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Collection Services Policy and Procedure Manual: Tracking use of microfiche

General Information

This was a project started in 2005.  Kathy created a dummy barcode in Voyager (on bib record no. 105092) entitled "Unbarcoded microfiche" so we could track the use of microfiche.  An item record was created for the fiche titles that are used, adding new ones as needed: example, GPOfiche, A6010, 19cent, 20cent, BARJOURN, AA5, etc. There is also a group of these on the bib record "Unbarcoded microfilms" (bib record #105091. MFHD #109246) for microfilm usage:  examples, MICROFILM, FEDREGFILM, OKLANEWS, B20, B33, B72, AGOPIN, PRENRS, etc.

NOTE: see the bib records/MFHD records/Item records for current list of the created "barcodes"

The titles are suppressed from the OPAC (mfhd location = sup); item type is "microform"


To make a scanner readable barcode to be used at circulation, asterisks must be put before and after the "number" (must be in uppercase to be eye readable), then the entire phrase transformed into the "BARCODE 3 of 9" font, i.e.,


*CONGREC*  (for the Congressional Record)


The resulting sheet is then printed out and given to circulation, who check out and check in the microfiche to "Mr. Browse", our dummy patron, then they re-file the fiche.


The barcodes are created as needed.  Circulation will send down any microform groups needing barcodes to be created.


The name of this file is "fiche barcodes" in the "my documents/cataloging info" directory on Kathy Broad's machine


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