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Journal of Computer Sciences and Applications. 2019, 7(1), 10-15
DOI: 10.12691/jcsa-7-1-2
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Book Searching Navigation in Libraries Based on iBeacon Technology

Fei Liu1, Jiayue He1, Zhimin Wu2, , Jing Chen3 and Kexin Zhang4

1College of Electronics and Information Engineering, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China

2Business School, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China

3Wuyuzhang Honorary, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China

4College of Architecture and Environment, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China

Pub. Date: January 22, 2019

Cite this paper:
Fei Liu, Jiayue He, Zhimin Wu, Jing Chen and Kexin Zhang. Book Searching Navigation in Libraries Based on iBeacon Technology. Journal of Computer Sciences and Applications. 2019; 7(1):10-15. doi: 10.12691/jcsa-7-1-2


With fast pace of life, quick service is in great demand. Accordingly, in libraries, managers are trying to find a balance between quick search for books and increasing volumes, which lengthen the searching time to some extent to achieve further development. Countermeasures are there from both the institutional level such as scientific layout or arrangement of items and the technological level, which has given birth to the concept of smart libraries. And in this paper, a design of Beacon-based system is described to solve the quick positioning and navigation problems for the library command. The key issues for the library command are solved in this system, including positioning of the targeted books and navigation for the corresponding shelves. The system is based on WeChat owning hundreds of millions of active users, in which way there is less worry about the system compatibility thus of high feasibility to promote for public use. Also, other functions of the system are introduced later derived from the message push based on Beacon-related technology, allowing for location-based services.

smart libraries iBeacon-based system quick positioning and navigation WeChat

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