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Subject: Circulating collection repairs

Circulating collection repairs

From: Sara R. Williams <sw981>
Date: Thursday, February 7, 1991
I'd like to add a few thoughts to the discussion of the Morrow-Dyal
spine remounting operation.  We have used it here with pretty good
success, since it is easy to teach to student workers and can be done
quickly.  I think it works best on items less than an inch thick -- for
any book much thicker than one inch, the interior hinge is probably
going to be the next thing to go and the extra strength provided by
rebacking the volume will postpone the need for further repairs.

I usually start student workers at $4.50 per hour (which is $.25 more
per hour than Circulation pays beginning shelvers).  Those who keep
coming back (most of them do) get regular raises -- I don't want to lose
them to Burger King and McDonalds.

Let me also say that repairs of this kind are only used on books which,
under other circumstances, I could imagine sending to the commercial
bindery without flinching.  Anything with the slightest artifactual
value gets a protective enclosure.

Sara Williams
University Libraries, SUNY Albany
sw981 [at] albnyvms__bitnet

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