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D-39 Guidelines for Barcoding & Ownership ID


On February 8th, 2007, the Library Directors Advisory Council (LDAC) approved the following document regarding guidelines for barcoding and ownership identification of materials within the system. This document was created in order to facilitate efficiencies in the delivery process for both frontline staff and the sorting room.

The guidelines were created with these elements in mind:

  1. To conform with existing practice whenever possible; 
  2. With an eye to current and emerging technologies like RFID and self-check machines;
  3. To reduce unnecessary handling of items by placing barcodes and ownership on the outside of materials;
  4. To aid frontline circ staff in identifying whether all parts are present an accounted for as quickly as possible.

The guidelines are available below in both MS Word and PDF format (see attachments area below)