio frequency identification

ROI return on investment

SIP standards interchange protocol

TCP transmission control protocol

UDP user datagram protocol

UHF ultra high frequency

URL uniform resource locator

USB universal serial bus

WWW World Wide Web