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Re: Binding incomplete volumes inhouse Skwor, Jeanette 27 May 2004 17:59 UTC

***One of my predecessors sent incomplete volumes to the bindery; it's
been a nightmare for those of us who have followed her/him.

***In the first place, nowhere on the outside of the volume did it
indicate that issues were missing - that was noted on the inside.  So
there's no way of knowing what we could have replaced had we known.  And
when we do find out they are incomplete, and are able to access a
replacement copy, of course the rest of the volume is already bound, and
we are faced with paying to bind it again, or putting it on the shelf
out of order.

***Mostly we let incomplete volumes as is - unbound until we have them
complete.  In a few instances (heavy usage, flimsy materials) we pambind
the consecutive issues together; that is easy enough to undo and send to
be professionally bound when we are ready & able to do so.

Jeanette L. Skwor
Cofrin Library, Serials Dept.
University of WI - Green Bay
2420 Nicolet Drive
Green Bay, WI 54311-7001
(920) 465-2670

-----Original Message-----
From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum
[mailto:SERIALST@LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Lori Hughes
Sent: Thursday, May 27, 2004 12:40 PM
Subject: [SERIALST] Binding incomplete volumes inhouse

We are currently conducting a cost analysis for binding incomplete
volumes in-house verses sending them to commercial bindery. If your
library binds incomplete periodical volumes in-house, what binding
system/equipment are you using? If you are sending them to commercial
bindery, how long have you been doing so and is it working out well?  If
we continue in-house binding, we will need to replace our Togic machine
soon and we are considering sending all volumes (complete or not) to
commercial bindery instead. Any advice and/or insight is appreciated.


Lori Hughes
Serials Acquisitions Librarian
Alkek Library
Texas State University - San Marcos