Designing Barcode Generation Interface: A Methodology of an Integrated Framework for LibrariesAuthor : Sukumar Mandal
Volume 7 No.2 July-December 2017 pp 16-20
Nowadays libraries are facing the challenges posed by a diverse and rapidly expanding information universe. Increased user expectations for faster and easier access to relevant information go hand in hand with institutional demands for increased operational efficiency. Integrated library system required to makes it easier for housekeeping operations in a library. Barcode is a part of housekeeping operation. The process of library automation in different aspects also helps to make better use of existing library services and staff. It allows for the improvement of library in the variety, amount and quality of materials that are available in the library’s collection. This paper explores a new barcode interface for libraries. It designs the barcode interface by using the PHP high level programming languages and also using some HTML tags in home page. It also uses the Code-128, which is one of the important standards in barcode creation. Another important standard is FPDF for making the barcode in a single page or multiple pages in PDF format, which is most user-friendly and easy to display interface for printing the barcode. The main objectives of this paper are to (i) explore the possibility of generating 65 barcodes in a single A-4 size paper; (ii) print out the single barcode on a single page; (iii) generate the barcode from the CSV or EXCEL format and (iv) generate the barcode from starting number to end number in a single page or multiple pages.
Barcode, Integrated framework, Barcode standards, PHP, FPDF, Code-128.