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Title
AIDC 100 Archive - Paul Bergé Collection

Collection Number
SC 336

OCLC Number
In-process

Creator 
Paul Bergé

Provenance 
Donated by Paul Bergé in 1999 and 2000.

Extent, Scope, and Content Note 
The  Paul Bergé  Collection consists of 6 cubic  ft. of documents, audio, videotapes and artifacts of the first Chairman of AIM Europe produced between 1977 and 1998.

Arrangement and Processing Note
Processed by F. Jason Torre, December 2001, revised July 2002.
Revised and updated in March 2014 and April 2019 by Kristen J. Nyitray.

Materials are arranged by series, then alphabetically.

Series 1 Subject Files, 1981-1997
Series 2: Conference Proceedings, 1982-1998
Series 3: Standards and Specifications, 1981-1995
Series 4: White Papers, 1982-1996
Series 5: Corporate Publications, 1980-1993
Series 6 Periodicals, 1988-1997
Series 7: Books, 1979-1993
Series 8: Video Recordings
Series 9: Audio Recordings
Series 10: Artifacts

Language
English

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.  

Citation 
[Item], [Box],   Paul Bergé  Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Stony Brook University Libraries.

Historical Note
Paul Bergé received his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the Nijenrode Business School in the Netherlands. Prior to starting work in the automatic identification field, Mr. Bergé worked in the computer industry at Phillips Data Systems, Nixdorff Computer, and ITT Europe. In 1975, Bergé began working for the Plessey Company, a recognized pioneer in the European bar coding business, European Headquarters in Brussels. He joined Symbol Technologies in 1980 and established European operations in Brussels. He was a managing director and remained in that position until 1988 when he was promoted to Vice President of International Marketing. He subsequently transferred to the company's headquarters in Bohemia, New York. 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. In July 1988,  at the request of the United Nations and working in cooperation with the China Institute of Packaging and EAN, he spoke at venues in China. These lectures are credited with China joining the worldwide International Article Numbering organization. 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. Bergé has received the Scan Newsletter International Award and in 1989 was recipient of the American Auto ID industry's Dick Dilling Award for his work in developing international bar coding markets. 

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

INVENTORY
Series 1: Subject Files

Box 1
AECOC (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)

Box 2
Corporate Brochures
Cypress Associates
Delta Services
Distribution Code Center-Japan (contents in Japanese), 1993-1995
EAN Brazil (Some contents in Portuguese)
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
Return on investment Analysis Guides, October 1990-April 1991
VDC European Market for Bar Code...Report, February 1995
Wireless Communications, 1995-1996

Series 2: 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 3: 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 4: 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 5: Corporate Presentations
Note: Papers listed as being part of the Symbol Tech. Papers were  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
The Power of Bar Coding, 1988
"Solutions for Series" (16 items)
Symbol Glossary

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 6: Periodicals
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 7: Books
Note: books are cataloged and can be located using the library catalog.

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 8: Video Recordings
Note: Some 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 9: Audio Recordings

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 10: Artifacts

Box 18
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.

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."

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.

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.

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

Box 18A
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
American Gas Association
ANA/ANK
Bar Code scrapbook, pages 1-30, c1988
Camcode, Inc.
Clearpoint
Computype International, Inc.
Daiken Chemical Company, Ltd.
Dataflash, undated
Datapage Technologies International, Inc.
Eltron International, Inc.
Express, Inc., August 7, 1992
Fabric Bar Code
Fabri-check
Friedrich Rationalissierungssyteme
Fuji Electric
Intermec, Inc.
KLM Cargo, 1989
Lacoste, Inc., undatedLaser Identification System, Inc.
Lumonics
Metalphoto
NASA (US Government)
Olympus-Symbol, 1993
Pannier Corporation
Polaproof, undated
Sato America, Inc.
Sacn-Tech Japan QR, 1995.
Symbol Technologies, Inc.
Symbology, Inc.
Unmarked Bar Code Film Master
Vanguard ID Systems
Zebra Technologies
Kelflex Bar Code Tag