[Koha] Old Barcodes - Location Data and Checksum

Joshua Ferraro jmf at liblime.com
Thu Jun 12 08:56:12 NZST 2008

On Wed, Jun 11, 2008 at 4:36 PM, Nathan McNew <agreatnate at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> My library is migrating to koha from Winnebago.  I have used
> bulkmarcimport.pl to import our entire collection into koha, which looks to
> have been successfull.  I am running into trouble scanning in the barcodes
> on our books however, because winnebago stored only the 5 digit material
> number in the 852p barcode field, but the barcodes on the books contain much
> more information, in what I understand to be the codabar format.
> After the import, Koha now has for instance that a book's barcode is 12345;
> But the barcode on the book, which we would like to keep is 3055500012345x,
> where 3 means it is a book, 0555 is our location code and x is a check
> digit.  In the old software typing in either the short version, 12345, or
> the long version 3055500012345x, would get the same results.  Koha works
> fine with the short version, but reports an invalid barcode if you use the
> barcode scanner to scan in the book, since it is in the long format.  Is
> there any way to get koha to interpret these barcodes correctly?
Yes, there is ... and it's a system preference, barcode input filter
or something
like that. One of the options is 'codabar'. Hope that helps.


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