My experience is in a small academic library. Having said that, I have
found that our bindery company can do most of the binding needs for much
less than we can do them in-house. There is a lot of equipment and
training needed to do in-house work. I do a little bit of work, but most
of our books/periodicals are sent out. When you are weighing the costs
of both options, remember to include staff hours as part of the expense.
That will add up quickly.
Let me know if I can offer MORE opinions or help in any way
From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum
[mailto:SERIALST@LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Jeff Flynn
Sent: Thursday, June 23, 2005 9:54 AM
Subject: [SERIALST] In-house binding
Does anyone have experience with in-house binding? We are thinking
binding some of our miscellaneous materials in the library instead of
sending them out to our commercial bindery. Any info on equipment,
labor, savings...would be appreciated.
Jeff Flynn Tel: (617) 305-1603
Serials/Bibliographic Control Librarian Fax: (617) 723-3164
Suffolk University Law Library Email: email@example.com
120 Tremont St.
Boston, MA 02108