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Inventory & Scanners

The OhioNet office houses several barcode (i.e. inventory) scanners for use by any OPAL member. You may request a scanner using the link below. Instructions are sent with the scanner and the manual may be consulted for additional details. Completed inventories may be sent to to be processed or to be converted into a list in Create Lists. Barcodes in the file should not exceed 5,000.

Request a Scanner

Returning a Scanner

Please return the scanner, cradle, and these instructions in the box in which they came to you. The box should close easily. You may either drop the scanner off at the OhioNet office or ship it. If shipped, the package must be sent via UPS, FedEx or USPS, and it must be insured with the carrier for $200.00. Please contact OPALHelp for the return mailing address.


Status Codes

OK on shelf

On-shelf: The item’s physical location matches the shelf list, or the status of the item is NOT an “off-shelf” status.

OK checked out

Checked out: The item is checked out and not on the shelf.

OK ST = [code]

STATUS = [code]: The item’s STATUS field is non-blank, and the item is not on the shelf.

ERR missing

The item is not checked out and its STATUS is blank and therefore should be on the shelf, but it is not.

ERR msh

Mis-shelved: The item is physically out of sequence according to the shelf list. If it belongs at another point within the range of this inventory report, the line number of its correct position will be given (e.g., msh, #15).

ERR no item rec

There is no Item record in the system for the given barcode. INNOPAC shows the barcode and call number for the next record in the database.

ERR os, but co

On-shelf but checked out: The item was found on the shelf but the system shows it as checked out to a patron.

ERR ST = [code]

STATUS = [code]: The item has a code in the STATUS field which the library has specified as an off-shelf status, but the item was found on the shelf.

ERR wrong loc

Wrong location: The item’s location code differs from that of the first and last items in the range.


The item was the last correctly shelved item; followed by an ERR msh item.