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Hi Michele,

We have collection-level bib records in our OPAC (Aleph) with attached item
records/barcodes for each container. We do not include the barcode in
EAD....yet.

I'm very interested in other responses to this question,

-Noah

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Noah Huffman

Archivist for Metadata and Encoding

Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library

Duke University

Box 90767, Smith Warehouse

Durham, NC 27708

919-660-5982

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On Tue, Jun 14, 2011 at 4:17 PM, Michele R Combs <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Hi all --
>
> This is a question for those of you that a) have EAD finding aids, b) have
> your collections in bar-coded boxes, and c) have to convert a box number to
> a bar code in order to request/locate an item (i.e., your storage operates
> based on bar codes, not on collection name/box number).  Where do you store
> the link between box number and bar code?   Do you include the bar code in
> the EAD (and if so, how)?  Or is it stored in a separate
> collection-management database so staff have to look up box numbers to get
> the bar code?  Or is it done in your OPAC, with a collection-level bib
> record with item records for each of the boxes?  Or some other wildly
> creative option?
>
> Thanks --
>
> Michele
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