Off-site Barcode Placement for RBML



Documentation
  • CPM-424: Descriptive List of Off-site Barcode Prefixes Used at Columbia
  • CPM-807: Barcode Placement for Printed Materials
  • CPM-808: Procedures for Sending Non-Print Materials to Offsite

Bound Materials

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Recommended barcode location:

  • Upper left corner of front cover, approximately 1/4" from the edge.

Common Housing (Tyvek/paper envelope, 4-flap folder, preservation case, clamshell box)

Recommended barcode location:

  • Upper left corner of both housing and item.

Note: If there are multiple objects and a "Piece Count" in the item record, only place barcode on housing, not objects.

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Document Boxes (legal or letter size, 5" or 2.5" wide)

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Recommended barcode location:

  • Upright: Upper left of short end cover.
  • Sideways: Upper left corner of side with label.

Note: Include "Up" sticker

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Standard Box

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Boxes may have attached or detached lid. These are stored directly on shelf, no tray.

Recommended barcode location:

  • Adjacent sides of box in the lower right corner.

Note: If box lid includes information related to contents, place a triplicate barcode on lid (any side).

Other Standard Box

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Boxes that have a detachable lid that entirely covers body of box.

Recommended barcode location:

  • Adjacent sides of lid in the lower right corner. Triplicate on the bottom right of body face.

Tube Boxes

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Boxes used for rolled media, including maps and architectural plans.

Recommended barcode location:

  • Adjacent sides of box in the lower right corner.

Note: Include "Up" sticker

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Supplies

For information about supplies, please consult ReCAP Supplies site.

Box Labels

If the placement of the off-site barcode will obscure critical information on box label, place the barcode as near as possible to the preferred location. If there is content information on a detachable lid, place a triplicate barcode on the front edge of the lid. The triplicate barcode ensures that lids will be correctly matched to boxes.

Multiple items in same housing (e.g. Mixed Media)

If there are two or more objects in a single housing, place the off-site barcode only on the housing. Documentation for processing mixed media is not complete. Please consult Ilona Bicsak, bicsak@columbia.edu or Zack Lane, zl2114@columbia.edu for more details.


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ReCAP User Inquiry Alias: recap@library.columbia.edu

ReCAP Access Supervisor: Holly Kozlowski

Phone: (212) 851-5621

E-mail: hmk2124@columbia.edu