Re: Binding Incomplete volumes David Pribyl 09 Mar 2005 21:19 UTC

We just began binding incomplete volumes a few years ago.  We used to
attempt to locate & purchase back issues, but simply do not have the
time to deal with that any longer.  On the spine we list the Volume &
(year) as usual, adding the word "Incomplete" below that.  Then inside
the front cover, we affix a label indicating the exact issue(s) that are
not available.  We also add this data to our online shelflist of bound
volumes, so patrons/librarians can locate this data prior to even going
to the shelves, if needed.  We have basically not received any faculty
complaints regarding this.

David L. Pribyl
Head of Technical Services
Roosevelt University Library
430 S. Michigan Avenue       Voice: 312.341.3647
Chicago IL 60605-1394         Fax:    312.341.6394

-----Original Message-----
From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum
[mailto:SERIALST@LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Sylvia McAphee
Sent: Wednesday, March 09, 2005 2:46 PM
Subject: [SERIALST] Binding Incomplete volumes

Good afternoon!
I am trying to find out how other libraries handle binding incomplete
serial volumes where 1 or 2 issues are missing.  Do you bind them or
not?  Also, what do you place on the spines of those bound volumes,
e.g.,  Incomplete, Lacks v. 51 n. 1?  Any information you could share
with me would be most appreciated.  Thank you in advance and have a
great day!

Sylvia McAphee
Serials Library Associate I
LHL 250- 1700 University Blvd.
1530 3rd Ave. So.
Birmingham, AL 35294-0013
(205) 934-2299 voice (205) 934-3545 fax