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  • A variety of ¼ and ½ inch width prefabs in multiple heights is stocked and can be found in the Mezzanine closet. A list of the sizes can be found in the End-Processing Manual. If a desired size is not found, it can be requested through the head of the Accessioning & End-processing Section.
  • If needed, one can request additional inner wrapping to secure a loose item. (To be done on the routing slip.)
  • If desired, Velcro coins can be added to the open end of the prefabs to hold them down; these can be gotten obtained from head of the Accessioning & End-processing Section; optionally, a prefab can be tied. However, most of the time, a prefab is secure enough on its own.


CMI cases:

CMIs CMI cases are the second preferred choice for casing. CMIs are CMIs are custom-made heavy cardboard cases . It produced by Custom Manucturing Inc., hence the name. It is the cataloger's responsibility to recommend casing for a particular item, unless a curator has already done so. The recommendation should be clearly indicated on the routing slip. An AEON record should be made for anything destined to go in a CMI. The cataloger then puts the item in an envelope, writes "CMI", the date, and their initials on the envelope and takes the item down to the shelving truck just opposite the elevator on Sub for the stack staff to shelvedesignated area on the mezzanine. Candidates for CMIs include, but are not necessarily limited to the following:


Note: There was previously a third option of cloth cases, but this practice has been generally abandoned. If sturdier protection is needed, route the item to Conservation - Review with a note on the routing slip.