Ubiquitous computing in the University library: shelf location support system. – B. Eyo and E. Williams
One of the problems facing users of the University Library is the location of shelves were their required books are stored. This is because the shelf marks that are used to identify book shelves in the library consist of confusing sequences. The current guide for users to locate book shelves are notices placed on pillars in the Library describing how users can identify shelves using shelf marks. This paper proposes a ubiquitous book shelf location system for users of the University library by using Opportunistic Localization System (OLS) and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID). The proposed shelf location system was designed after observation and interview of users of the library on the ease of location of shelves to obtain books. The system comprises Server, wireless enabled mobile device (embedded with RFID chips), and RFID tagged shelves.