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Book Inventory System

Question asked by c1 on Apr 1, 2009
Latest reply on Apr 3, 2009 by adcoleman

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Book Inventory System

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Hi,

My friend has a great love for books and wish to keep an inventory check of her library (about 2000 books). We thought a barcode scanner will make life easier. After some search online, this product (http://www.intelliscanner.com/products/media/index.html)seem to be a feasible solution. Only problem is the functionality will be limited to the software requirements. At least with filemaker, we can easily add features with scripts and reports. That software claims that after scanning the barcode on the book, it has an online database that can retrieve the book information. I am not sure how regular is that being updated.

 

This might sound a little far fetched. If I scan the ISBN code of a book, is it possible to automate to retrieve information online or is it the only way to manually enter all the book's information?

 

Any suggestions? 

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