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Subject: PARS Library Binding Discussion Group

PARS Library Binding Discussion Group

From: Barbara Sagraves <Barbara.Sagraves>
Date: Wednesday, June 21, 2000
ALA/ALCTS/PARS/Library Binding Discussion Group
Marriott Downtown: Ohio/Northwestern
Sunday, July 9
2-4 pm

1.  Announcements

2.  Updates:

    Library Binding Institute and "New Library Scene": Jim Larsen,
    president of the Library Binding Institute and owner of
    Bridgeport National Bindery Company will report on developments
    with the library binder's trade organization and publication.

    LARS binding software:  The rumors of it's demise are false.

3.  Discussion topic: Deferred Binding

    What factors determine the decision to bind softcover
    monographs?  Are they based on hard data, tradition, or
    intuition?  What research has been done to support deferred
    binding and how have academic libraries modified their binding
    programs in light of the evidence?

    Andrew Hart, Preservation Librarian at the University of North
    Carolina, Chapel Hill, will summarize research he has done on
    this topic and what UNC has done to revise their binding policy.
    Brian Baird, Preservation Librarian from the University of
    Kansas will be on hand to discuss findings of a KU collection
    survey and its implications for acquisitions and commercial

Barb Sagraves, chair
Preservation Services Librarian
Baker Library
Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH  03755

                  Conservation DistList Instance 14:2
                  Distributed: Thursday, June 29, 2000
                        Message Id: cdl-14-2-013
Received on Wednesday, 21 June, 2000

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