Practical point no matter what you use. MAKE sure it has a stand to rest in. I bought one without and it is very inconvenient. Getting the book, opening the book while holding the scanner was
very difficult. So I usually put the scanner down, open the book and scan barcode, but scanner down and reshelf book. I gave that up. Got a cart, with scanner in a stand. So much faster.
Also, I scan directly to notepad on a laptop. Problem with wireless scanner, at least mine, since it stored the information in the scanner, you can't see if a barcode did not translate correctly
until you download the information from the scanner. Then you have to figure out which book was at fault!!
Assistant Library Director for Technical Services
Niagara University Library
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From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Edward M. Corrado
Sent: Monday, November 03, 2014 3:59 PM
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Subject: [CODE4LIB] Wireless barcode scanners
This is slightly off-topic but I can't think of a better place to ask.
I have been asked to investigate wireless barcode scanners, and preferably ones that can work with an iPad (or be connected to an iPad), for inventory purposes. I have found a few used in the retail environment but I was wondering of anyone has bought any recently that they like. Even if you have a wireless barcode scanner that isn't designed to work with an iPad that you recommend, I'd like to hear about it. I know this is vaugue, but that is intentional, I am trying to cast a wide net in hopes to hear what others have done that might be of interest since we are just starting to look into this.