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DeSoto council approves $40,000 purchase for library

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The Ellis County Press

DESOTO – The DeSoto City Council voted to approve a $40,000 purchase to decrease removal of unauthorized materials from DeSoto Public Library.

Radio Frequency Identification is the latest technology used in library theft detection systems.

"The information can be read much faster than barcodes and can be read regardless of the item orientation, location or alignment," said Lucile Dade managing director of library services.

"That means several items can be checked out in a stack."

RFID, made by Polaris Library Systems, will assist in inventory management and circulation.

"It’s going to save staff a tremendous amount of time," said Dade.

Dade hopes to see at least a reduction of stolen property of 40 percent in stolen property or more.

Future plans for fundraisers will be replace the funds used in the purchase.

"Its going to take some time to get everything going," said Dade.

"But the board is willing to help, it’s going to help tremendously."

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