An IoT-based risk warning system for smart libraries

Published date18 November 2019
Date18 November 2019
AuthorYi Xie,Jia Liu,Shufan Zhu,Dazhi Chong,Hui Shi,Yong Chen
An IoT-based risk warning
system for smart libraries
Yi Xie
Changsha University of Science and Technology, Changsha, China
Jia Liu
Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, Wuhan, China
Shufan Zhu
Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan, China
Dazhi Chong
California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, California, USA
Hui Shi
Computer Information Systems Department,
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, California, USA, and
Yong Chen
A. R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business,
Texas A&M International University, Laredo, Texas, USA
Purpose When integrating smart elements offered by emergent technologies, libraries are facing the
challenges of technological renovation and maintaining their operation using emerging technology. Given the
importance of smart library, new technologies are needed in building new libraries or renovation of existing
libraries. The purpose of this paper is to propose a risk warning system for library construction or renovation
in the aspect of risk management.
Design/methodology/approach The proposed Internet of Things (IoT)-based system consists of sensors
that automatically monitor the status of materials, equipment and construction activities in real time. AI
techniques including case-based reasoning and fuzzy sets are applied.
Findings The proposed system can easily track material flow and visualize construction processes. The
experiment shows that the proposed system can effectively detect, monitor and manage risks in construction
projects including library construction.
Originality/value Compared with existing risk warning systems, the proposed IoT-based system requires
less data for making dynamic predictions. The proposed system can be applied to new builds and renovation
of libraries.
Keywords Risk management, Internet of Things (IoT), Building automation, Library construction,
Library renovation, Industrial information integration engineering
Paper type Research paper
1. Introduction
Emergent technologies bring libraries innovative challenges, concerns and opportunities for
development (Bayani et al., 2018). In digital era, librariesrole changes from a provider of
information to a facilitator of learning (Holmgren, 2010). Accordingly, traditional libraries
are converting into learning commons, aiming for providing users seamless learning with
holistic spaces that combine research, technology and other services (Accardi et al., 2010).
By incorporating Internet of Things (IoT), particularly radio frequency identification device
(RFID), and the introduction of the concept of building automation (Pang, Xie, Zhu and
Library Hi Tech
Vol. 37 No. 4, 2019
pp. 918-932
© Emerald PublishingLimited
DOI 10.1108/LHT-11-2017-0254
Received 30 November 2017
Revised 9 January 2019
30 January 2019
Accepted 5 February 2019
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This researchis supported by National NaturalScience Foundation of China underGrant No. 71603284,
Humanity and Social Science Research Foundation of Ministry of Education No. 16YJC630068 and
China Postdoctoral Science Foundation Grant Nos 2019T120718 and 2018M630918.

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