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Bindery priorities/schedule Kathy Nystrom 24 Jan 2007 15:22 UTC

Hi, all:

Our binder (Heckman) prefers shipments in a steady stream, & pickups are
every 3 weeks.  We tend to bind when our serials system (III) notifies us
that enough issues have accumulated for a volume—altho we wait for another
issue to arrive, so that there is always a current issue or two on the
shelf.  However, we’ve received some comments about the lack of availability
of certain key journals during particular parts of a semester.  We’ve
considered batching binding during slow times—like summer and between
semesters—altho the binder probably wouldn’t like it too much, and having
loose issues around for an extended time increases the chances of missing
issues.  Another alternative is to somehow identify specific titles and
allow them to accumulate unbound until a slack period or until a particular
class isn’t being offered.  The only way we can think of to identify these
titles would be direct requests from faculty or subject liaisons.

Does anyone else out there have a better plan?  Any and all suggestions

Kathleen A. Nystrom, MLS
Head of Technical Services
Eden-Webster Library System
470 East Lockwood Avenue
St. Louis, MO  63119-3194
(314)963-6086 (fax)