8.7. Barcode Completion

Sitka Snippet Video - Barcode Completion (1:35)

Barcode completion is used to add prefixes, suffixes, and/or padding to a barcode when scanned. This is used when the physical barcode does not match the barcode saved in Evergreen. For example, all barcodes at a library may be prefixed in Evergreen with their Library and Archives Canada code MPL12345 but the physical barcode on the item is 12345. When barcode completion is in use Evergreen will add MPL to ever barcode scanned.

Barcode completion is generally used in Sitka to handle duplicate item or patron barcodes.

Multiple Matches

Patron Barcodes

Item Barcodes

Multiple Matches

When a barcode is entered if multiple matches are found a pop-up will appear listing the possible barcodes.

Select the barcode/title or barcode/name combination that matches the item in your hand or the patron.

Note

If the barcode is not a 14 digit codebar barcode you may wish to re-barcode the item or issue the patron a new library card to prevent future pop-ups caused by that barcode.

Patron Barcodes

The barcode completion pop up will appear when a patron barcode is scanned in the following places:

  • the Barcode field in the Retrieve Patron Check Out interface ( CirculationCheck Out Items)

  • the Barcode field in the Check Out section of the patron account.

    The library setting Load patron from Checkout must be set to True.

  • the Place hold for patron by barcode field in the staff client catalogue.

Note

The Barcode Completion pop up will not appear when a patron barcode is scanned into the Barcode field in the Patron Search interface.

Item Barcodes

The barcode completion pop up will appear when an item barcode is scanned in the following places:

  • the Barcode field in the Check Out section of the patron account.

  • the Enter Barcode field in the Check In interface.

  • the Barcode field in the Item Status interface.

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