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Re: Binding question Edwards, Mary 27 Aug 2004 20:20 UTC

Thanks to you who gave me counsel and advice on my binding problem.
Since the differences between the two sizes are so great, I'm going to
bind them separately but shelve them together (sort of a part one, part
two arrangement).

Again, thanks to you all.

Kind Regards,

Mary Edwards
Art Institute of California - Los Angeles
2900 31st Street
Santa Monica, CA  90405

-----Original Message-----
From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum
[mailto:SERIALST@LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Ian Bogus
Sent: Tuesday, August 24, 2004 11:05 AM
Subject: Re: [SERIALST] Binding question

Mary et al,

    I just wanted to put my two cents in.  It all depends on how much of
a size discrepancy exists.  If they are quite different I would highly
recommend binding them separately.  I have seen many volumes bound
together when they really shouldn't have.  The boards almost always
become bowed and frequently pull away from the text block.  Because the
taller issues are not supported on both sides by other they tend to
distort with gravity.  It may cost a little more now, but the volumes
will last a lot longer.

Ian Bogus

Matt Person wrote:

> Hi Mary-
> Most  binderys will bind  smalll and large together in a way which is
> not unruly -  I suggest you consider that.
> If you don't, you can bind a sheet within the volumes which has
> directional information; you can have a box made for the small and
> volume, which would keep them together.  You don't know what the
> publisher is going to do in the future, size-wise, so by setting a
> precendent of binding like sizes together, you may be putting yourself
> in a position of incurring extra costs.   I'd look into how the
> publisher binds the year you are planning to bind now- they may be
> binding small and large formats together.
> Matt
> Edwards, Mary wrote:
>> Hello.
>> I am fairly new to doing bindery things, so I have a specific
>> about binding magazines where there is a mix of sizes in the volume.
>> few issues of Interior Design magazine are tabloid sized, most are
>> I plan on binding them separately.  I'd like guidance about how you
>> indicate that you have split up the issues - both on the outside of
>> bound volumes and on the inside.  Do you insert sheets in the regular
>> sized bound volume directing the patron to the oversized volume, and
>> vice versa?  Any advice for the enumeration on the spines?  Also, I
>> the archives and it appears that Interior Design lets you subscribe
>> get bound volumes from them at the end of the year.  Does anyone use
>> this service and do you like it?
>> Inquiring minds want to know....!
>> Mary Edwards
>> Librarian
>> Art Institute of California - Los Angeles
>> 2900 31st Street
>> Santa Monica, CA  90405
>> 310-314-6154
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