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AIDC 100 Archives - Paul Bergé Collection

Type of Material: Documents, audio, videotapes and artifacts of the first Chairman of AIM Europe.
Personal Name: Paul Bergé
Collection ID: Collection 336
Creator: Paul Bergé
Extent: 6 cubic ft.
Span Dates: 1977-1998

ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

Title
AIDC 100 Archives - Paul Bergé Collection
Collection 336

Description

Papers, 1977-1998.
6 cubic ft.
Organization: Series arrangement by original order and alphabetically and chronologically.
Documents, audio, videotapes and artifacts of the first Chairman of AIM Europe.
Processed by F. Jason Torre, December 2001, revised July 2002. Revised and updated in March 2014 by Kristen J. Nyitray.

Preface
Introduction
Biographical Note
Scope and Content Note
Series Description
Container Listing

Preface

The Paul Bergé Collection is one of the three original collections donated between the spring of 1999 and the fall of 2000 by members of the AIDC 100, for inclusion in the AIDC 100 Archives at Stony Brook.  

Introduction

The Paul Bergé Collection was donated in the spring of 1999. It consists of six cubic feet of material, consisting of video tapes, audio tapes, artifacts, manuals, publications and promotional material.

The collection provides researchers with a slice of Mr. Berge's years within the AIDC (automatic identification and data capture) industry, primarily focusing on his involvement within the industry as a lecturer and a major proponent of the European trade show Scan Tech Europe as well as his early work with AIM Europe and Symbol Technologies, Inc.

The collection's creator (Mr. Paul Bergé) holds all copyrights to his personal papers and publications. All requests to use or reproduce any of Mr. Berge's papers or publications should be addressed to the Special Collections; copyrights to all remaining items within the collection (not created by Mr. Bergé) must be obtained from the owner prior to use.

In citing the collection, please credit it as follows: Paul Bergé Collection, Special Collections, Stony Brook University Libraries.

Biographical Note

Paul Bergé, one of the first contributors to the AIDC 100 Archive at Stony Brook University, received his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the Nijenrode Business School in the Netherlands. A versatile and well-spoken man (Mr. Bergé speaks six languages), Mr. Bergé did not come to the AIDC industry straight away. Prior to starting work in the automatic identification field, Mr. Bergé worked in the computer industry at industry notables such as Phillips Data Systems, Nixdorff Computer and ITT Europe. In 1975, Mr. Bergé began working for the Plessey Company, a recognized pioneer in the European bar coding business, European Headquarters in Brussels. He stayed with the company for five years before moving to Symbol Technologies in 1980.

Symbol Technologies brought Mr. Bergé on in 1980 to set up its European operations in Brussels. He was made Managing Director of that organization and remained in that position until 1988 when he was promoted to Vice President of International Marketing, becoming Symbol's first non-American Vice President, and transferred to the company's headquarters in Bohemia, New York.

During this period of his career, Mr. Bergé found time to focus his attention outside his company's business on the evolving world of bar coding. Recognizing the need for a European equivalent to the popular North American Scan Tech trade shows, in 1984 Mr. Berge` became founding Chairman of Scan Tech Europe, the industry's European automatic identification industry trade show. Soon after, he became founding chairman of the industry trade organization AIM Europe, eventually serving as Chairman of AIM International. Already recognized for his excellence in the automatic identification field Mr. Bergé became a major lecturer on the subject throughout the world. In July 1988, this recognition paid off as he was requested by the United Nations working in cooperation with the China Institute of Packaging and EAN to speak at various venues in China. These lectures are largely credited with China joining the worldwide International Article Numbering organization. Impressed with his hard work and dedication to the developing AIDC industry, Mr. Bergé was made Executive Vice President of Olympus Symbol, Inc., a joint venture company which combined portions of Olympus Optical Limited, of Tokyo, Japan and Symbol Technologies, Inc., of Bohemia, New York, U.S.A.

