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message 1: by lethe (new)

lethe | 13673 comments Yes, as I requested elsewhere, it would be lovely if staff would keep track of all these temporary changes so librarians didn't have to stumble across them almost a year later.

I have also requested that staff use international dating. In this case it is clear that 12/15 means 15 December (although it could also mean December 2015 if the note wasn't from 2016). But more often than not it is something like 3/4/17, which is terribly confusing for everybody but Americans. So please write 4 March or 3 April plus the year.


message 2: by Empress (new)

Empress (the_empress) lethe wrote: "I have also requested that staff use international dating. In this case it is clear that 12/15 means 15 December (although it could also mean December 2015 if the note wasn't from 2016). But more often than not it is something like 3/4/17, which is terribly confusing for everybody but Americans. So please write 4 March or 3 April plus the year. "

This. And if the order is too confusing just simply adding as "1st of Jan 17" would also be sufficient.


Elizabeth (Alaska) | 6592 comments lethe wrote: "So please write 4 March or 3 April plus the year. "

March 4 and April 3 plus the year would also be clear. It's the use of all numbers that allows misunderstandings.


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