Re: Binding incomplete volumes inhouse Pennington, Buddy D. 27 May 2004 18:01 UTC

We send ours to a commercial bindery and have done so for quite a while.
It works out fine.  I think it is easier to send all volumes out for
binding.  If your binding budget can accommodate it, then you have freed
up staff time for other projects.

Buddy Pennington
Serials Acquisitions Librarian
Miller Nichols Library
University of Missouri - Kansas City
800 E. 51st Street
Kansas City, MO  64110
816-333-5584 (fax)

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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