Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Date of this Version

Winter 11-8-2019



The library is one of the essential place in any academic institution. With the invention of ICT (Information and Communications Technology), every sector now a day are trying to automate their system and library is also one of them. We can find that the technologies have taken over and helped the library in various ways. Now a day’s libraries need new tools that will allow them to increase their productivity and improve user service without adding personnel. Application of Barcode technology in libraries is a way to process client requests from fast to fastest. Barcode technology is mostly used in the circulation system of a library and most successful due to its speed, accuracy and reliability. Barcoding though comparatively an old technology is one of the significant steps in library automation and is still not widely used in libraries.

This article briefly discusses the description of the application of Barcode technology in libraries, its working mechanism and also the advantages and disadvantages of this technology. The researcher has tried to explore the technical aspects of Barcode technology in the library. The main aim of the article is to create awareness among the librarians to use Barcode technology in the library. Barcode is very cost-effective technology can be used by every library. The paper also discusses the creation of Barcode with Glabels open-source software which is absolutely free of cost.



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