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Binding groups - how to? (3 messages) ERCELAA@CTRVAX.VANDERBILT.EDU 05 Feb 2003 21:39 UTC

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From: "Peter Picerno" <>
Subject: RE: Binding groups - how to?
Date: Wed, 5 Feb 2003 15:03:11 -0500

What we do is to put the 'unit of binding' in a note in our check-in record,
so the note is visible to the person who checks the titles in but also to
those who prepare titles for the bindery. Such notes don't have to be long,
and can read like "bind 1 yr in 1 vol." or "bind six issues per vol."

Peter Picerno

-----Original Message-----
From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum
[mailto:SERIALST@LIST.UVM.EDU]On Behalf Of Anne Frohlich
Sent: Wednesday, February 05, 2003 2:31 PM
Subject: Binding groups - how to?

How does your Bindery Clerk keep track of binding groups to use for each
title?  We need something to take to the current shelves to tell the worker
what issues to pull for each title.

We have kept a shelf list, but this is lots of extra typing.  Our new
online system tells us which titles to pull, but will give no indication of
how many issues to bind per volume.  So we are looking for the simplest

Thank you.

Anne Frohlich, Serials Librarian
McNeese State University
Box 91445
Lake Charles, LA 70609
Phone: 337-475-5741
Fax:     337-475-5719


Date: Wed, 05 Feb 2003 15:07:19 -0500
From: "Sandhya D. Srivastava" <>
Subject: Re: Binding groups - how to?

Most bindery companies will charge extra for any volume with spine larger than 2".  I would bind every volume or every two volumes depending on size of the spine.  I would look at how many issues come in within the year.  If the binding unit is less than an inch I would wait to bind until the next volume comes in.

Sandy Srivastava
Serials Librarian
Assistant Professor
Hofstra University


From: Alan Bryce <>
Subject: RE: Binding groups - how to?
Date: Wed, 5 Feb 2003 15:12:28 -0500

  We do it very simply here, bind up to two inches thick, thicker binds can
be to large/heavy (not to mention more expensive). The number of issues is
dependent upon the how thin or thick the issues are so I take a ruler with
me and measure. I also try to get only issues that go with one volume or
year in one bind. That does not always hold true as each journal has a
different numbering system. Also you can end up with the odd ball bind that
is real thin.
        It is however the best we have found so far, not ideal but it works,
most of the time.
Hope this helps.