Barcodes have been introduced in different fields, which includes libraries and information centers. Barcode symbols are familiar symbols because of the appearance of these symbols in all products, books, food and grocery packets, garments, other records, etc., in developed countries.
This barcode technology is being used in different courier companies also. Barcodes are being used by many manufacturing industries and companies for their products, inventory control and shares. The implementation of barcode technology in library’s circulation system and information centers became more successful, because of speed, accuracy and reliability at work. From then automatic identification’s technology became familiar in libraries and information centers in and around the world.
To provide more effective and efficient services to clients, automation and networking of libraries were done. Barcode application system is suitable for library’s circulation process or job. Barcode technology helps the library to control inventory and periodical control effectively.
Barcode works as a keyboard. When barcode labels are read then some signals are sent to the processor. Barcode will act as a unique control number. This number associates with a record, and it gives individual products’ appropriate details.
Application of barcodes helps in verification of stock, generating user statistics, control periodically, collection and updating records. Barcode helps in data entry with out errors and it saves time as well.
Barcode technology is a boon for library and information centers. One should consider the factors such as cost factor, comfortable and convenient to use. So, there are many advantages of using barcode technology in library and information centers. Barcodes help to improve the efficiency and profits.