We provide this service to our students, too. We have them fill out a
form. We charge them $11 for spine stamping with the title only, $18 for
the title on spine, plus front stamping. (This is just enough to cover
our costs.) Their only choice is black with white stamping. They go out
with the rest of the monthly journals for binding and they come back the
next month. We use Houchen from Utica, NE, and have not had many
problems. No, I don't like doing it, but my boss is big on customer
service, works in the graduate departments more and thinks it is a great
service for us to offer, so yes, now we have it included on the library
website, though we had enough business just by word of mouth, IMHO. Our
bindery requires the slips that come in to be typed, so you need someone
to type them.
It is really not that much of a big deal, once you incorporate it in
your regular workflow.
Milwaukee School of Engineering
Walter Schroeder Library
1025 N. Broadway
From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum
[mailto:SERIALST@list.uvm.edu] On Behalf Of Loretta Hartsell
Sent: Tuesday, September 09, 2008 2:51 PM
Subject: [SERIALST] binding
Our library does the thesis binding along with the binding journals.
is posing as a problem for us to provide this service to Graduate
because of the time and labor I have to provide in taking care that the
thesis is processed correctly. What are your thoughts on this and do
have url links to binding policies at your universities?
Loretta J Hartsell
University of Texas of the Permain Basin
4901 E University
Odessa, TX 79762