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AIDC 100 Archives – GS1 US, OCR-B Collection

Type of Material: Transparent direct silver halide photographic reproductions of the master character drawings
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Collection ID: Collection 434
Creator: GS1 US
Extent: 2 linear ft.
Span Dates: 1976

ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

Title
AIDC 100 Archives – GS1 US, OCR-B Collection

Description
Transparent direct silver halide photographic reproductions of the master character drawings.
1976.
2 linear ft. 

AIDC 100 Archives Resource Center

Introduction 
"GS1 US, a not-for-profit member-driven organization, administers the U.P.C. and develops worldwide standards and solutions for identification numbers, data carriers, electronic commerce, and global data synchronization." 

OCR-B is a set of monospace font developed in 1968 by Adrian Frutiger for Monotype by following the European Computer Manufacturer's Association standard. Its function was to facilitate the optical character recognition operations by specific electronic devices. It was accepted as world standard in 1973 and follows the ISO 1073/II-1976 (E), refined in 1979 ("letterpress" design).

Provenance
The collection was donated by Frank Sharkey in 2006. 

ExtentScope, and Content Note
The collection is comprised of transparent direct silver halide photographic reproductions of the master character drawings that are held in repository at the National Bureau of Standards (NBS), U.S. Department of Commerce. 

These "Standard Reference Materials" are exact copies of the centerline drawings that uniquely define each printed character shape and size used in constant stroke with Style B Optical Character Recognition (OCR-B) applications.

Arrangement and Processing Note
The collection was re-processed in October 2016. Original order was maintained. Items were rehoused in archival boxes. 

Language
English.

Restrictions on Access
The collection is open to researchers without restriction.

Permissions and Rights 
Physical ownership: Stony Brook University Libraries.

Rights: Stony Brook University Libraries' consent as the physical owner of the materials accessed 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 an distribution or publication.  

Citation
[Item], [Box], AIDC 100 Archives: GS1 US, OCR-B Collection, Special Collections, Stony Brook University Libraries.

Inventory

Box 1

1. letter, from J. Paul Cali, Chief, Office of Standard Reference Materials, U.S. Department of Commerce, March 1, 1976 (3pp.)

2. Reference Drawing NR. 1-10, 13, 15, 24, 29-30, 34, 36, 64, 79-80, 92; Size III

3. Reference Drawing NR. 1-116, 188; Size I

Box 2

1. Reference Drawing NR. 1-90, 93-116, 118; Size I (letterpress)     


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