Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Library Codes

I'm finishing out my crypto class with a mini-unit on bar codes (not entirely on topic, but it's what I want to talk about). I have a favor to ask of anyone with access to an academic library and a scanner.

If your library ID number is 14 digits long and starts with a 2 and/or if books from your library have ID numbers that are 14 digits long and start with a 3, can you email me a scan of the barcode + ID number as well as the name of the institution that issued it? (OK to send to my yahoo address or my Dartmouth Alumni address; I use pine at school, so it's harder for me to handle images sent to my math account.)

Your name / the name of the book are not important. I promise that my students will not fraudulently check out books in your name!