Re: Binding Incomplete volumes Duhon, Lucy C 11 Mar 2005 22:38 UTC


We try to avoid binding our volumes incomplete (temporarily
"thermabinding" them while we search for the needed issues), but we
often end up binding them incomplete after exhausting all measures to
obtain replacement issues.  In this case, we insert a leaf (ideally in a
color that stands out) in place of the missing issue(s), stating what's
lacking.  On the spine we include the word INCOMPLETE, beneath the
enumeration and chronology.  Our catalog holdings indicate which volumes
are incomplete (without going down to the issue level information).

(When we thermabind a volume, we place a label on the front stating
"Incomplete" and exactly what issues are missing.  We generally keep the
check-in information in the card for these issues for as long as we
search for replacements.)

I hope this helps.

Lucy Duhon
Serials Librarian
Carlson Library/Serials Dept.
University of Toledo
Toledo, OH  43606

(Mail Stop # 509)

(419) 530-2838
(419) 530-2726 [fax]

-----Original Message-----
From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum
[mailto:SERIALST@LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Sylvia McAphee
Sent: Wednesday, March 09, 2005 3:46 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