[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Bar Codes and ArchivesSpace

Smallen, Vakil smallen at email.gwu.edu
Fri Feb 22 10:05:18 EST 2019

Hi Kate,

At George Washington University, we use handheld scanners with no special
software installed. The scanners are produced by Symbol Technologies and
plug into the computer through a USB port. You simply hold the trigger
button and scan the barcode and it populates the field.


On Fri, Feb 22, 2019 at 9:39 AM Kate Telford <ktelford at sos.ri.gov> wrote:

> 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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Vakil Smallen
NEA Project Archivist
Special Collections Research Center
The George Washington University
Smallen at email.gwu.edu
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