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Susan Macicak,
Collection Development Officer

Merry Burlingham,
Chief Bibliographer

Carolyn Cunningham,
Collection Administration Librarian

Mary Rader,
Global Studies Coordinator

Dale Correa,
Middle Eastern Studies Librarian

Bonnie Brown Real,
Collection and Consortia Assessment Coordinator

Lexie Thompson Young,
UT System Licensing Coordinator

Emilie Algenio,
Consortia Resources Coordinator

Lisa Aguilar,
Library Specialist

Attachment 2: Physical Condition of Gifts Guidelines

The selection criteria for purchased acquisitions apply equally to gifts and are stated in the Collection Development Policy, the Duplication Policy (#8) and other policy statements. There is no obligation to add all gifts accepted.

The following physical condition criteria are also to be applied when selecting gifts. In general, do not add:

The Preservation Department is able to offer the following services for gift materials in need of binding or minor repair.

Given that the paperback in question is in good condition and funds are available for commercial binding, the primary issue is the need for sufficient inner margin should a bibliographer determine that an item requires commercial binding. If the inner margin is insufficient (less than 3/8"), then the bibliographer will need to identify funds to purchase a new copy or, if a new copy is unavailable (out of print) or unacceptable (in poor condition), have the gift reformatted.

The following are common types of damage that are not cost-effective to repair for gift materials. The Preservation Department reviews all gift items referred for binding or repair. Items in the following categories will be referred back to the bibliographer with preservation recommendations.

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