StaffGuide: Preservation

Preservation information and resources

Commercial Binding Schedule

Note: Due to the impact of COVID-19, shipments to and from the bindery may not occur according to the below schedule. Contact us with any questions.

The HF Group in North Manchester, Indiana, is the commercial binder used by the Libraries. The 2021 binding shipment schedule is as follows:

  • August 9
  • September 6
  • October 4
  • November 1
  • November 29

Departmental Drop-offs

The Preservation Unit serves as a drop-off point for university departments sending theses and dissertations for commercial binding. 

Materials may be dropped off in MULN 216, and must be dropped off the week before the scheduled pick up week. Items must be in boxes, with tickets for each item, with a completed shipment record form attached. Preservation will notify the designated departmental contact when materials are returned from the bindery. It is the responsibility of departments to pick up their items as soon as possible.

Contact Lindsey Williams ( / 479.575.5512) with questions about binding procedures.

Branch Libraries

Preservation coordinates the commercial binding of periodicals from campus branch libraries and Special Collections.

The frequency and time of year of binding for each branch:

Fine Arts - annually at end of spring semester

Physics - annually in January

Chemistry/Math - as needed

Special Collections - annually in November