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Re: Evaluating bindery software (Nancy Hanks) Marcia Tuttle 06 Aug 1999 14:44 UTC

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Date: Fri, 6 Aug 1999 08:58:07 -0500
From: Nancy Hanks <nancy.hanks@SRU.EDU>
Subject: Re: Evaluating bindery software (Sarah D. Dusa)

We use a binding program supplied by our bindery.  It is not linked to our
automated system.  From using it, a couple of factors to examine would be:
ease of return to a serial record when binding multiple volumes at a time
(can you press one key to return to the previously used record or do you
have to research which is a great time waster?) and can you easily repeat
monographic info when doing multiple volumes or copies of  a monograph?
Can you input your call number for them to put on the volume - and double
check the format!  Are you printing a slip for them (we both print a slip
and send a disk) - on plain paper or using a tractor feed form (plain paper
is much easier!)?  Can you print a sorted list of your entire binding
shipment - subdivided by serials and monographs?  This is very helpful to
check that you received every thing back from the bindery.  Hope this is
helpful.  Nancy

At 01:04 PM 8/2/99 -0400, you wrote:
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>Date: Mon, 2 Aug 1999 10:30:39 -0500
>From: "Sarah D. Tusa" <>
>Subject: Evaluating bindery software
>Greetings.  We have loaded a proprietary bindery automation software
>program and now I have the charge of evaluating it.  Has anyone
>conducted this kind of evaluation in the past, or have ideas how to
>measure such criteria as efficiency, ease of use, potential for human
>error, etc.?  Any and all suggestions or references to instruments used
>will be gratefully considered.
>Please reply directly to:
>Sarah Tusa, Serials Acquisitions Librarian,
>Lamar University
>phone: 409 880-8125                        fax:  409 880-8125
Nancy S. Hanks        
Serials Librarian                       Phone:(724) 738-2658
Bailey Library                  Fax:  (724) 738-2661
Slippery Rock University
Slippery Rock, PA 16057