[Michlib-l] Barcode Scanner question

Bosman, Don dbosman at mail.lib.msu.edu
Thu Feb 19 08:58:57 EST 2015


If the model number is the same, go for it. If it's a different model balance cost and any added value a local or not so local vendor would add.
In my experience, laser bar code readers just work - or just need reprograming and then they just work for years and years.
                My preferred vendor is RACO Industries. http://www.racoindustries.com/


Don Bosman
Information Technologist
MSU Libraries
366 W. Circle Drive  -  Rm.W441
East Lansing, MI 48824-1048
517-884-0873



From: michlib-l-bounces at mcls.org [mailto:michlib-l-bounces at mcls.org] On Behalf Of Galesburg Charleston Memorial District Library
Sent: Wednesday, February 18, 2015 6:05 PM
To: michlib-l at mail.mcls.org
Subject: [Michlib-l] Barcode Scanner question

I need opinions, and I know that there is never a shortage of those on the listserv!

We need to replace our barcode scanners - one is broken, the other one is old and tired. I've looked at Demco; their prices range from $160 - $700! I've also been looking at Amazon where prices are much more reasonable (less than $100).

Does anyone know whether I can use the less expensive scanners? Have you used them at your library, and if so, what was your experience?

You can reply to me off list at galesburglibrary at hotmail.com<mailto:galesburglibrary at hotmail.com>.

Thanks!

Helena



Helena Hayes, Director
Galesburg Charleston Memorial District Library
188 E. Michigan Ave.
Galesburg, MI 49053

269-665-7839 (phone)
269-665-7788 (fax)

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