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Serial check-in using SICI barcode? Regina Reynolds 31 Jul 2001 18:23 UTC


I am interested in learning about any experience you might have with
checking in serials using the SICI barcode.  Innovative Interfaces
Millenium system advertises this capability, and I believe some other
systems have it as well.  I would be interested in some sense of how well
check-in worked, how compatible with the MARC holdings format it was, what
proportion of your serials were printing the barcode, what system you
have, and any other information you could share.  The SICI represents an
important use of the ISSN and I am interested in hearing more about the
current success or future potential of this application of the ISSN.
Additionally, serials check-in via an online system can be a complex and
time-consuming process (as LC is learning).  Anything that can speed this
process is useful to know about.  NSDP is in a position to encourage
publishers to print the SICI barcode if it is a useful check-in tool.

Please either post to the list or contact me directly.  Thank you in
advance for any information you can share.


Regina  R. Reynolds                     email:
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