Barcoding backfiles Sarah D. Tusa 04 May 2009 20:24 UTC


Has anyone barcoded their library's bound periodicals retroactively?  If
so, could you please share some of the basic logistics of man/student
hours used and on average how many volumes per week (or day) you were
able to complete?

Our cataloger is thinking of getting a laptop set up for this purpose,
and currently has one 20-hour-per-week student to dedicate to the
project, but we have at least 126,000 bound periodical volumes to be

Thanks for any experience or insight!

Sarah Tusa, Associate Professor

Coordinator of Collection Development & Acquisitions

Mary & John Gray Library, Lamar University

PO Box 10021

Beaumont, TX  77710-0021

Ph:   409/880-8125

Fax: 409/880-8225