Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Date of this Version

Winter 12-12-2018


Gupta, Parul and Margam Madhusudhan. Assessment of Professionals’ Outlook on the Application of Electronic Security Systems in Select University Libraries of Northern India.


In a digital era, library professionals are not only responsible for efficient transaction services but also act as custodian of material in all forms. With the constraints of funding, more and more librarians are relying on different technological advances such as Electronic Security Systems (ESSs) to bring security to library material, building, and premises. The present paper uses survey methodology to assess their perception of library professionals of select libraries of Northern India on different ESSs such as Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), Closed-circuit television (CCTV), Biometric and Burglar system and its applications, benefits, and problems. The work highlighted that most of the libraries are using technology such as RFID, or Electro-Magnetic (EM) Tags and surveillance system than Biometric and Burglar for the security of library materials. The study raises awareness of the importance of ESSs for the betterment of the libraries and emphasizes the need to implement such security systems.