The Abbey Newsletter

Volume 11, Number 4
Jun 1987

Editor's Page


In the January issue of this Newsletter, the prices of the ARL Preservation Planning Program Manual and the accompanying Resource Notebook were incorrectly quoted as $10 and $20; actually, they are $15 and $35.

On page 10 of the same issue, the telephone number of Filmlife Inc. was one digit off: it should have been (201) 440-8500. (This is the firm that restores "tired, poor scratched buckled torn masses of oil stained deteriorated film,...the wretched refuse of your film library.")

1988 Subscriptions

The subscription price for the Abbey Newsletter has gone up every year but one since 1979, when the policy of free distribution was abandoned. Subscribers will get another breather this year: the prices will remain the same for 1988.

Subject Compilations Available

In response to requests for information on certain topics, the Editor has adopted the practice of assembling clippings from the Newsletter on these topics, and taping them on sheets for photocopying. These cut-and-paste jobs have grown more numerous over the years, and now number about eight. They have also become somewhat neater, though they will always have a homely and utilitarian look about them. They might be just the thing for nonsubscribers, or for subscribers who cannot afford to buy all back issues, but who want to catch up on recent developments in certain fields. All Newsletter departments but People, Positions Open and Coning Events are clipped.

Since they take time to put together (each full compilation requiring review of over 1500 pages of the Newsletter), a price of $5.00 has been set on them. Broader topics are compiled at more frequent intervals because there is more material and the demand for then builds up more frequently. All compilations but the one on technical developments are brought up to date for each request, so the number of pages varies. Some of the compilations available, and the periods they cover, are:

Technical Developments - Jan. -June and July-Dec., 1985
and 1986; and six-month intervals thereafter
Disasters - The last 10 years
Permanent Paper - The last 10 years
Education - The last five years

The Abbey Newsletter: Bookbinding and Conservation is issued six or more tines a year and has about 1050 subscribers. New subscribers automatically receive all issues published in the current year, unless they request otherwise. All subscriptions expire on the last day of the year. To initiate or renew a subscription, send name, address, and a check for $35 (students $20), or the equivalent in £ Sterling to Abbey Newsletter, 320 E. Center, Provo, UT 84601 (801/373-1598).

No paid advertisements are accepted, but any notice that is appropriate and has news value will be printed if there is room for it. Written contributions and bits of news are welcome. Claims for issues never received, or received in damaged condition, will be honored within a year of publication.

The Abbey Newsletter is selectively indexed in Art & Archaeology Technical Abstracts, the Institute of Paper Chemistry Abstract Bulletin and Graphic Arts Literature Abstracts (RIT). It is not indexed in the usual periodical indexes because it is a newsletter. All issues but v.1 #2 are in print.

The Editor encourages readers to copy and pass around any article from the Newsletter, even entire issues; but before copying any part on a scale that amounts to republication, they must obtain permission from both author and Editor.

Editor: Ellen McCrady Publisher: Abbey Publications
Copyright 1987 Abbey Publications  

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