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Libraries

Volume 715: debated on Wednesday 9 December 2009

Question

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To ask Her Majesty's Government how many library authorities comply with national standards for radio frequency identification and E4 libraries; and what measures they are taking to promote those standards. [HL253]

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport does not collect data on the number of library authorities that comply with the UK data model (ISO 28560¬2) for radio frequency identification (RFID) or on the number of library authorities accredited under the E4 scheme.

The Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA) is compiling an RFID guide for public libraries which will contain information on the new national standard and the benefits of its adoption. It also continues to support and sponsor the E4 accreditation scheme.