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SLB label format

Learn the file specifications and view an example of a SLB label in the Cataloging Label Program.

The OCLC Cataloging Label Program can import labels in SLB format (one spine label, one pocket label) from a text file.

File specifications include:

  • Each label must be 12 lines long; this includes blank lines between labels.
  • The first column must be blank on all lines.
  • The spine label can be up to 8 characters wide (columns 2-9) and up to 9 lines long.
  • The pocket label data must start on column 12 and can be up to 28 characters wide (columns 12-40).
  • The call number on the pocket label is one line long, up to 28 characters wide.
  • The author on the pocket label can be up to two lines long, 28 characters wide; the second line must be indented one space (begin in column 13 instead of column 12).
  • If there is no author, a blank line must be inserted between the call number and title on the pocket label.
  • The title on the pocket label can be up to two lines long, 28 characters wide; the second line must be indented one space (begin in column 13 instead of column 12).

Label examples with column and row numbers included:

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1 PS        PS 3525 .I972 G6 1984
2 3525      Mitchell, Margaret, 1900-
3 .I972      1949.
4 G6        Gone with the wind
5 1984
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3 PS        PS 3558 .A64438 I38 1997
4 3558      Harris, E. Lynn.
5 .A64438   If this world were mine
6 I38
7 1997
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5 GN         GN 400 .E85
6 400        Evans-Pritchard, E. E. 1902-
7 .E85        1973.
8            Social anthropology and
9             other essays
0
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7 F          F 294 .S2 B48 1994
8 294        Berendt, John, 1939-
9 .S2        Midnight in the garden of
0 B48         good and evil
1 1994
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9 LB          LB 1025.2 .K7x 1504
0 1025.2
1 .K7x        Philosophy of education in
2 1504         cultural perspective
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