- Product: Voyager
- Product Version: 8.2.2
We're ordering new barcodes; what requirements/guidelines should barcodes adhere to for Voyager?
Voyager does not have any particular recommendations or restrictions. Many of our customers use either Codabar or Code39 for patron and/or item barcodes, and both can be in the database at the same time.
The only requirements for barcodes are the following:
- Barcodes have a max. length of 30 for item barcodes, 25 for patron barcodes.
- Characters may be alpha or numeric.
- Barcodes input through the circ client interface have the following "normalizing" operations performed on them: remove punctuation, remove spaces, uppercase.
Voyager does not validate check digits and will treat a check digit in the barcode like any other digit in the barcode.
- Article last edited: 29-Jan-2014