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Subject: Standards for labels

Standards for labels

From: Elissa O'Loughlin <x6a>
Date: Friday, August 19, 1994
ASTM subcommittee D14.07 on Labels for Library and Archives Use is
meeting in Dearborn, Michigan in early October.  The committee needs
information on what labels are in current use by institutions, what
properties these labels are expected to have, and if specifications for
labels have been written for large procurements.  The first standard is
for paper-based pressure-sensitive labels to be used on archival
housings and non-rare general collection books.  As the draft now
stands, we have defined the paper-based label life expectancy as 75-100
years based on the performance of the paper and the adhesive.  The paper
meets the ANSI/NISO Z39.48-1992 permanent paper standard, and the
adhesive will most likely be an acrylic water-dispersed co-polymer.
Discussion on bar-coded labels is also under way, but they will probably
have their own standard.  Anyone who wants to join the committee may do
so by contacting Bode Buckley at ASTM.  Please direct your answers
and/or comments to me.  Thank you.

Elissa O'Loughlin
National Archives

                  Conservation DistList Instance 8:15
                  Distributed: Sunday, August 21, 1994
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Received on Friday, 19 August, 1994

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