Petition to save the Bindery at VPL

Petition to the Vancouver Public Library Board Save the Bindery@VPL Whereas: the in-house Bindery of the Vancouver Public Library provides high quality, reliable and cost-effective conservation, protection and preservation of the library collection; and Whereas: a comprehensive in-house binding programme has environmental benefits since it reduces unnecessary transportation, while ensuring quality conservation of the collection; and Whereas: the revenue which the Bindery provides through provision of conservation services to other libraries throughout B.C. could be enhanced with a thorough business plan and marketing strategy: We, the undersigned residents of British Columbia and clients of the Vancouver Public Library urge the Vancouver Public Library Board to build on the success of the Bindery, ensure in-house binding services continue, abandon plans to contract-out binding services and instead develop a comprehensive business plan to increase revenue from provision of binding services to other library systems.


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    Travis Cooper, Australia

    8 years ago
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    David Sheldon, Canada

    8 years ago Comments: Given that VPL has one of the largest print collections in Canada and is ostensibly the "resource" library for public libraries in the province, it seems reasonable that the maintenance of this public resource warrants an in-house bindery in the interests of quality (premised on rapid, in-house communications) and speed of delivery. I hope the board of VPL will take a 'go-slow' approach to this issue before it makes any irreversible decisions.
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    Arash Masoumi, Canada

    8 years ago Comments: I think it is important to consider saving the heritage services of this institution perhaps more seriously. VPL's bindery is not only a service, it is a symbol of years of dedication to the public and a tie to the institution's past. Please help carry it forward through the present and for our children into the future.
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