Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Barcode Creation for SICI & SISAC

by Nate Schubert

Everyone is pretty familiar with the ISBN number which is used to automate ordering and inventory systems for book publishers, distributors and retailers. ISBN barcodes are on virtually every publication and are the primary method for monitoring the sales of specific publications throughout the publishing industry. Another related code is the SICI, used to identify specific articles or journals in serial publications like magazines, newsletters and things of that nature.

When the SICI code is encoded into the Code 128 symbology, it becomes the SISAC barcode, which stands for Serials Industry Systems Advisory Committee. Creating the SICI code and then creating the SISAC barcode using Code 128 can be a pretty complicated process and there isn't much information about how to properly create a SISAC barcode. That's why IDAutomation is pleased to share our new SICI & SISAC Barcode Tutorial.

Using the IDAutomation Barcode Image Generator, this tutorial shows you how to create the sometimes complicated SICI code, how to purchase the correct barcode creation tool so that you can generate the SISAC barcode, how to generate the SISAC barcode and, of course, how to test it for accuracy.

If you're having problems getting your SISAC barcode in order, don't hesitate to check out this helpful tutorial. Be sure to bookmark it for easy access in the future!

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