Barcode Placement: Bound Volumes
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Bound Volumes
  • Place the barcodes as directed below, avoid covering the title if possible.

  • Place the barcode on the front cover* in the upper left corner.  Do not cover a Princeton call number or location label already present on the item.  Place the barcode as close to the upper left corner as possible, leaving a little space between the label border and the edge and spine of the book.  If a label in the upper left corner leaves no space for a barcode above it, place the barcode beside the label, close to the top of the book.

    *On books that read right-to-left, place the duplicate barcode in the upper left corner of the back cover.


  • Bound volumes for Dixon:  the barcode should be placed on the jacket.

  • For bound volumes for SA with covers made from exotic material (leather, vellum, metal, etc.), or covers that are themselves a work of art such asa full-cover reproduction of a painting, place the barcode on the page facing the t.p. verso (the old-fashioned way). If the cover is merely illustrated and includes blank space and/or text, place the barcode on the cover.  If in doubt, place the barcode on the page facing the t.p. verso.