Address Clean-up Service
In response to client requests, Unique Management
Services (UMS), Library Division, now offers a program through which we compare
a library’s entire patron address database to the Change of Address
(NCOA) database affiliated with the United States Postal Service. This process verifies current
addresses on file and updates incorrect addresses.
The cost of the NCOA Database Scrub is $0.015 per
record, which is $150 for every 10,000 records sent.
The service may be used as-needed. However, UMS recommends that it be
utilized biannually or annually since address changes remain in the NCOA
database for at least 6 months.
Libraries using this service have found that patron
addresses are more accurate for internal mailings and notices, thus making them
more effective. Moreover, returned mail
is reduced, saving valuable staff time.
For more information
about this service, please contact your UMS Customer Service Account Manager at
1-800-879-5453 or use the Contact Us