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CueCat scans; LT doesn't care

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1lorin77 Primeira Mensagem
Jan 22, 2008, 10:21pm

Hi, I'm new to having a cuecat and am in need of some help from people who are smarter/more tech savvy than I.

My cuecat arrived it today and I plugged it into my laptop. I red the helpful pdf from the LT Cuecat page and went throught the steps. It scans fine to Notepad. (Ex: .C3nZC3nZC3n2Cxz2ENP1DxnY.fGj2.C3rYCNf2C3n2ENP0C3n0C3O.) When I plug this into the Javascript check page, it tells me I have a valid barcode. When I scan it into the Add Book page, LT seems to read it fine. But it keeps telling me no results found, no matter what library I try searching. When I type in the ISBN (in this case, 0-88677-709-7) it finds it just fine. (The Loneliest Magician, by Irene Radford, for those of you who are interested. Its my husband's book, so I have no idea if its any good, but its not that old {1996} so I assumed it would work being scanned in.)

So... what's up? I've got about 300 books to go here to log and I really don't want to type them all in. Is this a computer problem? Operator error?

Oh, and I'm using Xp as my OS.

Thank you!!

2lorin77
Jan 22, 2008, 10:47pm

Okay, I'm back. I did some more research and saw the recommendation in a different post to try the barcode on the inside front cover instead. That seems to work. Thanks!

Unfortunately, a lot of my books don't have two sets of barcodes. Any way of making a recalcitrant barcode work?? Or am I stuck typing in ISBNs?

3sarahemmm
Jan 23, 2008, 2:52am

It seems to be only some (American) books which have barcodes on the inside front cover. What I do, is to scan the barcode on the back, then if it fails, I look to see if there is an inside one.

Even so, I have had one or two which scanned fine but were not found, just like yours. I think maybe they were printed with incorrect codes. Usually then I just type in the barcode number from above the stripes.

4GreyHead
Jan 23, 2008, 8:38am

See this page in the Wiki which has some images of barcodes and the things to look for.

5sarahemmm
Jan 24, 2008, 6:56am

GreyHead - I had no idea those wiki pages existed. Maybe you could create a link from the main wiki page? Otherwise, many people will never find them, because they will never know to search for them.

6GreyHead
Jan 24, 2008, 8:32am

Done - at least until someone moves them!

7sarahemmm
Jan 25, 2008, 2:35am

Excellent! I'm sure they will provide help to a lot more people now! And thank you for all that effort: the information is clear and comprehensive.