Re: Binding incomplete (Angela Piercy) ERCELAA@ctrvax.Vanderbilt.Edu 28 May 1999 15:16 UTC

Date: Fri, 28 May 1999 08:20:51 -0500
From: "Piercy, Angela F" <afp048t@MAIL.SMSU.EDU>
Subject: Re: Binding incomplete

In response to Sherry, we have occasionally had to rebind a volume because
the missing issue showed up later, but about half the time, the bindery is
unable to do the rebind due to margins.  If the missing issue goes at the
beginning or end of the bound volume, it is much easier for our bindery to
rebind.  I suppose, if the issues have a lot of margin and/or the missing
issue is from the beginning or end, there is less risk in binding
incomplete.  Labor and binding costs is minimal (in our case) compared to
the inconvenience of having unbound issues disappearing from the shelf.  By
the way, we keep volumes that go with the incompletes that we are ordering
in our department in Acquisitions.  If a patron is looking for a title,
reference usually checks with us to see if we have it here.  We then allow
that patron access to those issues we are holding.

Angie Piercy
Library Associate - Acquisitions
Southwest Missouri State University

Date: Thu, 27 May 1999 15:37:57 -0400
From: Sherry Petry <spetry@CE1.AF.PUBLIC.LIB.GA.US>
Subject: Re: Binding incomplete (Jana Comerford)

I would be interested in whether the rest of you think it would be much
more professional to bind incompletely right away, then rebind again when
missing issues are located, thus incurring double labor and binding costs.
I feel like I am constantly between a rock and a hard place on this

Sherry Petry                  
Periodicals Department                  404-730-1917
Atlanta-Fulton Public Library
1 Margaret Mitchell Sq.
Atlanta, GA  30303

                Opinions expressed are my own and do
                not represent the Atlanta-Fulton
                Public Library


Date: Thu, 27 May 1999 10:59:25 -0500
From: Jana Comerford <jcomerford@MAIL.WTAMU.EDU>
Subject: Binding incomplete

Hi, I need some advice. Approximately how long do y'all
wait before binding incomplete? Thanks in advance. Jana, WTAMU