|Cataloging Practices Manual||[CPM-812]|
Most newly processed paperback monographs (including those processed for Offsite, Butler Reading Rooms or coming out of Precat for cataloging, as well as multi-volume sets) will NOT be bound on initial cataloging. However, these materials will continue to have the location and call number on t.p. verso, will be stamped, tattle-taped and will have a spine label. Materials left unbound will be bound after their first circulation or, for non-circulating collections, when their condition warrants. Materials for offsite will not be routinely labeled, but will continue to be stamped and tattle-taped.
This document refers to monographs only, other formats will be handled according to existing procedures.
Follow the categories below to determine whether binding is needed. Once the decision is made to bind, a rider with the large letter "B" should be inserted into the book, and it should be charged to BIND status patron. If the decision is not to bind, no special rider is needed, and the book should be charged to LABL status patron.
Note: Serials without standing orders are bound and require the B rider.
If the item...
Once decision whether to bind or not bind is made, follow "Barcoding Monographs" chart.
When in doubt whether the physical condition of a paperback monograph requires binding rather then labeling, staff should choose binding.
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