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,
State Library of 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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