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Date: Wed, 24 Jul 1996 10:09:19 -0500
From: Laurie Haugland <lhauglan@MIDWAY.UCHICAGO.EDU>
Subject: Re: Periodical shelf labels - responses

Last month, I posted a question about periodical shelf labels/label
holders.  Several people requested that I post the responses, so here they
are! Many thanks for all your helpful suggestions!

Laurie Haugland               
Supervisor, Technical Processing        (312) 702-7103
John Crerar Library                     (312) 702-3317 - FAX
University of Chicago
5730 S. Ellis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637


Date: Mon, 24 Jun 96 09:23 EDT
From: (ts94)
Subject: Re: Periodical shelf label holders

If you would be so kind as to summarize the answers given later to the
group I would be most appreciative.  Currently McKeldin Periodicals (of
UMCP) is dealing with those annoying labels.  (The library director
decided our nice wooden shelves had to go & now we have shelving made of
noisy metal that demands those pop-off-if-you-look-at-'em-crosseyed
labels.) We are using 3M's Wall Mounting Tabs (product # 7221) to try to
keep the labels from bouncing off the shelves.

 Tara R. Scholtz
       McKeldin Periodicals
 University of Maryland at College Park
 **If things are bad, send chocolate.**

Organization:  Augustana College - Rock Island IL
Date:          Mon, 24 Jun 1996 08:21:00 CST
Subject:       Reply: Periodical shelf label holders
X-Confirm-Reading-To: "Carrie Ferm  7316" <>

Good morning, Laurie,
At Augustana we use "Hol-Dex" from Cel-U-Dex Corporation to label our
periodical shelves.

They are clear plastic with stickum already on the back, we type the
journal name on a card stock label and slide into holder.  When we
have to shift periodicals around to insert a new title, we just move
the labels not the holders.  I have had these up for 6 1/2 years now
and only 3 have detached from the shelves.  I hope this helps.

     Carrie Ferm
     Periodical Section
     Augustana College Library
     3435 9 1/2 Avenue
     Rock Island, IL  61201


From: (Jacqueline Winters)
Subject: Periodical shelf label holders
Date: Mon, 24 Jun 1996 08:41:29 -0400 (EDT)

We simply print up the labels on a laser printer and attatch them to the
shelves using Scotch book tape.  We used to have the clear label holders
you described, and the titles for the journals were so small patrons had
to really get close to see what they said.

        Using the sturdy book tape allows the label to stay intact if we
ever need to rearrange the titles on the shelves.  And if for some reason
they rip, it takes only a few seconds to make up another one.

        FYI, I use the CG Times Bold font, and make 40 the biggest size
possible with the paper setup as Landscape.  If a title is too long for
the 40 pt. size, I just resize it to fit on the page.  Even at 15, it's
still bigger than anything typed.

Jacqueline Winters

Library Serials Assistant
Southern College of Technology Library
1100 South Marietta Parkway
Marietta, GA  30060-2896
(770) 528-7472

>>From  Mon Jun 24 11:26:18 1996
Date: Mon, 24 Jun 1996 11:22:05 -0600 (CST)
Subject: Shelf Labels

  Saw your message on listserv and am responding since I had a hard time
finding shelf labels that would stay in place. Two years ago we set up a
Current Display Area for our journals and it was almost impossible to find
something we could afford plus something that would stay in place. I don't
know if you are using the same plastic holders as we are but I finally
decided on the label holders from Brodart (p.142, 1996 catalog).  So far
we really haven't much trouble with the holders travelling and they
weren't too expensive.  Good luck in your search. Hope this helps.
                               Norma Mukherjee
                               University of New Orleans
                               Earl K. Long Library

Date: Mon, 24 Jun 1996 12:11:22 -0700
From: (Christy Cronn)
Subject: periodical shelf labels

   We just purchased magnetic labels for our periodical shelves. Everyone
   is very pleased with them.
   The entire label is a magnet which keeps the label tightly in place.
   The labels come in 3" or 6" lengths and 3/4" or 1/2" heights.
   Both Demco and Brodart carry these labels, but only Brodart carries the
   additional blank inserts. (The label holders that are 3/4" hold 1/2"
   inserts and the 1" high holders hold 3/4" inserts) The additional
   inserts are good to have on hand. We have fed the inserts into our laser
   printer and, after some initial adjusting, they print out just fine.
   Please let me know if you need any more information or suggestions.
   Good luck!!

