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Preservation Department – Binding Preparation

Binding Unit

The Binding Unit processes materials to and from commercial binding. Departmental libraries are responsible for collecting and collating serials in their collections then sending these to the Binding Unit for commercial binding. Preservation Department (Binding Unit) staff are responsible for all serials maintenance tasks in Main. This includes delivering newly received issues to Current Periodicals, collecting issues when they accumulate in bindable numbers and the bibliographic updating of item records in the Libraries’ online database when issues are bound.

The current staff of the Binding Unit are Debbie Miller, Binding-Marking Supervisor and Ben Bessman, Binding Assistant .

Library Binding RFP 2011 (in pdf format)