Specimen of a Binding Register:
Libraries keep a regular binding register or cards which carry all particulars of books sent for binding. This is required not only for maintaining a record of books that are bound but also for the accounts department to pay for the binding done. The register systems also satisfy the auditors. The columns in the table indicate the types of information that go into this register.
In the case of periodicals, recording assumes a greater role and format of recording also tries. It is necessary to maintain record, preferably on cards, arranged title wise.
It is essential that libraries prepare manuals of procedures so as to minimise errors and to facilitate the training of new employees. In addition to procedures, such manuals should provide information regarding bases of decisions for binding or not binding.
Recognition of the overall nature of the problems of binding would result in a systematic programme of book conservation.