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Wacky Binding Scheme (Daniel Burgard) Stephen Clark 06 Jan 1999 22:09 UTC

And now for a lighter side to serials...
Stephen Clark, Co-Moderator

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Date: Wed, 6 Jan 1999 15:49:55 -0600
From: Daniel Burgard <dburgard@UX1.CSO.UIUC.EDU>
Subject: Wacky Binding Scheme

Here is a humorous (and true) binding story to start off the new year.

Ok, has anyone ever heard of binding even numbered issues of a journal
volume in one piece and the odd numbered issues in a separate physical
piece?  We  just discovered four volumes bound this way in a small
psychology library/reading room I run here at the University of Illinois.
>>From 1964 to 1968, our issues of Psychonomic Science are bound in this odd
fashion.  Issues 1, 3, 5 ... are in one piece and issues 2, 4, 6 ... are in
another.  Four years in a row were done like that!  It is very avant-garde
but not too user friendly.

I am assuming this is some type of hazy, possibly drug-induced binding
scheme which might have been popular in the mid to late 1960's.  Since I
was not very old at that time, I was wondering if some of my more
experienced colleagues could shed some light on the thinking behind this
odd and even binding scheme.

I can tell this is going to be a good year.  Perhaps we should stop shelf
reading and checking our holding so that we don't discover interesting
items such as this.

Daniel Burgard
Psychology Subject Specialist
100 Main Library
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1408 West Gregory Dr., Urbana, IL  61801
217-244-1866 (phone)
217-333-2214 (fax)