Re: journal barcodes (Sharon Cline McKay) Stephen Clark 23 Mar 1999 17:00 UTC

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Date: Tue, 23 Mar 1999 08:10:32 -0700
From: Sharon Cline McKay <mckays@MAUI.FAXON.COM>
Subject: Re: journal barcodes (Kathleen Thorne)

Hi Kathleen,

In case you haven't already received this info... You can find information
on the SICI (Serial Item and Contribution Identifier) at the Book Industry
Study Group's Web page: Click on SISAC. Sandy Paul or
Bill Raggio, at the BISG office in NY, can also help you. Contact them at
212-675-7804 or or


Sharon Cline McKay, MLS
Director, Academic Sales
Western Region
The Faxon Company, Inc.
9712 Altamont Drive
Sandy, UT 84092-3304
Tel: 801-942-9500
Fax: 801-942-8013

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Date: Sun, 21 Mar 1999 13:48:34 -0700
From: kathleen <kathleen@SJSUVM1.SJSU.EDU>
Subject: journal barcodes

Our university publishes an annual literary journal; the staff is
interested in barcoding the issues, but isn't sure how to go about it
and has asked if I can find out anything for them -- they were simply
going to have a barcode printed on the cover, but aren't sure how to get
the correct information onto the barcode, or indeed even what the
correct information should include.  Can anyone out there offer any
concrete suggestions?  Who should they contact?  I'm not even sure if
they have an ISSN for the journal -- they mentioned ISBN, but seemed a
little hazy about the whole thing.

They have an issue coming out this next month -- is it possible to get
the information in time for that printing?

All suggestions welcome!

I know, I know, this is something I should probably know about and be
able to answer in my sleep, but I've been out of serials acquisitions
for too long....

Thanks for the assistance
  --Kathleen Thorne
Kathleen Thorne
Serials Cataloger                                       Creator of the
world, keep me sane
San Jose State University                               Keep my sense and my
San Jose, CA 95192-0028                                 until you come for
ph: (408) 924-2826   fax: (408) 924-2701