Barcoding periodicals Connie Foster 30 May 2007 14:21 UTC

With some trepidation I ask about advantages or disadvantages of
embarking on a project to barcode and give item ids and possibly spine
labels to our periodical collection, which currently is simply shelved
in alpha order with no tracking capabilities. My sense is that
statistics would be useful but I'm not sure the impact of such a project
is worth that one asset?
Appreciate experiences or advice for those who have considered or moved
in that direction. Unless others are interested, you can reply directly
to me.
Many thanks.
Connie Foster

Connie Foster, Professor and Head, Dept. of Library Technical Services
Western Kentucky University Libraries
Editor, Serials Review
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