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Subject: Paperback binding

Paperback binding

From: Barbara Szalkowski <72234.1472>
Date: Wednesday, June 16, 1993
We have recently created a Preservation Committee, and we are
reevaluating our paperback binding policy. Currently, we only bind
paperbacks which cost more than a set amount, unless a book is expected
to get a high use. We also are inconsistent about binding donation
paperbacks, since they don't cost us anything. We currently send our
paperbacks to our regular binder to be "plastic bound".

I made this request on Autocat, and a couple of members referred me to
this list as we are especially interested in evaluating paperback
binding from a preservation standpoint.

Are there other/better methods of binding paperbacks, or any wisdom on
what criteria should be used to decide what paperbacks to bind,
considering both cost and preservation concerns?

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Barbara Szalkowski
Catalog Librarian
South Texas College of Law
1303 San Jacinto
Houston, TX 77002-7000
Voice: (713)646-1724

                   Conservation DistList Instance 7:5
                  Distributed: Saturday, June 19, 1993
                        Message Id: cdl-7-5-013
Received on Wednesday, 16 June, 1993

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