In addition to the corporate recognition he has received, Mr. Bergé has received the Scan Newsletter International Award and in 1989 was the first non-American recipient of the American Auto ID industry's Dick Dilling Award for his work in developing international bar coding markets. Mr. Bergé currently lives in the United States where he is still an active lecturer on the AIDC industry at conferences and seminars.

Scope and Content Note

The Paul Bergé Collection consists of ten series: subject files, conference proceedings, standards & specifications, white papers, corporate publications, periodicals, books, video recordings, audio recordings, artifacts/equipment.

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. All metal fasteners have been removed and replaced in accordance with accepted archival standards of preservation.

Series Description

Series I: Subject Files, 1981-1997, 1.8 linear feet. Alphabetical subject files on topics referred to or collected throughout the course of business.

Series II: Conference Proceedings, 1982-1998, 2.6 linear feet. Conference proceedings from the industry's first conferences, including Scan-Tech Europe.

Series III: Standards and Specifications, 1981-1995, 2 linear inches. Standards used in the course of business.

Series IV: White Papers, 1982-1996, 3 linear inches. Technical papers collected during the course of business and those distributed during conferences, seminars and workshops.

Series V: Corporate Publications, 1980-1993, 1.3 linear feet. Corporate publications created as in-house and out-house training and informational tools; the majority are from Symbol Technologies, Inc.

Series VI: Periodicals, 1988-1997, 4 linear inches. The series contains significant issues of major trade magazines collected over the years; the majority of the magazines deal with trade shows.

Series VII: Books, 1979-1993, 6 linear inches. Trade and corporate published volumes on bar coding topics.

Series VIII: Video Recordings, 1987-1990, 1 linear foot. Video recordings of various AIDC topics some of which are in the European PAL recording format.  

Series IX: Audio Recordings, 1990, 1 audiocassette recording tape. Audio recording of a speech given by the Symbol Technologies' founder and CEO. In addition.

Series X: Artifacts/Equipment, 1977-1986, 1.3 linear feet. Artifacts, equipment and clothing related to the bar code industry, including an extensive collection of ID tags.

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: SUBJECT FILES

Box 1

AECOC (Contents in Spanish), 1996
AIM International, November 7, 1983-October 31, 1992
AIM Japan (Some contents in Japanese), 1995-1997
AIM Manual, November 1983
Age of 2D Symbology QR Code (Denso), 1996
AMECOP(Contents in Spanish), 1995-1996
Article Numbering Center of China (ANCC)(Some contents in Chinese), 1992-1994
Basics of Material Handling (MHI), April 1981
Benefits of Scanning (NGA), undated

Box 2

Corporate Brochures, undated
Cypress Associates, undated
Delta Services, undated
Distribution Code Center-Japan (contents in Japanese), 1993-1995
EAN Brazil (Some contents in Portuguese), undated
EAN International, 1995-1997
EDI (Electronic Data Interchange), undated
FRA-BRS-Frankfurt Airport (contents in German), June 1994
Health care Industry, March 1985-July 1995

Box 3

Hong Kong Article Numbering Association (HKANA), 1989-1996
International Air Transport Association, August 30, 1989-August 3, 1995
JTEC Panel Report, December 1992
MGI Professional Reference Program, 1991
MIRC World Hand-held Terminals market (Report), 1990
Mailsort, June 1995
PDF 417, August 11, 1989-January 10, 1996
Pen Computer Market in Asia (Report), 1992
Polish Auto ID Systems Catalog (contents in Polish), February 22, 1996

Box 4

QUAD II, N.D.
Return on investment Analysis Guides, October 1990-April 1991
VDC European Market for Bar Code...Report, February 1995
Wireless Communications, 1995-1996

SERIES II: CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

Box 5

1st Annual European IGC Bar Code Printing Conference, March 12-14, 1990
6th Asian Retailers Convention and Exhibition, October 5-8, 1993
Assisses Nationales De L'Identification Automatique (some contents in French), June 11-12, 1986
ATTIS '94 Pacific/Asia (Airport Projects-Panels Discussions), November 15-16, 1994
Auto-ID Asia '92, September 1-4, 1992

