How can I identify individual copies of a book, for loaning and tracking purposes?

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Last Updated: October 05, 2019
Keywords: loans, tracking, checkout, copies

There are two ways to handle duplicates in Readerware. You can enter the book once and use the copies count or you can enter each copy separately.

You will need to enter each copy into the database separately and each copy must be identified. Readerware assigns a Book ID automatically as you add each copy to the database. The Book ID will be unique and will never change.

The Book ID is the easiest way to provide a unique ID for each book. However if you need more control over the format of the ID, you can use the User Number column. You can enter the User Number as you catalog books or you can use the Readerware Bulk Editor to assign the User Number for you in just about any format.

As you add books to the database you can print Book ID or User Number barcode labels to place on each copy.

To check a book out you would select a Book ID or User Number search and scan the barcode.


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