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Subject: Due date slips

Due date slips

From: Kate Murray <murrayk>
Date: Tuesday, April 18, 1995
Because of theft problems, NYU Bobst Library has recently started
using 3" x 6" peel and stick due date slips.  The previous style of
due date slips (with just a moisture activated or peel and stick
strip at the top) were adhered to the flyleaf to avoid stress on the
back board when stamping due dates.  These slips were then removed
when they were filled and a new slip put on in the same place.  The
problem is that these new completely adhered due date slips aren't
working well on the flyleaves: the added weight when one is placed
on top of another can cause the flyleaf to pull out of the binding;
in those books without flyleaves (for whatever reason), the slip is
adhered to the last page often obscuring text, etc etc. Given that
we are stuck using this style of due date slip, does anyone have any
similar experiences dealing with the problems they cause?  We are
considering placing the due date slip on the back board but are
worried the pressure from repeated stamping will cause joint or
other serious binding problems.  We are beginning to keep statistics
on identifiable damage but I would greatly appreciate hearing how
other libraries deal with due date slips.

Kate Murray
Collections Conservator
NYU Libraries

                  Conservation DistList Instance 8:85
                  Distributed: Sunday, April 23, 1995
                        Message Id: cdl-8-85-013
Received on Tuesday, 18 April, 1995

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