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Cindy-

A couple questions:

The data is dumped into what type of file? Do you have an option?

And then how do you move that data into your ILS? (I know this is ILS dependent but I am trying to envision workflow). Do you the use an attached barcode reader to scan them into your system? Or do you have a way to import?


Elizabeth Leonard
Seton Hall University
400 South Orange Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079
973-761-9445



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From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Harper, Cynthia
Sent: Wednesday, July 2, 2014 8:30 AM
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Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Barcode scanner

We use one of this family of scanners - Opticon OPN200x - for print periodicals use counts. It's standalone or USB,  collects a time-stamped barcode file, and you can download when you care to.  The battery seems to last forever before needing recharging under my use conditions.  
http://www.opticonusa.com/products/companion-scanners/opn2001.html
 

Cindy Harper
Electronic Services and Serials Librarian Virginia Theological Seminary
3737 Seminary Road
Alexandria VA 22304
703-461-1794
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-----Original Message-----
From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Riley Childs
Sent: Tuesday, July 01, 2014 5:37 PM
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Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Barcode scanner

We use code39 for everything, I am trying to find something that I can give to 2 volunteers to run inventory twice a year without having to be tied to an ipad

Riley Childs
Student
Asst. Head of IT Services
Charlotte United Christian Academy
(704) 497-2086
RileyChilds.net
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Sent: 7/1/2014 3:51 PM
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Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Barcode scanner

Riley,

Basically ANY barcode scanner would work for you. Barcode scanners simply read in data as though it was typed in from a keyboard.
What matters is that you have the symbologies  you need enabled. Library barcodes tend to be Codabar (which is not always enabled by default), while stores often use UPC/EAN (which is usually enabled). And the barcodes for our students and staff at the College are in Code 128.  If you can attach the barcode reader to a laptop and scan the barcodes into a blank text file, then it's enabled.

If you grab a copy of the manual for the barcode reader you can see how to program in any prefixes or suffixes you need and more - things like being able to tell which symbology is being used.

If all you're doing is scanning in barcode numbers to say that this piece of equipment is here, you don't even need a special program, just a text file that can be imported into Excel. We do something similar and upload data to our library system to update  the inventory of our collection at the various Branches.

There are indeed apps for Android and IOS devices that might enable you to use a phone to do it too.

Just my .02 worth.

Regards,


Giles W. Riesner, Jr. | Lead Library Technician , Library Technology
The Community College of Baltimore County   | 800 South Rolling Road | Catonsville, MD 21228 USA
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-----Original Message-----
From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Riley Childs
Sent: Monday, June 30, 2014 9:24 PM
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Subject: [CODE4LIB] Barcode scanner

I am trying to find a barcode scanner that i can do inventory with, I was looking at the KDC20, but it is a tad out of my price range, what barcode scanner do you like? I have a Metroset Voyager (Honeywell branded) that i like, but am trying to see what others have and get some better suggestions.

Riley Childs
Student
Asst. Head of IT Services
Charlotte United Christian Academy
(704) 497-2086
RileyChilds.net
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