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JACS: Shipping Information

JACS Shipments are scheduled by the campus coordinators, directly with the Service Provider (Tricor America, Inc). The campus coordinator will advise the Service Provider in advance of the estimated size of each shipment (# of booktrucks prepared and destination RLF) or request return booktrucks (# of empty booktrucks needed and source RLF location).

Campuses may ship JACS volumes on any bookcart, but additional bookcarts have been procured for the JACS to supplement the total supply of bookcarts among UC libraries.

JACS Pickup Locations
Campus Pickup Location
UC Berkeley Doe Moffitt
UC Davis Shields Physical Sciences and Engineering;
Carlson Health Sciences
UC Irvine Ayala
UC Los Angeles Research (YRL)
UC Merced Kolligian
UC Riverside Rivera
UC San Diego Geisel
UC San Francisco Pamassus
UC Santa Barbara Davidson
UC Santa Cruz McHenry

JACS Pickup Schedule

Campuses are encouraged to provide holdings throughout the year (rather than all at once during the year or at the end of the year). Campuses can make shipments according to each campus’ bindery pickup schedule. The pickup schedule varies from campus to campus.

For example, the following pick up schedule might be made:

  • Pickup from Berkeley on Fridays. Delivery to SRLF to be completed by Wednesday following pickup.
  • Pickup from Davis on every fourth Tuesday concurrent with Bindery pickup.
  • Pickup from Irvine on every second Friday concurrent with Bindery pickup.
  • Pickup from Los Angeles on every other Friday concurrent with Bindery pickup. Delivery to NRLF to be completed by Wednesday following pickup.
  • Pickup from Riverside on every fourth Friday concurrent with Bindery pickup.
  • Pickup from Santa Barbara on every fourth Friday concurrent with Bindery pickup.
  • Pickup from Davis on every first Thursday concurrent with Bindery pickup.
  • Pickup from San Diego on every fourth Friday concurrent with Bindery pickup.

JACS Packing Guidelines

Below are guidelines to assist campuses in preparing shipments of JACS material. Following these guidelines helps ensure the material's safety during transport and facilitates processing at the Southern and Northern Regional Library Facilities.

  • Clean volumes of any excess dust and dirt
  • Do not organize material by size
  • Keep titles together; in volume number order
  • Load volumes onto book trucks tight and snug, but not so tight to deform volumes or require extraordinary effort to remove volumes. Recommendation:
    • Small books: Two rows per shelf; volumes upright and not inverted; spines facing out
    • Larger books: One row per shelf; volumes upright, not inverted, and spines facing in one direction (larger volumes on fore edge with tops in one direction)
  • General guideline:
    • Allow no more than one inch of overhang
  • Label trucks:
    • TO: NRLF/SRLF JACS
    • FROM: Your Campus
    • Date:
    • Number of items:
    • Book Truck Number [e.g.'1'] of [e.g.'20']
  • Tightly secure the loaded book trucks with plastic wrap or straps
Last updated: January 30, 2018
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