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AIDC 100 Archives - Center for AutoID at Ohio University Collection

Type of Material: documents from the teaching institutes, Center for AutoID at Ohio University.
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Collection ID: Collection 384
Creator: Center for AutoID at Ohio University
Extent: 2 cubic ft.
Span Dates: 1991-2001

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Title
AIDC 100 Archives - Center for AutoID at Ohio University Collection
Collection 384

Description

Papers, 1991-2001.
2 cubic ft.
Organization: Series arrangement chronologically by original order; documents from the teaching institutes, Center for AutoID at Ohio University.
Processing and finding aid by F. Jason Torre, September 2004. Revised and updated in March 2014 by Kristen J. Nyitray.

Preface
Introduction
Organizational Note
Timeline of Accomplishments
Scope and Content Note
Series Description
Container Listing
AIDC 100 Archives Resource Center

Preface

The AIDC 100 Archives at Stony Brook University identifies, acquires, preserves and makes available to the public, industry members, educators, and students a comprehensive and diverse library of materials that documents the AIDC (automatic identification and data capture) industry.

Introduction

The Center for AutoID at Ohio University Collection was donated to the Special Collections in the fall of 2003. 

Organizational Note

(Note: The following was excerpted in its entirety from the Center for AutoID’s website at http://www.ent.ohiou.edu/autoid/whatisit.htm).

The Ohio University Center for Automatic Identification is the nation's first university-based research center devoted solely to the study of automatic identification and data capture (AIDC). AIDC includes the technologies of bar coding, magnetic stripe and radio frequency identification, voice data entry.

The center was established in 1988 to provide a focused, unbiased, non-profit organization in recognition of the increasing uses of bar coding and other AIDC technologies. These technologies are being applied in many business environments to increase data accuracy and improve productivity.

Education and research are the two missions of the Center. Educational activities include the annual Automatic Identification and Data Capture Technical Institute (AIDCTI), as well as workshops such as "Understanding and Using Bar Codes."

Industry sponsored research projects conducted at the Center include two very comprehensive bar code symbology tests. The "Code 16K and Code 49 Data Integrity Test" was conducted to establish base line reliability data for the first two-dimensional bar code symbologies. The "Datamatrix and PDF 417 Data Integrity Test" was conducted to evaluate the robustness of those two high data capacity symbologies.

As the use of AIDC continues to increase in applications worldwide, the Center for Automatic Identification is available to meet the educational and research needs of clients in any business environment. The Center can perform R&D work, standards comparisons as well as independent verification of other customized research results. Workshops and seminars can also be planned and conducted by the Center staff.

Timeline of Accomplishments

Ohio University
Center for Automatic Identification

Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ
College of Engineering and Technology

Percival Award. Dr. James Fales, director of the Center for Automatic Identification, received the Percival Award at Scan Tech 1998 for his outstanding contributions to the Automatic Identification and Data Capture industry.

Assistant Director. Mr. Todd Myers joined the Center for Automatic Identification as the Assistant Director in September 1998.

Undergraduate course. Dr. James Fales was the first professor to develop and teach an undergraduate course in automatic identification. IT 454 (Automatic Identification) has been continuously taught since 1987.

Labs. Well-equipped, industry-sponsored auto ID laboratories for “hands-on” practical experience for students has been installed.

Research projects. Faculty, staff, graduate, and undergraduate students conduct research projects in bar coding, voice recognition and RFDC.

Publications/Presentations. Faculty and staff have published numerous magazine and journal articles and have presented at numerous conferences and seminars.

The Center for Automatic Identification
The Center for Automatic Identification is the nation's first university-based center devoted solely to the subject matter of automatic identification. Established in July 1988, the mission is to
serve as a focal point for contract activities in education and research related to bar coding and other forms of automatic data capture.

Selected Educational Activities:

Automatic Identification and Data Capture Technical Institutes (AIDCTI) co-sponsored by AIM, Inc. and the Uniform Code Council. More than 408 professors from various
disciplines and universities around the world have attended the annual institute since it’s beginning in 1987.

Understanding and Using Bar Codes Plus. These two-day workshops are presented periodically in the Center for Auto ID for business and industrial personnel.

Training. Customized in-plant training sessions can be arranged at business sites.

Technology transfer projects. The Center routinely does AIDC pilot projects for regional businesses and industries.

Selected Research Activities

A comparison of read times of bar code symbols as printed by selected printers. Data shows
that there was no functional difference in read time between the four types of bar code printers tested.

Code 16K and Code 49 Data Integrity Test. Data shows that Code 16K and Code 49 have error rates of less than 1 in 5 million characters scanned.

Datamatrix and PDF 417 Data Integrity Test. Data shows that Datamatrix and PDF 417 have error rates of less than 1 in 10 million characters scanned.

Testing of RFDC portable data terminals for environmental robustness.

Ink Jet Direct Part Marking. Testing the use of various ink jet formulas for ink adhesion on metal tubing.
128 Stocker Center • Athens, Ohio 45701-2979 • 740-593-1452 • Fax: 740-593-9382
www.ent.ohiou.edu/autoid

Scope and Content Note

The Center for AutoID at Ohio University Collection consists of one series: general reference materials, created in support for the various teaching institutes that the Center has conducted over the years.

Items housed in acidic or metal housings have been removed from these housings for preservation reasons and have been placed in acid free folders and containers. Metal fasteners have been removed and replaced in accordance with accepted archival standards of preservation.

Series Description

Series I: Teaching Guides, 1991-2001 , 2.5 linear feet. 

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.    

In citing the collection, please credit: Center for Auto ID at Ohio University Collection, Special Collections, Stony Brook University Libraries.

Container Listing

Box 1
Understanding and Using Bar Codes, 1991

Box 2
Understanding and Using Bar Codes, 1992
Understanding and Using Bar Codes, 1993
Automatic Identification Teacher’s Institute, 1991

Box 3
Automatic Identification Teacher’s Institute, 1992
Automatic Identification Teacher’s Institute, 1994
Automatic Identification Teacher’s Institute, 1995

Box 4
Automatic Identification Teacher’s Institute, 1995
Automatic Identification Teacher’s Institute, 1996
Automatic Identification Teacher’s Institute, 1997

Box 5
Automatic Identification Teacher’s Institute, 1998
Automatic Identification Teacher’s Institute, 1999

Box 6
Automatic Identification Teacher’s Institute, 2000
Automatic Identification Teacher’s Institute, 2001


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