AIDC 100 Archives


September 2005

Truth in Technologies 2005: Supply Chain RFID
Date: Thursday, October 27, 2005, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: Student Activities Center, Ballrooms A & B, at Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY

The AIDC 100, Stony Brook University Libraries and the Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology will host the 2nd annual "Truth in Technologies" conference on October 27, 2005 (8:30 am - 5:30 pm) in the Student Activities Center (SAC) to provide a clear vision of the issues arising among the technologies of RFID (radio frequency identification) and Supply Chain systems. This international event will include speakers from the "user" community who will clarify the issues dictating the implementation of RFID. The forum will provide understanding about the broad-scale use of RFID in the supply chain. Topics to be addressed will include: where RFID fits; the challenges of making RFID work; and what it takes to use RFID. Attendees will include companies that define, design, develop and deploy RFID-based systems.

Registration: Free to Stony Brook students and faculty (excludes lunch). Space is limited.
Deadline: September 30, 2005
Student and faculty registration contact: Jason Torre via email at: or 632-7119.

Additional registration information, session descriptions and a list of attendees are available at

December 9, 2004

The AIDC 100 Archives is pleased and honored to announce the opening to the public of three of its newest acquisitions; the Richard B. Meyers Collection, the Advanstar Communications, Inc. Collection and the Center for AutoID at Ohio University Collection. The collections each present a unique outlook on the AIDC industry and are welcomed additions to the AIDC 100 Archives and Library. The collections will be open to researchers starting in January 1st of 2005. A link to the full finding aid and associated information on each collection may be found under the individual collection links through the AIDC 100 Collections page of this web site.

April 1, 2003

The AIDC 100 Archive is pleased to announce that the processing of the Allan Gilligan Collection, MC 338 has been completed and the collection will be open to researchers starting in the Spring of 2003. A link to the full finding aid is available under the AIDC 100 Collections page of this web site.

March 12, 2003

The AIDC 100 and Stony Brook University Library are proud to announce their participation in 2nd Annual Long Island Technology Hall of Fame Event and Gala which was held at the Wyndham Wind Watch Hotel on Long Island on March 12, 2003. The event and gala consisted of technology seessions during the day and a special banguet hosted over 500 invitees with more attending the technology sessions during the day. For more information on the Long Island Technology Hall of Fame visit

January 1, 2003

The AIDC 100 Archive is very pleased to announce that the Center for AUTOID at Ohio University graciously donated 17 cubic feet of documments, conference proceedings, trade publications and additional assorted material for inclusion in the archive's library holdings which are located within the Douglas Edgell Reading Room. For more information on the Center for AUTOID at Ohio University see the Educational Institutions section of this web site.

November 22, 2002

The AIDC 100 Archive is honored to announce that it has recently acquired the papers of Mr. Richard Meyers, President of Delta Services. One of the most sought after lecturers on the topic of Bar Coding and Automatic Identification technologies, Mr. Meyers has over 30 years experience in the AIDC industry. The majority of his career, 25 years, was spent at NCR where he held various positions, ranging from Systems Analyst to Marketing Director. In addition to his consulting work, Mr. Meyers is also a noted author. His "Ten Commandments of Bar Coding" is required reading for all interested in bar code technology. The collection is expected to open to researchers sometime in the year 2003.

October 23, 2002

The AIDC 100 Archive is pleased to announce that Gabriele Edgell, President of Edgell Communications, Inc. of Randolph, NJ has made another gift to the AIDC 100 Archive. This second donation (the first of which helped establish the archive) consists of back issues of the publications Consumer Goods Technology, Retail Info System News and Retail System Reseller. To supplement the library's holdings in the future, Mrs. Edgell has also kindly provided the library with free subscriptions to the above listed publications.

October 22, 2002

The AIDC 100 Archive is proud to acknowledge receipt of the published writings of Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Dr. Theodosios Pavlidis, of the Computer Science Department, Stony Brook University. The donation containing various publications written by Dr. Pavlidis, Jerome Swartz and Ynjiun P. Wang on bar code and information theory are a welcomed addition to the growing publications list.

September 16, 2002

The AIDC 100 Archive has recently acquired the papers (22 cubic feet) of Mr. Benjamin Nelson, noted author, educator and bar code industry spokesman. Mr. Nelson was active within the bar coding industry for over four decades and is best known for his work as an educator. He was the 1985 Dilling Award winner, the industry's highest award, for his efforts to introduce bar coding at the School of Packaging at Michigan State University. The AIDC 100 Archive would like to thank Mrs. Eunice Nelson, her daughter Leslie and son Doug for their kind donation of Mr. Nelson's papers to the AIDC 100 Archive at Stony Brook. The collection is expected to be open to researchers by the spring of 2003.