I hope you heard the good news from Bernie at the August 11th Collections Early Bird that the Library is able to provide a one-time supplement of $150,000 to the binding budget for FY11/12. With the supplement, the Preservation Department will be able to bind nearly as many volumes this year as last (80- 85% of last year).
July’s report of use of allocations, unit by unit, as well as the additional allocations from the one-time supplement, is located at http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/Staff/CS/pdfs/binding_july2011new.pdf. The report will be updated each month by the Binding Preparation Division (BPD) so you can reconcile your counts agains BPD counts. If you have questions about your allocation, or BPD’s reports of its use, please call Tom Perry-Houts in BPD at 2.8140.
Thanks much for your essential work to help ensure the collections remain in serviceable condition and accessible to our users!
Due to staffing shortages, shelving units and Cataloging have sent fewer volumes than usual for binding thus far in FY 09/10. On a one-time basis, the surplus in funds allocated to binding arising from this situation has been redirected to preservation filming of backfiles of newspapers and bridging the current deficit in book and journal acquisition funds.