[clug] barcode scanners

steve jenkin sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au
Wed Mar 17 05:15:55 MDT 2010

Anybody have one or use one they could recommend?
Or the converse - what not to get?

I've only ever used one or two in my work, and didn't purchase or test
them.  In accidental reading, I've seen it said laser scanners (think
supermarkets) are the benchmark.
I'd expect very pricey unless second-hand or rent-by-the-week.

I was thinking of scanning the ISBN/EAN-13 barcodes of my books as the
first step in cataloguing them... Hopefully quick and easy.

I google'd for FOSS projects that could use images from a camera and
found this:

Finally decided even if Zxing worked well, it'd be a lot more work :-)
Even some dodgy piece of cheap junk would work better and faster.

thanks in advance

Steve Jenkin, Info Tech, Systems and Design Specialist.
0412 786 915 (+61 412 786 915)
PO Box 48, Kippax ACT 2615, AUSTRALIA

sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au http://members.tip.net.au/~sjenkin

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