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AIDC 100 Archive - AIM USA Collection

Collection Number
SC 333

AIDC 100 and Special Collections, Stony Brook University Libraries

Donated in October 2000 by AIM USA.

Extent, Scope, and Content Note 
The AIM USA Collection consists of 1.5 cubic  ft. of records, photographs, artifacts, and videos produced between 1980 and 1999 documenting the organization.

Arrangement and Processing Note
Processed by Mark Furness, June 2001; revised by F. Jason Torre, July 2002. 
Finding aid edited and revised by Kristen J. Nyitray, April 2019.

The papers are arranged by subject matter.
Series 1: Industry Meetings and Conferences, June 1988-September 1995
Series 2: Industry Newsletters, May 1988-March 1999
Series 3: Industry Manuals, 1984-1992
Series 4: Books


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

Rights and Permissions 

Stony Brook University Libraries' consent to access 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.  

[Item], [Box], AIM USA Collection,   Special Collections and University Archives, Stony Brook University Libraries.

Historical Note
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.

Automatic identification and data capture
Bar coding.
Bar coding -- Equipment and supplies.
System identification.  
Automatic data collection systems.


Series 1: Industry Meetings and Conferences

Box 1
AIM USA: Members in the News, August 1994-September 1995 
AIM USA: Meetings News 
AIM USA: ADC News, July 1994-July 1995
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 2:  Industry Newsletters

Box 2
The Adams Chronicle, May 1988-December 1990 
The Adams Chronicle, January 1991-July 1993 
The Adams Chronicle, August 1993-July 1995 

Box 3
The Adams Chronicle, August 1995-August 1998 
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 3: Industry Manuals

Box 4
AIM - Automatic Identification Equipment and Systems Manual, June 20, 1984 (2 copies)
American Management Association - Bar Coding Techniques & Applications, March 6-7, 1986 (2 folders)
American Management Association - How to Successfully Implement Bar Coding into Manufacture, 1992 (2 folders)

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  (2 folders)
Intermec - The Winning Edge: Managing for Success with Bar Code, undated  (2 folders)
Scanning Certification Program Operations Manual, undated

Series 4: Books (separated from the AIM collection; search library catalog)

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.