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Re: Binding criteria (2 messages) ERCELAA@ctrvax.Vanderbilt.Edu 28 May 2002 20:56 UTC

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Date: Tue, 28 May 2002 14:43:12 -0500
From: Leah McCracken <>
Subject: Re: Binding criteria (Karen Bolton)

Hi Karen-
We bind anything less than 1.5 cm and is kept for an extended period of time
(more than 10 years).  We do not bind anything that is available on JSTOR or
Project Muse. We do bind some heavily used periodicals like BMJ, Fortune,
Forbes etc that are not kept forever but are used quite often.
We re-evaluated binding about a year ago when JESTER and Project Muse were
introduced to our library and have cut our binging budget about 15%.  We
still keep the periodicals we just do not bind them.

Hope this helps!
Leah McCracken
Serials/ILL Coordinator
Carl B. Ylvisaker Library
Concordia College
901 8 Street South
Moorhead MN 56562
(218) 299-4252

-----Original Message-----
From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum
Sent: Tuesday, May 28, 2002 2:25 PM
Subject: Binding criteria (Karen Bolton)

Date: Tue, 28 May 2002 13:40:32 -0500
From: "Bolton, Karen" <bolton@MSOE.EDU>
Subject: binding criteria

I am trying to standardize how I we bind our periodicals here, and I
wondered if libraries out there could tell me what criteria they use to
choose what to bind:  everything? professional journals? most-used journals?
titles a professor would like to see bound? those vulnerable to theft?
titles over a certain price?.  Do you bind the titles that you may get in
print but are commonly available on aggregated databases?  Any ideas are
welcome, so I get a feel for what is out there.


Karen Bolton
Serials Librarian


Date: Tue, 28 May 2002 15:07:56 -0500
From: "Skwor, Jeanette" <skworj@UWGB.EDU>
Subject: Re: Binding criteria (Karen Bolton)

***We bind those that tend to be messiest, damaged and vulnerable to theft
(ie, most-used), of academic merit and not available on full-text databases

Jeanette L. Skwor
Cofrin Library - Serials Dept. - UW - Green Bay
2420 Nicolet Drive - Green Bay, WI - 54311