Box 6

Bar Code Marketing Conference, January 31-February 1, 1991
HKANA Conference (Monday sessions), October 4-6, 1993
HKANA Conference (Tues./Wed. sessions), October 4-6, 1993
ID Expo, May 16-17, 1994
ID Expo, May 4, 1998

Box 7

Scanning Technology '91 Expos & Seminars (sessions 1-3), 1991
Scanning Technology '91 Expos & Seminars (sessions 4-8), 1991
Scan-Tech Europe '86, November 11-13, 1986
Scan-Tech Europe (RF Identification), 1989
Scan-Tech Europe '90 (sessions 1-9), November 6-8, 1990
Scan-Tech Europe '90 (sessions 10-17), November 6-8, 1990
Scan-Tech Europe '90 (sessions 19-26), November 6-8, 1990
Scan-Tech Europe '92 (sessions P,T,U), November 3-5, 1992
Scan-Tech Europe '96 (Exhibition Catalog), November 19-21, 1996
Scan-Tech Korea '90 & '93, September 19-22, 1990-September 21-24, 1993

Box 8

Scan-Tech U.K. '88 (Book 2 & 4), 1988
Scan-Tech U.K. '89, 1989
Scan-Tech U.K. '90 (sessions B,F,G,I), June 26-28, 1990
Scan-Tech '89 (sessions 1-4d), October 17-19, 1989
Scan-Tech '89 (sessions 5a-6b), October 17-19, 1989
Scan-Tech '89 (sessions 6e-8c), October 17-19, 1989
Scan-Tech '89 (sessions 8d-9c), October 17-19, 1989
Scan-Tech '89 (sessions 9d-11d), October 17-19, 1989

Box 9

Scan-Tech '90 (sessions 1-2c), October 2-4, 1990
Scan-Tech '90 (sessions 2b-6d), October 2-4, 1990
Scan-Tech '90 (sessions 6e-8b), October 2-4, 1990
Scan-Tech '90 (sessions 8c-10e), October 2-4, 1990
Scan-Tech '90 (sessions 11a-12b), October 2-4, 1990
Scan-Tech '90 (sessions 12c-13e), October 2-4, 1990

Box 10

Scan-Tech '92 (sessions 1a-4a), October 5-8, 1992
Scan-Tech '92 (sessions 4b-6b), October 5-8, 1992
Scan-Tech '92 (sessions 6c-9b), October 5-8, 1992
Scan-Tech '92 (sessions 9c-10c), October 5-8, 1992
Scan-Tech '92 (sessions 11d-12e), October 5-8, 1992
Symbology '82, September 13-14, 1982

SERIES III: STANDARDS and SPECIFICATIONS

Box 11

Floral Industry Bar Code Standard, April 1990
NCR (Code 39), 1987
Standard for Automatic Equipment Identification, 1990-1995
Philippines Article Numbering Association, July 26, 1994
Uniform Code Council (UPC), January 1992-December 1995
USD-6, 1981
USS-16K, 1990
USS-49, 1990

SERIES IV: WHITE PAPERS

Box 11 Continued

A White Paper on Two Dimensional Symbols, 1996
2D Experience in Taiwan, April 25-26, 1996
Evolution of Automatic Identification, October 16, 1989
Emerging Bar Code Symbologies, N.D.
Postal Application of a High Density Bar Code, September 4, 1990
Computer Aided Item Identification Systems, September 1991
Ultracode: A different type of bar code symbology, June 6, 1996
Bar Code Symbology, February 16, 1982
New Developments in Magstripe Media, October 2, 1990

SERIES V: CORPORATE PUBLICATIONS

Series Note: Papers listed as being part of the Symbol Tech. Papers were contained as a single file within a three ring binder.  

