How to use bar code labels

Do you use a robotic library? An inventory of all slots usually takes very long. By using bar code labels, you can reduce that time dramatically…

A normal inventory of a robotic library takes about half an hour (measured on a 22-slot IBM library). If your library is equipped with a bar code reader, you can put bar code labels on your cartridges, so that your library can recognize the media very quickly.

 Once you have done that, right-click on your library under "Devices" and click "Scan". After a few seconds, your slots are updated.

 The media is then named after the bar code label, for example "000005L4". If you want more descriptive names, you can change the description. Right-click on the media, click on "Preferences" and then change the description.