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AIDC 100 Archive - AIM USA Collection

Type of Material: A collection of material from AIM USA, an organization that provides leadership and focus for the barcode industry.
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Collection ID: Collection 333
Creator: AIM USA
Extent: 1.5 cubic ft.
Span Dates: 1980s-1990s

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Title

AIDC 100 Archive - AIM USA Collection
Collection 333

Description

A collection of material from AIM USA, an organization that provides leadership and focus for the barcode industry.
1.5 cubic ft.
Processed by Mark Furness, June 2001; revised by F. Jason Torre, July 2002. Updated and revised in March 2014 by Kristen J. Nyitray.

Introduction
History
Scope and Content
Series Description
Container Listing

Introduction

AIM USA's donation of material to the AIDC 100 archive was received in October 2000. With AIM's purpose of educating the global market about information management systems, the collection documents the progression of the industry from the 1980s onward.

The records are open for research without restriction.

History

AIM USA was founded in 1972, comprising of four companies as an arm of the Materials Handling Institute. In 1986, it became a separate entity with 85 member companies.

AIM USA is an association of companies that provide leadership and focus on the Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) industry. The companies produce a range of AIDC systems and equipment including bar codes, magnetic stripe, radio frequency, optical character recognition, and voice recognition technology. The organization also provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and information relating to Automated Data Capture, promotes the industry through educational programs and conferences, and develops technical standards for the industry.

AIM USA organizes the annual trade-show SCAN-TECH, at which the latest news and advances in the field of AIDC can be seen.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of four series: Industry Meetings and Conferences, Industry Newsletters, Industry Manuals, and Books.

Series Description

Industry Meetings and Conferences, June 1988 - September 1995, 3 linear inches.

Industry Newsletters, May 1988 - March 1999, 6 linear inches.

Industry Manuals, 1984 - 1992, 11 linear inches.

Books
A collection of books related to the AIDC industry.

Rights and Permissions 

Stony Brook University Libraries' consent as the physical owner of the collection does not address copyright issues that may affect publication rights. It is the sole responsibility of the user of Special Collections and University Archives materials to investigate the copyright status of any given work and to seek and obtain permission where needed prior to publication.                         

Container Listing

Series I - Industry Meetings and Conferences

Box 1

AIM USA - Members in the News, August 1994 - September 1995 (1 of 3)
AIM USA - Meetings News (2 of 3)
AIM USA - ADC News, July 1994 - July 1995 (3 of 3)
Automation Forum - Automation Forum: Board of Directors Meeting, June 7, 1988 (2f)  
The Materials Handling Institute - 1980 Automated Material Handling and Storage System Conference

Series II - Industry Newsletters

Box 2

The Adams Chronicle, May 1988 - December 1990 (1 of 4)
The Adams Chronicle, January 1991 - July 1993 (2 of 4)
The Adams Chronicle, August 1993 - July 1995 (3 of 4)

Box 3

The Adams Chronicle, August 1995 - August 1998 (4 of 4)
Association Educator, November 1996 - April 1997
Automatic ID News Wire, February 1993 - July 1997
Industry Scan, December 1996 - August 1998
Inside Auto ID Newsletter, January 1990 - July 1991
RF Innovations, May/June 1998 - February/March 1999

Series III - Industry Manuals

Box 4

AIM - Automatic Identification Equipment and Systems Manual, June 20, 1984 (Copy #1)
AIM - Automatic Identification Equipment and Systems Manual, June 20, 1984 (Copy #2)
American Management Association - Bar Coding Techniques & Applications, March 6-7, 1986 (1 of 2)
American Management Association - Bar Coding Techniques & Applications, March 6-7, 1986 (2 of 2)
American Management Association - How to Successfully Implement Bar Coding into Manufacture, 1992 (1 of 2)
American Management Association - How to Successfully Implement Bar Coding into Manufacture, 1992 (2 of 2)

Box 4

Dytec - Automatic Identification: Where do I begin? Bar Code Seminar, January 16-17, 1990
Institute of Industrial Engineers - Bar Coding: From Implementation and System Expansion to Shop Floor Control,
May 19-20, 1986
Intermec - The Winning Edge: Managing for Success with Bar Code, undated (Copy #1) (1 of 2)
Intermec - The Winning Edge: Managing for Success with Bar Code, undated (Copy #1) (2 of 2)
Intermec - The Winning Edge: Managing for Success with Bar Code, undated (Copy #2) (1 of 2)
Intermec - The Winning Edge: Managing for Success with Bar Code, undated (Copy #2) (2 of 2)
Scanning Certification Program Operations Manual, undated

Series IV - Books (separate from the AIM collection, on library OPAC)

Blackburn, Joseph D. Time Based Competition: The Next Battle Ground in American Manufacturing. Business One Irwin: Illinois. 1991

Camp, Robert C. Benchmarking: The Search for Industry Best Practices that Lead to Superior Performance. ASQC Quality Press: Wisconsin. 1989 (2 copies)

Davis, Stan and Davidson, Bill. 2020 Vision. Simon & Schuster: New York. 1991

Dear, Anthony. Working Towards Just in Time. Von Nostrand Reinhold: New York. 1988

Erdei, William H. Bar Codes: Design, Printing and Quality Control. McGraw Hill, Inc.: New York. 1993

Gaynor, Gerard H. Achieving the Competitive Edge through Integrated Technology Management. McGraw Hill, Inc.: New York. 1991

Hall, Robert W. et al. Measuring Up: Charting Pathways to Manufacturing Excellence. Business One Irwin: Illinois. 1991 (2 copies)

ID Systems. Auto ID in Manufacturing.


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