Box 12

Bar Code 101, Section 1-5 (Symbol Tech. Continuing Education Series), undated
Bar Code 101, Section 6-10 (Symbol Tech. Continuing Education Series), undated
Bar Code Systems Integration (part 2-4), undated
Bar Code Systems Integration (part 5-10), undated
Bar Code Systems Integration (part 1-4), 1993
Bar Code Systems Integration (part 5-10), 1993

Box 13

Choosing and Using Bar Codes, 1992
Implementing A Bar Code System (Symbologies & Verification, part 1), undated
Implementing A Bar Code System (Symbologies & Verification, part 2), undated
Integrating Bar Code with EDI & Manufacturing Systems, October 3, 1988
Implementing the EIA-556 Standard, undated
The Power of Bar Coding, 1988
"Solutions for Series" (16 items), undated
Symbol Glossary, undated

Box 14

Symbol Monograph Series, Monograph 1, 1989
Symbol Monograph Series, Monograph 2, 1989
Symbol Monograph Series, Monograph 3, 1989
Symbol Monograph Series, Monograph 4, 1989
Symbol Monograph Series, Monograph 5, 1989
Symbol Monograph Series, Monograph 6, 1989
Raster Scanning & Single Line Scanning...(Symbol Tech. Papers 1), undated
Percent Decode Lasercheck (Symbol Tech. Papers 2), undated
Laserscan LS-700 and Laser Safety (Symbol Tech. Papers 3), undated
Hand Held Scanning Device (Symbol Tech. Papers 4), February 21, 1983
Effects of Substrate Scattering on Bar Code Scanning Signals (Symbol Tech. Papers 5), N.D.
Advances in Laser Scanning Technology (Symbol Tech. Papers 6), August 27-28, 1981
Film master ABCD Memo (Symbol Tech. Papers 7), August 1980
System Design Considerations in Bar Code Laser Scanning (Symbol Tech. Papers 8), August 1984
Fundamentals of Bar Code Information Theory (Symbol Tech. Papers 9), undated
Information Encoding with Two Dimensional Bar Codes (Symbol Tech. Papers 10), undated
Measurement Science Conference (Symbol Tech. Papers 11), January 19-20, 1984
SPIE's 26th Annual Tech. Symposium (Symbol Tech. Papers 12), August 21-27, 1982
Getting the Most from your Bar Code Real Estate (Symbol Tech. Papers 13), November 3, 1988
Wireless Store, January 1992

SERIES VI: PERIODICALS

Series Note: Th e following series contains special editions or issues released by the publishers. 

Box 15

Automatic ID News Europe, September 1992, Volume 1, No. 2
Automatic ID News Europe, November 1992, Volume 1, No. 3
Automatic ID News Europe, September 1993, Volume 2, No. 6
Automatic ID News Europe, January 1994, Volume 3, No. 1
Automatic ID News Europe, March 1994, Volume 3, No. 2
Automatic ID News Europe, May 1994, Volume 3, No. 3
Automatic ID News Europe, June 1994, Volume 3, No. 4
Automatic ID News Europe, July 1994, Volume 3, No. 5
Automatic ID News Europe, September 1994, Volume 3, No. 6
Automatic ID News Europe, Nov./Dec. 1994, Volume 3, No. 7
Automatic ID News Europe, March 1995, Volume 4, No. 2
Automatic ID News Europe, June 1995, Volume 4, No. 5
Automatic ID News Europe, September 1995, Volume 4, No. 7
Automatic ID News Europe, October 1995, Volume 4, No. 8
Automatic ID News Europe, Nov./Dec. 1995, Volume 4, No. 9
Automatic ID News Europe, March 1996, Volume 5, No. 2
Automatic ID News Europe, April 1996, Volume 5, No. 3
Automatic ID News Europe, May 1996, Volume 5, No. 4
Automatic ID News Europe, June 1996, volume 5, No. 5
Automatic ID News Europe, September 1996, Volume 5, No. 7
Automatic ID News Europe, October 1996, Volume 5, No. 8
Automatic ID News Europe, Nov./Dec. 1996, volume 5, No. 9
Automatic ID News Europe, Jan./Feb. 1997, Volume 6, No. 1
Automatic ID News Europe, May 1997, Volume 6, No. 4
Auto ID Today, April 1988, Volume 2
Auto ID Today, September 1988, Volume 4
Auto ID Today, September 1991, Volume 16
Chain Store Age, April 1996
Modern Materials Handling (Special 20-Page Pull Out) July 4, 1991

SERIES VII: BOOKS

Separation Note: The following titles comprise series of the Paul Berge` Collection. They have been removed from the collection and cataloged in accordance with general special collections policy. For further information on these titles and other related titles, please refer to the library's online catalog system.

