[Koha] Barcodes required by Koha
hany at u.library.arizona.edu
Sat Sep 16 09:03:51 NZST 2006
I believe that codabar and Code 39 both work with Koha. You can find out
a typical library barcode. e.g. 3 9001 04796 2694, where 3 means "item",
9001 means a library, others are item number.
Most libraries use codabar, and there are a few use Code 39. Code 39
allows you to encode alphabetic letters and I chose Code 39 for a
You do not need a software, but a reader will pick up these barcode very
quickly. I have purchased Symbol LS2208 scanner
<http://www.barcodesinc.com/symbol/ls2208.htm> ) and it picks up the
From: koha-bounces at lists.katipo.co.nz
[mailto:koha-bounces at lists.katipo.co.nz] On Behalf Of una simon
Sent: Thursday, September 14, 2006 8:23 PM
To: koha at lists.katipo.co.nz
Cc: elijah at elijahcentre.org
Subject: [Koha] Barcodes required by Koha
I realise there are several barcodes on the market.
I should like your guidance in selecting the type of barcodes acceptable
by Koha. How many digits - 11 or 14? Which works best for you giving
the least problem?
Do I need a software and reader from this end if very few items from our
collection will leave the physical location?
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