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The standards committee voted YES on New Work Item, Revise ANSI/NISO/LBC Z39.78-2000 (R2018) Library Binding standard to adjust minimum specifications for cover materials that are suitable for library collections and reliably available for purchase.

Should the work item to revise ANSI/NISO/LBC Z39.78-2000 (R2018) be approved?


This ballot is to approve a proposed new work item to revise ANSI/NISO/LBC Z39.78-2000 (R2018), Library Binding.

Rationale: A material specified in the standard is no longer available. Libraries and binders subject to the standard in their contracts are ceasing operations. Work item sponsors believe another material (indicated in previous versions of the standard) may be used with no loss of quality