Borger, John. Bar Coding for Control: Bar Code Basics. Milwaukee, WI: Industrial Control Group, 1989.

ID Systems. Auto ID in Manufacturing. Helmers Publishing, Inc.: New Hampshire. 1991

Jenkins, John. (Ed.) Machine Readable Labels in the Blood Transfusion Service: Proceedings of a Symposium Held on June 13th, 1979. Lancaster, England: MTP Press Limited, 1979.

Lunde, Ken. Understanding Japanese Information Processing. Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilly & Associates, Inc., 1993.

SERIES VIII: VIDEO RECORDINGS

Series Note: Certain videotapes within this series are in the European Video format, PAL. 

Box 16

AMECOP. VHS format. Undated. Language: Spanish. Total Running Time: Unknown.

Australia Post Office: Bar Coded Container Tracking System. VHS format. Caulfield, Australia: Atlantis Video Productions, undated. PAL recording format. Total Running Time: 10 Min. 4 Sec. (2 copies).

Auto ID in Action. VHS format. Undated. PAL recording format. Total Running Time: Unknown.

Auto ID Today: A Basic Introduction to Automatic Identification. Halifax, England: AIM Europe, N.D. PAL recording format. Total Running Time: Unknown.

Bar Codes. VHS format. VOLVO/ODETTE, undated. PAL recording format. Total Running Time: 8 Min.

Bar Coding in Hospitals. VHS format. Philadelphia, PA: Hewlet Packard, 1987. Produced by: The American Hospital Association. Total Running Time: 33 Min.

Bars. VHS format. Panasonic, Corporation, 1988. PAL recording format. Total Running Time: 1 Min. 40 Sec.

EAN Odyssey. VHS Format. Brussels, Belgium: EAN International, 1989. Produced by: Y-Tec Productions. Total Running Time: 14 Min. (2 copies).

High Technology Business Minute. VHS format. Financial New Network. N.D. Total Running Time: 1 Min.

Box 17

The Magic Light. VHS format. Brussels, Belgium: Video Promotion, undated. PAL recording format. Total Running Time: 10 Min.

Minding Your Business October. VHS format. New York, NY: Gramercy Broadcast Center, 1990. Total Running Time: 40 Min.

Scan Hungary '88. VHS format. Brussels, Belgium: Video Promotion, 1988. Language: English. PAL recording format. Total Running Time: 35 Min. (2 copies).

Symbol Corporate Video. VHS format. Hicksville, NY: Industrial Communications Associates, Inc., 1989. Total Running Time: 60 Min.

Symbol Technologies News Video. VHS format. Bohemia, NY: Symbol Technologies, Inc., 1989. Total Running Time: 41 Min.

T. N. O LS 8000. VHS format. Undated. PAL recording format. Total Running Time: Unknown.

VICS Quick Response-EDI. VHS format. PAL recording format. Undated. Total Running Time: 28 Min.

SERIES IX: AUDIO RECORDING

Box 18

Swartz, Jerry. Bar Code Data Capture in the 90's Speech. Audio Cassette. Original Air Date: June, 1990. Milan, Italy. Total Running Time: Original Master.

Swartz, Jerry. Bar Code Data Capture in the 90's Speech. Compact Disk. Original Air Date: June, 1990. Milan, Italy. Total Running Time: 1 Hour. Primary Master.

Swartz, Jerry. Bar Code Data Capture in the 90's Speech. Compact Disk. Original Air Date: June, 1990. Milan, Italy. Total Running Time: 1 Hour. Listening Copy.

