Hi Barbara,

We use laser labels that we type on the computer and label protectors—some color coded—from DEMCO.


Best regards,


Wilma Weant Dague

Serials Coordinator

Benedictine College Library

St. Benedict's Abbey Library

Atchison, KS 66002




From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum [mailto:SERIALST@list.uvm.edu] On Behalf Of Barbara Rauch
Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2011 10:05 PM
Subject: [SERIALST] Spine labels


  I wonder if you can share with me your experiences about spine labels on books, and if you can recommend a brand of labels that won't fade (off the list for this of course).


  We use to use a printer with a ribbon which worked very well but the printers themselves are quite expensive and the company no longer makes the right size of label.  The glue dries quickly in the dehumidified atmosphere as well and the label can flake off over time.  So we don't want to continue to use this system and have to cut down the expensive labels.


  We then switched to the thermal labels, which seem to be ubiquitous and this is the problem.  We are finding that within 2 years the printing on our Dewey labels (which can be under or over the Mylar) is fading to a pale yellow. They are affected by sun and heat.  So even if we could move the books into the shade, we can't control where they are used or kept when borrowed.


  Perhaps there's a covering that you use that protects the label.


  If you have any suggestions, I'd love to hear about it.









Barbara Rauch

Manager, Bibliographic Services


AUT University Library

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