Re: Periodicals binding schedule (2 messages) ERCELAA@ctrvax.Vanderbilt.Edu 15 Aug 2001 18:38 UTC

2 messages:


Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2001 10:12:49 -0400
From: Barbara Eastland - Library <eastland@HAL.MUHLBERG.EDU>
Subject: Re: Periodicals binding schedule (Cecilia Leathem)

We have routinely altered our binding arrangements so that during the last
4-6 weeks of the semester we do not send any serials to the bindery.  It
works well for the students and puts only a minor crimp in the workflow.

We usually take the opportunity to send other items to the bindery during
this period - mongraphs that need rebinding, special collection items,

Barbara B. Eastland              VOICE: 484-664-3561
Serials Manager                    FAX: 484-664-3511
Trexler Library               
Muhlenberg College
2400 Chew St.
Allentown  PA  18104

> Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2001 09:37:30 -0400
> From: "Leathem, Cecilia Anne" <cleathem@MIAMI.EDU>
> Subject: Periodicals binding schedule
> Hello,
> There is interest at my library in altering our binding shipment schedule to
> accommodate our students' needs at the end of the Fall and Spring semesters.
> We are exploring sending only 10 shipments a year instead of our regular
> monthly shipments so that during the last month of each semester, students
> can count on having all periodicals available for their research and papers.
> Has anyone else implemented such a schedule?
> Are there any problems or drawbacks to this plan?
> Thanks.
> Cecilia Leathem
> Head, Knowledge Access Management
> Otto G. Richter Library
> University of Miami
> Coral Gables, FL 33124


Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2001 09:59:53 -0500
From: "McCracken, Leah" <mccracke@DAFFY.CORD.EDU>
Subject: Re: Periodicals binding schedule (Cecilia Leathem)

We have implemented something similar.  We send the majority of our things
to the bindery in August, September, December, January, April and May.  That
way our students will have access during peak times for research.  The other
months I still send things to the bindery only I send periodicals that can
be found online through many different ways.  This way I can still try and
spread out my binding but the Students have the materials when they are
needed.  We've just begun to try this and with the implementation of Project
Muse to our fall lineup it should become a bit easier to decide what to send
when. (This can be quite stressful as I'm sure you all know.  You can't
please everyone!).
Leah McCracken
Serials Coordinator
Carl B. Ylvisaker Library
Concordia College
901 8 Street South
Moorhead MN 56562
(218) 299-4252