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Re: ? wording on shelf dummies -- Pamela Zimmerman Stephen D. Clark 25 Jul 2000 14:01 UTC

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Subject: Re: ? wording on shelf dummies -- Steve Black
Date: Tue, 25 Jul 2000 08:31:32 -0400
From: Pamela Zimmerman <zimmerma@NCIFCRF.GOV>

Our shelf aids are made of blocks of wood 5"x7" and 2" thick, then we
attach a computer generated label that says "Journal of Antibiotics
v.1,1947-v.24,1969 are available on microfilm".  We haven't ever had a
problem with clarity.

At 12:13 PM 7/24/00 -0400, you wrote:
>-------- Original Message --------
>Subject: ? wording on shelf dummies
>Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2000 12:02:38 -0400
>From: Steve Black <>
>  We are about to replace some of our shelf dummies.  These point
>patrons to
>microfilm for individual missing journal volumes.  Despite what I
>was clear wording, we've had some people shred dummies apart.
>some patrons think that the journal is in there, if they could only get
>that tape off.  I hope the new ones will be more obvious, since the guts
>made of styrofoam (light reading?).
>  What wording do you use on your shelf dummies?  I'd like to see the
>wording you use, especially if you've hit on something that clearly gets
>message across.
>Thanks in advance,
>Steve Black
>Reference,Instruction, and Serials Librarian
>Neil Hellman Library
>The College of Saint Rose
>392 Western Avenue
>Albany, NY 12203
>(518) 458-5494
Pamela E. Zimmerman
Scientific Library
P.O. Box B, Bldg.549
Frederick, MD  21702