- Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Auto-ID Center
Research program creating standards for smart technology objects including chips, barcodes, tags, and packaging.
- Wikipedia: Barcode
User-generated article about barcodes. Learn how the optical codes started as a sequence of parallel lines, and have come to include patterns of dots, circles, and images.
- About.com: Bar Codes
Short history of the bar code, with diagrams from the original patent.
- UK Article Number Association
Background to the Association and its activities with information on product numbering, barcode standards and Electronic Data Interchange.
- How to Read 12 Digit UPC Barcodes
Tricks for deciphering U.S. bar codes, usually made up of ten digits at the bottom of the code and one small number to each side. Impress your friends!
- INSIGHT Knowledge Data Base
Automatic identification, bar codes, EDI, point of sale (POS), label printing and other auto id technologies, plus listings of numerous individual vendors.
- Barcode Reader - Wikipedia
User-edited article on barcode reader, an electronic device for reading printed barcodes. Covers types of scanners and methods of connection.
Providing virtual services including web design, presentations, data entry, and Internet research.
- Barcode Server
- History of the Bar Code
Detailed history of bar codes from Wonders of Modern Technology Magazine. Read how the optical codes revolutionized grocery stores and data processing.
- Build a Barcode
Make a bar code out of any text. Choose the symbology and properties of your code from the pull-down menus, and click to see the bar code you made.
- Bar Code Glossary
Technical terms used to describe bar codes and barcoding, with definitions and explanations.
- Whatis.com: Barcode Reader
Learn about barcode readers, also known as price scanners.