Barcoding bound/microfilm collections Janie Branham 03 Feb 1998 21:02 UTC


We are a NOTIS library interested in barcoding our bound serials and
microfilm collections so that we can track usage over an extended period
of time.  These collections do not circulate, so barcoding will be done
primarily as a collection development/inventory tool.  Our current
collection is already barcoded (barcodes attached to the shelf next to
each title, then scanned each time an issue is re-shelved) and this has
worked fairly well.  I'd like to hear from other libraries, particularly
NOTIS sites, who have barcoded their bound and/or film collections.  I
understand that there is a limit as to the number of NOTIS item records
that can be created within a single copy statement.  Did you find this to
be true?  If so, how did you handle it?  After creating so many item
records, did you experience a significant delay in response time when
searching by title?

Other than barcoding, has anyone tried another method of tracking bound
journal usage?  If so, I'd love to hear from you.

Thanks for your help!

Janie Branham
Serials Librarian
Sims Memorial Library
Southeastern Louisiana University
SLU 896
Hammond, LA  70402
phone:  (504) 549-2186