Circulating collection: 275,000 volumes (monographs and periodicals)
Franciscan Institute Collection: 10,000 volumes (monographs and periodicals)
Rare Book Collections: 10,000 volumes
|1942 - 1980||Book bindery established to bind serial titles.|
|1980 - 1985||Bindery evolves into a Preservation Department|
|1985 - 1992||Full service Preservation Department|
The Preservation Department answers directly to the Director of the Library. Department responsibilities extend to all library collections and include operation of the in-house bindery, commercial binding, commercial microfilming, in-house reformatting and staff preservation education.
Work flow for in-house repair and rebinding is generated by the circulation department and technical services. the circulation department traps damaged books as they are checked out or returned and routes them to the bindery. Technical services forwards all new paperbacks to the bindery for re-binding in addition to trapping damaged books and earlier paperbacks that come through the department as part of a reconversion project. Treatment decisions are made in the Preservation Department.
Approximately 4,000 items/year (50% paperback rebinding, 25% hardback recasing, 25% other)
This paper is one of the institutional profiles offered by participants in the Library Collections Conservation Discussion Group at the the Book and Paper specialty group session, AIC 20th Annual Meeting, June 2-7, 1992, Buffalo, NY.
Papers for the specialty group session are selected by committee, based on abstracts and there has been no further peer review. Papers are received by the compiler in the Fall following the meeting and the author is welcome to make revisions, minor or major.