Contributed by Elaine Hardy If you include pocket labels on your items you can set up Evergreen to print them as the spine labels are printed. You will need to set up both Evergreen and your computer for the label stock you use.
You will need to create a custom form or page type for your pocket label stock. In general, pocket labels are printed with an accompanying spine label. No standard stock has been defined for printing these labels in Evergreen. The carrier height and width varies for the stock depending on vendor and style. If your vendor does not provide the information, you will need to measure the labels. To create the custom form in Windows, you will need to measure the section of the continuous label stock and not the label itself. Once you have determined the dimensions, you can create the custom form.
Width: 4.50 Left: 0.00 Top: 0.00 Height: 1.40 Right: 0.00 Bottom: 0.00
Width: 3.75 Left: 0.00 Top: 0.00 Height: 1.33 Right: 0.50 Bottom: 0.00
If the printer skips a label first adjust the label length. If it is off by one, it can cause the printer to form feed multiple labels. Some users have reported that, when printing pocket labels, the label length must be one more than the actual length. If this does not solve the label skipping, go back to the Printer Settings Editor and:
There are several pre-programmed fields of information provided on the interface template. These include:
Title Author Call number Owning library (policy code) Owning Library Shelving location Item Barcode
There are four further fields for custom information using either macros or specific text. The available macros can be viewed by clicking on the “Available Macros” bar. To add a field to the label, you must both check the box for the field and provide the line number on the label for the field. You can edit the label prior to printing as described for printing spine labels. If you want two macros on the same line you enter them as a custom field as: %owning_lib% %location% or %create_date% %price%, for example. Separate the multiple macros with a space. If you are using macros here for a preprogrammed field, remember to uncheck the field so that it does not repeat on your label. You can insert specific text before a macro. For example, to insert a dollar sign in front of the price type $ before the price macro: $%price% Click “Re-Generate” to view and save changes. The above configuration results in a spine and pocket label configuration like this:
025.1974 50723010066419 N 025.1974 N Nelson, Sandra S. The new planning for results : a streamlined approach STATELIB-L STACKS 2001-03-21 $55.00 Gift of Friends of GA Libraries Georgia State Library Collection
The following spine and pocket labels are created to print barcode, call number, author, title, owning library policy name and location on one line, creating date and price on one line, a local message, and the actual name of the library. Clicking on “Preview and Print” displays the labels as they will be printed on the stock. Either print from here, or, if editing is necessary, close the window and make changes. Then preview and print again.
Follow instructions at Printing Spine Labels.