Today’s guest post is by Betty Lupinacci, supervisor in the Processing Section of the Law Library Collection Services Division.I can’t tell you how delighted I was to receive the object pictured above in the mail. The Collection Services Division has been trying to get hold of this elusive item, and it finally arrived! I was not alone in my joy – our contract staff were equally as happy to hear of its arrival.
How could a 3-inch piece of plastic stir up so much excitement?
Well, if you perform technical services in a law library that doesn’t have everything online, you will recognize this as the only practical means of updating Bloomberg/BNA’s Tax Management Portfolios (or any of their other portfolio titles).For a while now, our looseleaf filers have been using pencils, pens, paper clips, fingernails and, rumor has it, a homemade device fashioned out of cardboard that lasted only a short time, to file replacement pages into the portfolios.
But no longer.
We have what we need to keep our collection current and decrease the time it takes to get the volumes into patrons’ hands.
Now, where did I put that box of rubber fingertips?