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Greetings colleagues,

There is a group on campus analyzing the usefulness of the use of RFID for furniture inventory in the residence halls. There are over 2000 rooms (bedrooms and lounges); the standard set for a 2-person bedroom has 10 pieces of furniture.

- What other campuses, if any, are using RFID for inventory (for any purpose, not just furniture)?
- What is the viability/cost-benefit of using RFID vs. traditional inventorying methods? Hidden costs? Drawbacks?

If responses come to me individually, I can aggregate them and send back a summary to the list to avoid cluttering up the list with responses.

Thanks for any insight you might have!


Melissa Woo
Vice Provost / CIO
University of Oregon
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How does a CIO get involved in counting furniture???? J Like I don’t know!!!! Good Luck.


Dr. Robert Paterson

Vice President – Information Technology, Planning and Research

Molloy College

Rockville Centre, NY

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Its all our problem in the end… 
We are responsible for recruitment…students, faculty, staff…
We are responsible for paint
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Technology is the heart of all that is…  Where were we 10 years ago, 15…?  Where are we now?  Everywhere!  Good luck…

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