Re: To trim or not to trim Judy Cerqua-SLO 04 Jun 1999 15:07 UTC


The State Library of Ohio uses the following criteria for
trim instructions to the binder:

        Serials with gutters of 1" or more - trim
        Serials with gutters under 1" - do not trim

All monographs sent to the binder as "Do not trim", for
preservation purposes.  HTH,

Judy Cerqua
Head, Acquisitions/Processing
State Library of Ohio
Columbus, Ohio

On Thu, 3 Jun 1999, Linda Hulbert wrote:

> We have recently switched to a new binder.  They report that many of
> their customers have come to prefer their journals untrimmed due to the
> risk to the material of overtrimming or for "preservation issues."
> While a prefer a neatly trimmed journal visually, I am willing to
> consider a "no trim" decision if that's becoming the standard.
> Could I hear from Libraries who have made the decision one way or the
> other and why?
> Thanks. lh
> --
> Linda Hulbert,
>   Technical and Access Services Librarian
> Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
> Lovejoy Library
> Box 1063
> Edwardsville, Illinois 62026-1063
> 618 650-2779
> fax 618 650-3732
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