Thursday, November 13, 2008

21st Century technology

Joining other 21st century libraries, the Pescosolido library is re-barcoding our entire collection with 14-digit barcodes. The industry standard for library barcodes uses 14 digits, wherein the first five digits identify the library. Our conversion to KOHA open source library automation this fall necessitated the change from our old four and five digit barcodes to the new 14-digit barcode. Joining the Masscat library system, we can identify books from other libraries automatically by their barcodes, just as libraries that borrow from us can easily identify our books.

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