[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Bar Codes and ArchivesSpace

Benn Joseph benn.joseph at northwestern.edu
Fri Feb 22 10:00:20 EST 2019

Hi Kate,
This is what we do--any handheld scanner will probably work. Right now we just have a USB scanner that plugs into a laptop-it doesn't have any special drivers that I'm aware of, and Windows seems to recognize it. If you have a bunch of boxes that need to be barcoded, it's quickest to do as a bulk update under Manage Top Containers. You just scan and tab to the next field. We can do ~175 boxes in like 10 minutes!


Benn Joseph
Head of Archival Processing
Northwestern University Libraries
Northwestern University
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From: archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org <archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org> On Behalf Of Kate Telford
Sent: Friday, February 22, 2019 8:39 AM
To: archivesspace_users_group at lyralists.lyrasis.org
Subject: [Archivesspace_Users_Group] Bar Codes and ArchivesSpace

Hello ArchivesSpace community!

So I know there has been discussion around this topic in the past but we are exploring the different options for implementing bar codes on our collections here and I am wondering if anyone knows of a specific product that would work with ArchivesSpace and allow me to apply a barcode on a folder or box and then scan it with a handheld scanner with ArchivesSpace open to the barcode field of the Instance and have it automatically populate? Anyone know if this is possible? Is anyone doing it and if so, with what type scanners?

Thanks in advance for any guidance the community can provide.

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