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Subject: Labelling


From: Julia Merkel <merkeljm>
Date: Friday, April 9, 2004
The Special Collections librarian, Head Cataloguer and myself are
discussing consistent labeling procedures for special collections
library materials. They have been treated in a variety of ways in
the past.

Typed bookmarks with a slot to keep them from slipping between the
pages are the most common in this particular collection although
there is a concern that these can tear the pages.

As our typewriter is in decline, are laser-printed bookmarks

Also, they have not had call numbers written on the inside in pencil
as is the practice with books in the general stacks.  (We won't be
looking at microchips any time soon). Are there other alternatives
we should consider?  Are there objections to pencil markings?  Most
of the materials in question are 19th and 20th century.

The most fragile materials are marked only on their enclosures.

Julia Merkel
Preservation Specialist
James Madison University Libraries
MSC 1704
Harrisonburg, VA 22807

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