[Ads-l] "Due" meaning due date

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Tue Sep 6 13:49:32 EDT 2016

I am a librarian who has familiarity with the specific area of library services involved, and I have never heard "due" used in this way.  But it would not be a surprise if the jargon evolved in that direction.

Fred Shapiro

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On Tue, Sep 6, 2016 at 12:51 PM, Flourish Klink <flourish.klink at gmail.com>

> I would assume a mistake.

So would I.

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