Term 4 1993
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Using your barcode reader with Recon
You can use a barcode reader to wand in local barcode information into RECON, however, there are some pitfalls for the unwary. Here's how to handle them.
Most of the problems people experience with barcode readers are due to the fact that barcode readers automatically insert an [ENTER] key at the end of the barcode when it is read. (On some barcode readers this is an optional feature which you can tum off). In RECON, this gives you the effect of the barcode 'flashing' on to the screen and then disappearing.
What has actually happened?
RECON has recorded the barcode as being for the first local copy of the book; now it is waiting to accept the local information for the second copy. Notice the '2' under the 'copy' field.
What should you do?
If you have more copies of the book, then you should enter the local information for those copies. When you have wanded in the last barcode, your next step depends on what local copy information you are inputting:
- Barcode only The cursor will be on the barcode field. Press the [END] key. The system will then move on to the next title.
- Barcode and Accession The cursor will be on the accession number field. Press the [END] key. The system will then move on to the next title.
- Barcode and Location The cursor will be in the choice box in the location field. Press [ESC] which will exit the choice box. The cursor will still be in the location field. Press the [END] key. The system will then move on to the next title.
- Barcode, Accession and Location The cursor will be on the accession number field. Press the [END] key. The system will then move on to the next title.
Any queries regarding RECON can be directed to either Curriculum Corporation or Femtree Computer Corporation.
Curriculum Corporation: (03) 639-0699 or (008) 337405
Femtree Computer Corporation: (03) 562-7028 or (008) 335067