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Binding Title Changes Birdie MacLennan 05 Mar 1993 19:28 UTC

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Date:         Fri, 5 Mar 1993 08:38:04 -0600
From:         Cynthia M. Coulter <COULTER@ISCSVAX.UNI.EDU>
Subject:      Re: Binding Title Changes

Here at the University of Northern Iowa, we stop binding with the old title and
begin a new volume with the new title.  Yes, we did have an occasional single
issue volume on the shelf, but that made it cleaner than mixing the titles and
trying to let patrons know via a note field (which they usually didn't read

Date:         Fri, 5 Mar 1993 09:52:56 EST
From:         Melissa Nasea <LINASEA@ECUVM1.BITNET>
Subject:      Binding Title Changes

At the East Carolina University Health Sciences Library we shelve our
journals by title.  We split volumes at the title change and bind each part.
Of course, we have missed a few title changes.  In those cases, and in the case
of a reel of microfilm that has two titles, we put a dummy book or box on the
shelf or in the drawer to show where the item is located.

Melissa M. Nasea
Serials Librarian
GREENVILLE, NC 27858-4354
(919) 551-2235

Date:         Fri, 5 Mar 1993 11:28:37 EDT
From:         Margaret Guccione <MGUCCION@STLAWU.BITNET>
Subject:      Re: Binding Title Changes

   The litmus test we try to apply here at St. Lawrence when various
decisions need to be made is:  how is this going to work for a student
or faculty person who hasn't a clue about the fine points of
bibliographic control (and doesn't care!).  It always seems to put things
into perspective.  So as a general policy, when a title changes in the
middle of a volume, we bind each title separately. Assuming, of course,
that the call number doesn't change.  This is because, if a student
successfully navigates the indexes, s/he is going to approach the
periodicals collection with a citation for the title which appears on
the cover of the needed issue. If that issue is bound in a volume with
another title on the spine, confusion results.

   We have unearthed some older volumes containing title changes bound
together; when these turn up, we add the missing title(s) to the spine
with a se-lin label.  It isn't pretty, but it makes more sense for the

   Naturally there are problem exceptions: one thin issue of a monthly is
published, example, and then the title changes.  In such a case, we'd
probably bind together, but have the bindery include both titles on the

Margaret Guccione
Serials/Reference Librarian
St. Lawrence University
Canton, New York 13617
bitnet: mguccion@stlawu

Date:         Fri, 5 Mar 1993 13:25:57 EST
From:         Cindy Runyon <LIBCGR@EMUVM1.BITNET>
Subject:      Re: Binding Title Changes

In reply to Kathi L. Jakubowski:

We go with your option 1, binding and then shelving by the actual title.

>1.  Split the volume where the title change occurs and bind each
>    title separately.

Date:         Fri, 5 Mar 1993 11:03:13 EST
From:         Kathy Woo <woo@ALM.ADMIN.USFCA.EDU>
Subject:      Binding Title Changes

When binding serials, we split the volume where the title change occurs.
This often results in a very thin bound volume.  If the title change occurs
with the last issue or two of the bindable volume, we will wait and bind
those one or two issues with the next bindable volume of the new title.
While this results in some complicated spine numbering, we feel it makes
the title much more accessible to patrons.  Also, it eliminates the need to
put cumbersome notes such as "v.4, no.4-5 bound with _______" in the online

      Kathy Woo
      Gleeson Library
      University of San Francisco

Date:         Fri, 5 Mar 1993 13:51:49 EST
From:         Ebba Jo Sexton <SEXTON@UKCC.UKY.EDU>
Subject:      Re: Binding Title Changes

At the University of Kentucky Law Library, we usually bind a volume as
such, with all its issues, whether it changes title near the beginning,
at the middle, or near the end.  We also tend to use the old title on
spine, and change to the new title with next full volume.  This can be
negotiated when necessary. We also include a "Bound with volume n" note
on the bibliographic records of both titles.

Ebba Jo Sexton
Technical Services librarian