   Christy Cronn
   Administration Assistant - Arnold Library
   Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
   1124 Columbia St. B1-010
   Seattle, WA 98104

From: "AMY E SMITH" <>
Organization: Montgomery Co. Community College PA
Date: Tue, 25 Jun 1996 15:01:51 EST
Subject: Re: periodical shelf labels

     I saw one of the replies that was posted to the SERIALST about
the shelf labels.  I don't know about you, but I can't stand all the
sticky mess.  At our community college (about 450 current titles) I
used a type of magnetic label approximately 1/2" by 3".  There was a
special marking pen at one time to write on them, but I found that
using a Brother Labeler to produce the title (I used red print on
white tape) and then sticking the title onto the magnet (which had a
white surface)  looked very professional.  The magnetic labels seem
to be something similar to what would be used on a magnetic
presentation or "In Board".  I'm not sure where they were ordered
from since it was way before my time.  I really like the new labels
and have gotten many compliments on them - and since they are
magnetic they stay put on our metal shelving but allow for moving and
adding titles.  Good luck with your labels!


Amy Elizabeth Gunn-Periodicals Assistant
Learning Resources Center
Montgomery County Community College
340 DeKalb Pike
Blue Bell, PA  19422
Phone: (215)641-6597
Fax: (215)641-6681

Date: Tue, 25 Jun 1996 13:00:16 -0500
From: (John Lucas)
Subject: Re: Periodical shelf label holders


We have been using for our current periodical titles the Highsmith product
Item no. 15654 and their clear inserts for them (no number) We have not
had to use any double sided tape to hold it on the shelves.  The are easy
to move and remove.  The only downside to it is that the space beneath the
clear insert is large enough to require some small strips of cardstock to
be inserted behind the label we make to hold the label inside using

I have set up a small template on my word processing program that lines
the size of the label in which I insert the titles I want to have printed
out. It took some trial and error but eventually came up with something
easy to use.

John Lucas
Serials Librarian
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Rowland Medical Library
Jackson, MS 39216-4505

FAX.               (601) 984 - 1262
TEL.               (601) 984 - 1277

Date: Wed, 26 Jun 1996 14:24:27 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: shelf labels


Our library instituted a move of our current periodicals about a year ago.
We were interested in some of the same label features which you describe.
We decided on a plastic label holder that grips the shelf, but is readily
movable. Separate paper inserts are available on which you can print the
call number or title of the periodical.  There are also plastic inserts
available which cover the paper.  All of this is available from Highsmith
Co.  The number printed on the plastic label holder is 15654E.  The
toll-free number for Highsmith is 800-558-2110.

We have been satisfied with this product; good luck with your project.

Nancy Hasenwinkel
Library Associate, Acquisitions Dept.
Rod Library
University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, Iowa

From: "Lauren Corbett" <>
Organization: Queens College - Charlotte, NC
Date: Wed, 26 Jun 1996 14:43:44 EST
Subject: periodical shelf labels

Hi Laurie,

The best thing I have found so far for our wooden shelf units is
using a laminated word processed list.  Word processing lets you
contrl the font, etc.  We cut the titles from the entire laminated
sheets and used double-sided tape.  We just shifted a few around and
the labels held up and look nicer than the dymo tape.


Lauren Corbett
Collection Management Librarian
Everett Library,  Queens College
Charlotte, NC
Depository Library #0451
Phone:  704 337-2278  Fax:  704 337-2517


Date: Fri, 28 Jun 96 18:23:56 EST
From: "Bennett, Faye" <>
Subject: Periodical shelf label holders

Hi Laurie -

We use metal bracket label holders here in the Current Periodicals area,
and our printed paper labels fit into these.  The labels are usually easy
to move, and our paper labels slide in and out easily. These just clip
onto our metal shelves. These have been used here for years, and I cannot
tell what supplier they came from.  I'm not sure I'd recommend them even
if still available since they get a little bent out-of-shape and dirty
looking at times.  But since we have an enormous supply (5,000+) and since
another section here uses them, we keep using these. I did see a similiar
plastic holder in the DEMCO catalog (P.O.Box 7488, Madison, Wisconsin
53791-9955).  Catalog 'says' it just clips onto shelves and easily
movable.  The plastic holders were priced at about 100ct./package for
$10.45 (and inserts were available for about $1.95 for a 100 ct.package,I
think). Hope this helps,

Faye Bennett                          
Periodicals, Box 90180                          Phone: (919)660-5888
Duke University Library                         FAX:  (919)684-2855
Durham, NC 27708-0180

Date: Fri, 5 Jul 1996 09:53:11 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: 3M Labeler

In response to your query, we use the Scotch 3M Labeler with red labeling
tape for our periodical shelves.  Advantages:  quick and easy to move/re-
label for shifting purposes; usually adheres well but depends on the
surface of the shelving.  Disadvantages:  can leave a "sticky" mess when
tape is removed.

Denise Thomas
Periodicals Technician
Camden-Carroll Library
Morehead State University
Morehead, KY 40351