Re: Labeling serial issues at check-in John Lucas 23 Jan 2009 22:19 UTC

Hello Lisa and all out there,

Lisa, what is the reason(s) for printing labels and what are you putting on them?  Is it that you want to have each label with its title, volume, issue etc or just to indicate that is from Your specific library?

We are a stand alone medical library but we do print generic labels with the library name, address.  There is enough room so we can use a date stamp for the date when checked in. We print labels to put on the covers of our issues because now, most of the academic and research journals have VERY SLICK covers, many of them have dark colors so our "library" and "date" stamps rub right off.

We use sheets of 1" X 2 5/8"  Avery type labels and feed them through our desktop printer.

Your reasons for labeling your journals may be quite different, but if you can come up with a solution tools and supplies you already have, even better.


John Lucas

Serials Librarian
University of Mississippi Medical Center
2500 North State St
Jackson, MS 39216-4505

(PH) (601) 984-1277
(FAX)  (601) 815-4569

>>> Lisa Stienbarger <Lisa.M.Stienbarger.2@ND.EDU> 1/23/2009 3:14 PM >>>
Good afternoon,

I'm writing from the University of Notre Dame Libraries.  We are an
ALEPH library and we are investigating purchasing a small desktop
printer to print labels for our serial issues at check-in.  I've looked
at a few printer brands and have talked to the manufacturers, Zebra and
Dymo but I'm having trouble locating acid free/archival labels for these

Does your library print labels for serial issues at check-in?
What printer are you using?
Are you using archival labels?

I would greatly appreciate any responses.
Thank-you, Lisa S.

Lisa M. Stienbarger
Serials Cataloging Unit, ERSA
Univ. of Notre Dame Libraries
(574) 631-4631

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