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Re: Binding Incomplete volumes Linda Harding 10 Mar 2005 13:59 UTC

We are an academic library and bind similarly, i.e. with a sheet inserted in
place of the missing issue.  The sheet indicates v., no., date missing.  We
also add a note in the MFHD of the record in our online database.  We do not
indicate the missing issues on the spine.

Linda Harding
Periodicals Assistant
Elmhurst College Library
190 Prospect Ave.
Elmhurst, IL 60126

----- Original Message -----
From: "Elinore Krell" <ekrell@MAIL.EPFL.NET>
Sent: Wednesday, March 09, 2005 5:31 PM
Subject: Re: [SERIALST] Binding Incomplete volumes

> We insert a preprinted sheet in place of the missing issue with possible
> alternatives to finding the article (microfilm, databases, etc.), filling
> the name of the magazine or journal, volume and date.  We do this before
> sending the title to the bindery so the sheets become part of that bound
> title.  We use separate sheets depending on the available alternative
> formats (one for microfilm, one for fulltext databases and so on).  We
> offer interlibrary loan as an alternative if there are no other sources in
> our library.  We don't note on the spine that the volume is incomplete,
> but rely on the information found on the insert sheets for directing users
> to other alternatives.  I'm not sure if this system would serve an
> academic library but it is useful to us as a public library.
> Elinore Krell
> Periodicals Dept.
> Enoch Pratt Free Library
> Baltimore, MD
> On Wed, 9 Mar 2005, Sylvia McAphee wrote:
> > 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
> >
> >
> >