BINDING: Tattle tape and Barcodes
Tattle tapes are usually bought using from SOLINET, using Book OCO monies. (See link at http://www.solinet.net/library_products/library_products.cfm?doc_id=315&doc_title=3MTattleTape[TattleTape] At least 5 cases of single sided and 5 cases double sided tattle tapes should be held in the Supply Room at all times. When less than 5 cases are on hand of either kind, an order point report will be triggered and Supply Room staff will notify the Associate Chair for Central Bibliographic Services to order more. While the Associate Chair for Central Bibliographic Services will now be responsible for signing off on the order itself, staff in the Paying Unit actually orders the tattle tapes. As the tattle tapes are used by many locations across the system, spare single and double tattle tapes will continue to be held in the Supply Room. These are not purchased through a state contract. The tattle tapes themselves are a 3M product.
Please order this product through the supply room using a supply request form. The Mead Library purchases their own strips.
Note: the figures below do not include additional tattle tapes required due to special projects.
- Placed down the spines of hard bound books and periodicals, inside CD security cases, on videos, etc.
- Used by Resource Services, Preservation, and the branches
- The Preservation Department forwards an entire case of single sided tattle tapes every 4 to 6 months to the Bindery for placement within newly bound volumes.
- The number of these items used per year will drop significantly now that Resource Services is using the rolled tattle tape dispensing machine.
- They cost $135 a box and, in the past, an average of 20 cases a year was used. (1,000 strips per box, 5 boxes per case)
- They have a shelf life, under cool, dry conditions, of several years
- Placed in loose magazines, pamphlets
- Used by Resource Services and the branches
- They cost $135 a box and, in the past, an average of 30 cases a year was used. (1,000 strips per box, 5 boxes per case)
- They have a shelf life, under cool, dry conditions, of several years.
- Used by Resource services only
- A roll costs $940 and contains 7,500 strips for a cost of .125 cents per strip.
- Average number of rolled strips used per year unknown since it is so new.
- Extra rolls will be stored in RS and NOT supply room, since only RS uses them.
Update: May 2005
When the Libraries bought the equipment that allowed us to use “rolled targets” we got a special price on the targets as part of the purchase price. That offer and the LO to match it has now expired. 3M says it will no longer meet the price, so we will return to purchasing from SOLINET until (and/or if) the purchase moves from Books to the operating expense budget. As there is no state contract for this stuff, we will, if that happens, continue to purchase from SOLINET….less muss and fuss. In any case we are covered for the rest of 2005.
Bar codes are bought with a purchase order using special order monies. At least 5 packs of single and 5 packs of piggy back barcodes should be held in the Supply Room at all times. If less than 5 packs are on hand of either kind, an order point report will be triggered and Supply Room staff will notify the Associate Chair for Central Bibliographic Services to order more. The Associate Chair for Central Bibliographic Services will fill out and sign a special order request and forward it to Library Purchasing. As the bar codes are used by many locations across the system, spare single and piggyback bar codes will continue to be held in the Supply Room. These are not purchased through a state contract. The Canadian company we purchase them from as of late 2002, Optus Corporation in Toronto, keeps track of the starting and ending numbers. [Optus Corporation, c/o Susan Deeg, 66 Northline Road, Toronto, Ontario, M4B 3 E5 (Phone: (289)-360-2000] According to Library Purchasing, we last ordered barcodes in 1999.
March 2005 Update: Optus has been bought out by Symcor. Their contact information stays the same. Their fax # is 289-360-2119.
Please order this product through the supply room using a supply request form.
inside back cover on upper right corner of volumes
- Used in Resources services only. Resource Services placement rules for
barcodes can be found at http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/rs/catpro/barcodeguidlns.html
- Occasionally, packs will be shipped by Acquisitions to Academic Book
Center and Yankee Book Peddler for the books we purchase shelf ready from
- They cost $126 a pack. There are 100 in a pack and in the past, we have used 20 packs in an average year.
- We use the 1.9 by ¾ inch size.
- Placed on back of title page of monographs and pamphlets and bottom right hand corner of first page of periodicals going to bindery
- Used in Resource Services, Preservation and the branches
- They cost $180 a pack. There are 100 in a pack and in the past, we have used 10 packs in an average year.
- We use the 1.9 by ¾ inch size.
- The Chair of Access Services is responsible for ordering bar codes for use on patron ID cards. Please contact Chair with any questions you may have regarding this product.
Information above gleaned from verbal discussions held between Michele Crump, Phek Su, Doug Smith, Cathy Mook, Barbara Oliver, Lori Driscoll, and Russ Fairman during December, 2002, with written follow up in July, 2003.
Update: In the Spring opf 2004, $10,000 worth of barcodes were ordered. (Budget limitations precluded us from buying as many as had been bought in 1999, which was almost $20,000.) Cathy Mook and Betsy Simpson, working together, with input from many others in the Library, agreed to purchase the following:
1. 25,000 patron barcodes at a cost of $481.00. ( 21262...) These will now be stored at and distrubuted, sheet by sheet, by Facilities and not via the Chair of Access Services.
2. 295,000 single ply barcodes at a cost of $5,678.00.( 31262...) with NO little strip. A few packs of the barcodes with the strips will be made available through the Facilities Office.
3. 98,000 piggyback barcodes at a cost of $3,773.00.( 31262...) with NO little strip.
It is hoped that this is the correct balance of single and piggybacks.