In order to have the words “UMASS/Amherst Library” appear on each item in the library, stamp each item with a rubber stamp called an ownership stamp, identification stamp, ID stamp, or property stamp. Use a black inkpad.
Stamp the top edge and the fore edge of each volume. (It doesn't matter which way the printing faces.) There are two sizes of stamp: choose the largest one which will fit the edge of the book.
If there are any loose maps or parts in a pocket, stamp each loose piece with the smallest stamp. If possible, stamp in a blank space on the upper right corner of the piece as it is placed in its pocket. If there is no blank space there, find a blank space, such as near the legend or on the unprinted border or on the verso (reverse side) of the piece.
If the book is too thin to be stamped on the edges, then use the smallest rubber stamp to stamp the outside cover in the upper right hand corner and also stamp the verso (reverse side) of the title page, in the upper left corner or in a blank space. Never stamp the title page! (See Fig. 4.4)
When a book is too thin to be stamped on the edges, but its cover is too shiny to absorb the stamp's ink, type UMASS/Amherst Library on a label, cut off the excess white space, and apply the label to the upper right corner of the front cover. Also stamp the verso of the title page, as in the paragraph above.
— Linda Fish 2009/05/14 11:25