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Periodical binding (Jennifer van Sickle) ERCELAA@ctrvax.Vanderbilt.Edu 19 Apr 2000 21:36 UTC

Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2000 14:54:42 -0400
From: "van Sickle, Jennifer" <jennifer.vansickle@TRINCOLL.EDU>
Subject: periodical binding

Dear SERIALST-ers,

We are a small undergraduate liberal arts college with 2125 FTE.  We will be
facing a library renovation in the next few years, and as part of the
overall preparation, I am reviewing our bindery procedures.  I have several
questions on this topic.

-Who handles the binding in your library, from preparation to processing?
Does that person have other responsibilities?  If so, what are the other

-Are journals and monographs handled by separate departments?

-What is an average output (# of volumes) within a binding cycle?

-What are the procedures when the volumes return from the bindery?

-Have electronic journals had an impact (yet) on periodicals binding in your

I would particularly like to hear from other small liberal arts
institutions.  Please reply directly to me.  Thank you.

Jennifer van Sickle M.L.S.
Serials librarian/Science bibliographer
Trinity College
300 Summit St.
Hartford, CT USA 06106

phone: (860) 297-2250
Fax: (860) 297-2251