Equivalent to a type of language. There are many types of barcode symbologies in use. The 3 symbologies use most often for library systems are Code 3 of 9, Codabar and Interleaved 2 of 5. Many software systems can recognize multiple symobologies but some older systems require a specific type. If unsure of symbology, call your software company to get symbology type before placing order.
Library System Code
Is your 4-digit library code. The field will be filled with zeros if you do not have a library system code.
Start and Stop Characters
Special characters found at the beginning and end of the barcode symbol that indicate to the barcode reader when the encoded message starts and stops.
Is the result of a mathematical algorithm applied against the value of each character in the symbol message. Verified by the automation software to ensure the integrity of the data being scanned and virtually eliminates input errors. Usually the last character in the barcode before the stop character or in the human readable message.
The white area immediately proceeding and following the barcode symbol. It must be a specific size in order to allow the effective scanning of the barcode.