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Re: Mis-addressing of labels (Was: Claiming Statistics) (Rick Anderson) SERIALST Moderator 24 Jun 2002 22:59 UTC

Date: Mon, 24 Jun 2002 12:45:31 -0700
From: "Rick Anderson" <>
Subject: RE: Mis-addressing of labels (Was: Claiming Statistics) (Albert Henderson)

Albert says:

> There is no reason why the post office
> cannot deliver all mail directly to the library.
> All any library needs is a street address or PO box.

I say:

Actually, you need at least one other thing: a university that WANTS the
mail to be delivered directly to the library.  Some institutions (like
mine) insist on receiving all campus mail through a central location, and
restrict access to the campus in such a way as to ensure it.  A mail
truck could not get to my library's loading dock if it wanted to.

Now that I think about it, you need one more thing as well: a competent
postal service.  My experience living (and receiving mail) in various
parts of the country has led me to the conclusion that postal competence
is, to some degree, regionally concentrated.

Rick Anderson
Director of Resource Acquisition
The University Libraries
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