Serials Binding

A Simple and Complete Guidebook to Processes

By Irma Nicola

© 2009 – Routledge

84 pages | 28 B/W Illus.

Purchasing Options:
Hardback: 9780789025043
pub: 2009-12-17
US Dollars$140.00

About the Book

Serials Binding: A Simple and Complete Guidebook to Processes presents all the step-by-step information needed to begin a journal binding project. This essential handbook provides novice faculty and staff beginning bindery programs at any school or library with a useful history of binding, work flow information, and vendor information. Practical and concise, this guide explains the entire process in easy-to-understand terms, including comprehensive strategies for each critical stage—including analyzing and obtaining funding, the selection of appropriate serials for binding, and the manual binding procedure, including a photo essay of the automated binding process. Serials Binding: A Simple and Complete Guidebook to Processes is an essential resource for all faculty and staff interested in starting a bindery program at their school or library.

Table of Contents

1. History 2. Collection Development 3. Manual Processing 4. Automated Processing 5. Vendors 6. Preservation 7. Budget Development 8. Statistics and Inventory 9. Disaster Planning and Preparedness 10. Workflow: Concepts to Completion References Index

About the Author

Irma H. Nicola has been Serials Coordinator at Azusa Pacific University for over 8 years. After recieving her B.A. in the Liberal Arts from the University of Hawai'i at Hilo she went on to an appointment doing bindery work at University of California-Irvine, Center for Occupational and Environmental Health. She continues doing bindery work to this day as a component of her gratifying employment as Serials Coordinator at Azusa Pacific University and has processed over 13,000 volumes. She belongs to the Association of Christian Librarians and enjoys their support in furthering her career and exploring her faith.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / Library Skills
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Library & Information Science / General