Maintaining databases

James H. Beach jbeach at NSF.GOV
Fri Dec 1 09:43:26 CST 1995

On Fri, 1 Dec 1995, Norman F. Johnson wrote: <snip>

> Doug Yanega wrote: <snip>

> > An upside-down code label is
> >a problem even if NOT bar-coded, for this same reason, and also because if
> >one then gets a request for, say, "specimen 00003478" there is no good way
> >to make a quick visual search.

Is it possible for a laser bar code scanner to bounce a reading off of the
inside base of an insect box, perhaps given the right reflective layer, so
that bar code labels could be added face down on the bottom of the pin?

All of you avid readers of BarCode News or who have a degree in optics
should know the answer to this one!

Jim Beach

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