Choice of Bindery: Factors to be Considered
Outside binders are normally selected through competitive bidding or through free selection. Whatever the case, the librarians should provide specific data to the binder regarding the size and condition of the volumes to be bound and also the expected workmanship and quality of materials. While choosing a binder the library should take into consideration the binder's reputation for good workmanship, accessibility, the price schedule and so on. The bindery should assume financial responsibilities for the material in its care. Other responsibilities of the bindery, are to keep enough cloth and buckrams that the library has chosen to supply sample of cover materials for selection, send notifications of pick up schedules and supply boxes for convenient packing. Billing procedure should be acceptable to the library, confirming to the requirements of its accounting department.