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Subject: Flush binding

Flush binding

From: Joan ten Hoor <76636.3506>
Date: Wednesday, April 24, 1991
I also was pleased to see not only Pete Jermann's but also Richard
Frieder's comments on elimination of the bottom square, or binding
"flush tail".  When I first learned about flush tail, I immediately
liked and accepted the concept, because it seemed to me to be eminently
practical, sensible, and correct.  The historical perspective reinforces
that. I was surprised then when, in expressing my enthusiasm for flush
tail, I found not only that there is little interest, but also that this
is a somewhat controversial issue!  This continues to puzzle me, and I
would be very interested to hear all the rationale against binding
flush. At the Newberry, all volumes currently sent for commercial
binding are bound flush.  Our in-house Bindery is also doing a test
batch to determine how our routines would change for processing volumes
bound flush.

--Joan ten Hoor, Preservation Librarian, Newberry Library

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