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Subject: Pamphlet binding style

Pamphlet binding style

From: Hilary A. Kaplan <libhk<-a>
Date: Thursday, January 14, 1988
Hi again.  After the message I sent to you yesterday, I remembered that
I wanted to ask you if you would survey the e-mail conservation
directory for a solution to a housing problem we have in the law
library.  Unfortunately I am a little rusty in sending e-mail, and I
left the "K" out of your address so the whole thing was returned to me.
So, I will try again.

The law library receives newsletter similar in format to the AIC
newsletter, that is, pamphlet style (no single sheets), all single
gatherings which arrive at various intervals throughout the year.  Up
until now these volumes have been wire bound. Holes are drilled through
the entire group of newsletters (sometimes up to 3 inches thick) and
wire is threaded through pamphlet style boards.  To cover the wire, book
tape has been used. I object to this type of binding because the volumes
do not open acceptably and I would like to discourage the use of book
tape because its adhesive inevitably releases from the carrier and the
typical problems ensue.  The wires also often cut through the book tape.
Because these materials are regarded as "cheap" the law library is
reluctant to spend the money to have them commercially bound and has
therefore asked your truly to devise some cheap, in-house solution to
replace wire binding. The situation is further complicated because some
of these items will be discarded after a brief period of time, but some
are held for a longer duration. Items that are to be short-lived that
come in looseleaf binders are also wire bound because the looseleaf
format enables a patron to permanently remove pages.  A looseleaf format
is therefore not an option even for shot-lived items. I would be
grateful if anyone has any ideas about handling these materials
in-house, though I realize that sending them out may in the long run be
more cost-effective.

Many thanks.

                   Conservation DistList Instance 1:1
                   Distributed: Tuesday, May 17, 1988
                        Message Id: cdl-1-1-004
Received on Thursday, 14 January, 1988

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