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Barcodes & Property stamps (4 messages) Ann Ercelawn 16 Nov 2005 15:50 UTC


Subject: RE: [SERIALST] Barcodes & Property stamps
Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2005 09:30:52 -0600
Thread-Topic: [SERIALST] Barcodes & Property stamps
From: "Mays, Allison" <>

For hardbound books and paperbacks, we put our barcodes on the
inside front cover, upper right corner.

As for stamping, we do the title page and page 33. We also stamp
the outside end pages, all 3 sides.

We don't barcode bound journals. We just stamp the outside end
pages and inside the front. For loose issues, we put call numbers
on a 1x3 inch label and stamp the right side of the label with the
property stamp.

Allison P. Mays
Acquisitions/Serials Librarian
Millsaps College
1701 N. State Street
Jackson, MS 39210

-----Original Message-----
From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum
[mailto:SERIALST@LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Sue Giles
Sent: Wednesday, November 16, 2005 8:56 AM
Subject: [SERIALST] Barcodes & Property stamps

I'm doing some research dealing with property stamps and barcoding.

How many times should a title, monograph or serial be stamped with
your library's name? And where do you stamp it?

Second question deals with barcodes. Where do you place the barcode?
Inside or outside cover? Front or back?

Sue Giles
Libraries and Media Services
Kent State University
Kent, OH 44242-0001

Phone: 330-672-1692
Fax: 330-672-4811


Date: 16 Nov 2005 10:30:03 -0500
Sender: Pamela Contakos <>
From: Pamela Contakos <>
Subject: Re: [SERIALST] Barcodes & Property stamps

For monographs we stamp our property stamp on the front page and
the inside of the back cover. Both are in the lower right hand
corner.  For serials we stamp the front with a stamp with the
library name and the current date. Both get barcodes on the upper
left hand corner of the inside of the back flap.

Pamela Contakos
Assistant Director
Donald B. Watt Library
School for International Training
Brattleboro, VT 05301


From: "Alta Hepner" <>
Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2005 08:34:05 -0700
Subject: Re: [SERIALST] Barcodes & Property stamps

Good morning Sue,
I usually put our property stamp on the title page of the
Or on the outside wherever it won't cover up wording.  All barcodes
we put by the left spine towards the top with the numbers facing to
the right.  Hope this helps.

Have a great day!!!

Alta Hepner
Library Tech
Federal Documents
Wyoming State Library
Supreme Court Building
2301 Capitol Ave.
Cheyenne WY 82002


Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2005 09:41:02 -0600
From: Sarah Sanford <>
Subject: Re: [SERIALST] Barcodes & Property stamps

We property stamp our periodicals once on the inside cover. I'm not
sure what other departments do, but I would guess they also prop.
stamp just once and most likely in the inside cover.

In periodicals, we place our barcodes on the upper left-hand back
(outside) cover.

Sarah Sanford
Serials Manager
Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library
Gustavus Adolphus College
St. Peter, MN 56082
Phone: 507-933-7562
Fax: 507-933-6292