SERIES X: ARTIFACTS and EQUIPMENT

Box 18

Container Item Name: 3-in-1 Bar Code Calculator. Manufacturer: Computype, Inc. Date of Manufacture: 1986. Description: Double-sided, slide calculator with adhesive chart on reverse side, measuring 4 x 91/4 inches.

Container Item Name: Bar Code Ping-pong Ball. Manufacturer: Halex, Inc. Date of Manufacture: undated. Description: 1 1/2 inch diameter, white plastic ball with the number '18' printed within a bull's eye bar code on all sides, and stamped "Made in England."

Container Item Name: Bar Code Wand. Manufacturer: The Plessey Company. Date of Manufacture: 1977. Description: Ergonomically designed, black polymer plastic wand with contractible tip and optical fiber cord, measuring 5 1/2 x 1/2 x 1/4 inches.

Container Item Name: LS 3000 Hand-held Scanner. Manufacturer: Symbol Technologies, Inc. Date of Manufacture: February 1993. Description: Clear, polymer plastic, hand-held Laser light scanner with 1.0mW Maximum power capacity and a Laser diode-680 nM Wavelength class II product.

Container Item Name: LS 9100 Stationary Scanner. Manufacturer: Symbol Technologies, Inc. Date of Manufacture: undated. Description: Clear, polymer plastic, stationary base laser light scanner.

Box 18A

Item Name: AEDEX Bar Code Apron. Manufacturer: AEDEX Corporation. Date of Manufacture: undated. Description: White cotton, chef's style apron stamped with a linear bar code on the front of the apron. Used as a publicity give away.

Box 19


AIAG, undated
American Gas Association, undated
ANA/ANK, undated
Bar Code Scrapbook, page 1, undated
Bar Code Scrapbook, page 2, undated
Bar Code Scrapbook, page 3, undated
Bar Code Scrapbook, page 4, undated
Bar Code Scrapbook, page 5, undated
Bar Code Scrapbook, page 6, undated
Bar Code Scrapbook, page 7, undated
Bar Code Scrapbook, page 8, undated
Bar Code Scrapbook, page 9, undated
Bar Code Scrapbook, page 10, undated
Bar Code Scrapbook, page 11, undated
Bar Code Scrapbook, page 12, undated
Bar Code Scrapbook, page 13, April 10, 1988.
Bar Code Scrapbook, page 14, June 5, 1988.
Bar Code Scrapbook, page 15, undated
Bar Code Scrapbook, page 16, undated
Bar Code Scrapbook, page 17, undated
Bar Code Scrapbook, page 18, 1986.
Bar Code Scrapbook, page 19, 1986.
Bar Code Scrapbook, page 20, undated
Bar Code Scrapbook, page 21, undated
Bar Code Scrapbook, page 22, undated
Bar Code Scrapbook, page 23, undated
Bar Code Scrapbook, page 24, undated
Bar Code Scrapbook, page 25, 1982.
Bar Code Scrapbook, page 26, undated
Bar Code Scrapbook, page 27, undated
Bar Code Scrapbook, page 28, undated
Bar Code Scrapbook, page 29, undated
Bar Code Scrapbook, page 30, undated
Camcode, Inc., undated
Clearpoint, undated
Computype International, Inc., undated
Daiken Chemical Company, Ltd., undated
Dataflash, undated
Datapage Technologies International, Inc., undated
Eltron International, Inc., undated
Express, Inc., August 7, 1992
Fabric Bar Code, undated
Fabri-check, undated
Friedrich Rationalissierungssyteme, undated
Fuji Electric, undated
Intermec, Inc., undated
KLM Cargo, 1989.
Lacoste, Inc., undatedLaser Identification System, Inc., undated
Lumonics, undated
Metalphoto, undated
NASA (US Government), undated
Olympus-Symbol, 1993.
Pannier Corporation, undated
Polaproof, undated
Sato America, Inc., undated
Sacn-Tech Japan QR, 1995.
Symbol Technologies, Inc., undated
Symbology, Inc., undated
Unmarked Bar Code Film Master, undated
Vanguard ID Systems, undated
Zebra Technologies, undated
Kelflex Bar Code Tag, undated 


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