How do libraries manage the ethical and privacy issues of RFID implementation? A qualitative investigation into the decision-making processes of ten libraries

  title={How do libraries manage the ethical and privacy issues of RFID implementation? A qualitative investigation into the decision-making processes of ten libraries},
  author={Stuart Ferguson and Clare Thornley and Forbes Gibb},
  journal={Journal of Librarianship and Information Science},
  pages={117 - 130}
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