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Re: Mis-addressing of labels (Was: Claiming Statistics) (Carol Feustel) Birdie MacLennan 18 Jun 2002 16:21 UTC

Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2002 09:57:17 -0400
From: Feustel, Carol <FEUSTECS@UCMAIL.UC.EDU>
Subject: RE: Mis-addressing of labels (Was: Claiming Statistics) (Albert

On Mon Jun 17 2002 Albert Henderson chessNIC@COMPUSERVE.COM wrote:

Moreover, I have seen too many instances of higher
        education institutions running library mail through
        their central mailroom, where it can easily be
        misdirected. 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.

Mr. Henderson and any other publisher that is reading the list:

        We, the librarians, do not have the power to change how the mail
is handled in a large university.  Therefore we give you the FOUR LINE
ADDRESS Jeanette Skwor spoke of in her message so the journal is
delivered to the correct location.  We need you to USE IT.  THANK YOU TO

***Publishers, subscription houses and other nameless
responsible entities:  Sending a journal to a university,
with no further direction as to where in that university
it should be directed is akin to sending a letter
addressed to the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.  Maybe worse -
if the right department gets it, it's a miracle, and in
the case of journals, the mailroom may well guess to send
it to the subject department (ie, several of our art journals
went to the head of the art department), and that entity
may well keep them.  In fact, I've had several problem
journals with which the professor actually called, and
was told the subscription was a gift!

The University of Cincinnati has 13 separate Libraries.  If our Library
name (Health Sciences Library) is not spelled out CORRECTLY on the label
the chance of correct delivery is 50-50.  The correct street address is
important too, but if our library name is not on the label a journal will
float until it finds a home-right or wrong.  An Emergency Medicine
journal may land permanently in the Emergency Medicine Dept., Psychiatry
in Psychiatry, Orthopedics in Orthopedics, etc.

I've given this label to my vendors:
Health Sciences Library - U Cincinnati
MSB R101 Box 670574 Serials Dept
231 Albert Sabin Way
Cincinnati, OH  45267-0574

I am covering all requirements with one address.  It is massacred by
several publishers.  One uses a four-line address:

        University of Cincinnati
        Health Sciences Library
        Serials Dept
        Cincinnati, OH 45267

Ok, we're apt to get the ones with that address.  But the really annoying
one is:

        University of Cincinnati
        PO Box 670574
        Cincinnati, OH 452--  (usually the zip is wrong)

The print may be smeared or the label torn.  If we get that one it's a
miracle.  I beg to have those changed to no avail.

keep the misaddressing/misdelivering problem in mind before refusing


Carol Feustel

                              Wise People Still Seek Him
Carol S. Feustel                              phone: 513-558-0179
Serials Specialist                            fax:      513-558-1709
Health Sciences Library                   email:
University of Cincinnati
MSB R101 Box 670574
231 Albert Sabin Way
Cincinnati, OH  45267-0574
           The Original Journal Goddess.  Accept no imitations!!
                 Opinions expressed are mine, not my employers

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