The Abbey Newsletter

Volume 15, Number 3
May 1991

Editor's Page


On page 26 in the last issue, Janet Bridgland's name was mistakenly spelled with an extra e. This has been noted, and when that issue is reprinted in the future, it will be corrected.

In the same issue, p. 32, under selected contents for Restaurator, it should be M.S. Barger. This too has been noted.

The Focus Narrows

Although the subtitle of this Newsletter is "Bookbinding and Conservation," it never could cover every aspect of bookbinding, though it helped fill the vacuum in the days when Designer Bookbinders put out the only newsletter on the subject. Now there are so many excellent newsletters and journals on bookbinding and other book arts that the Abbey Newsletter will leave the field to them, except for aspects that clearly relate to conservation, preservation, the history and structure of the physical book, and so on.

A Thank-you to Supporters

The editor and trustees of Abbey Publications, Inc., want to express appreciation for support received from the people and organizations listed below. So far this year $1438 has been received.

All donations are considered as going to Abbey Publications (thus contributing to both the Abbey Newsletter and the Alkaline Paper Advocate). Donors are classified as Benefactors (1000+), Sponsors (500+), Patrons ($100+), and Contributors ($25+).

Donors: Cross Pointe Paper Corp. Patrons: Ralph F. Ocker, LBS/Archival Products, Heckman Bindery, Inc. and The New York Community Trust. Contributors: Jams Wellvang, Robert L. Feller, Richard Frieder and one an contributor.

Library Literature May Index Us

In 1983 I asked the H.W. Wilson Co. to include the Abbey Newsletter in Library Literature, to make its contents more accessible to the wider community. They considered it, and turned my request down, because it was not their policy to include newsletters.

Earlier this year Lynn Jones sent a lovely persuasive letter to H.W. Wilson, putting the case to them again. They wrote to this office, requesting sample issues, which were sent off a few weeks ago. The decision will be made over a year from now, when they look over all the newsletters they are considering indexing.

The Abbey Newsletter: Bookbinding and Conservation is issued eight times a year and has about 1200 subscribers. All subscriptions are for the calendar year. New subscribers automatically receive all issues published in the current year, unless they request otherwise. Checks may be made out in U.S. dollars or English pounds, payable to Abbey Publications; send to 320 E. Center St., Provo, TIT 84606 (801/3731598).

Full-time students and paid interns: $20
Individuals and uncomplicated orders from institutions 37
Other orders than institutions 45

Paid advertisements, except for job ads, are not accepted. Job announcements are billed at the rate of $50 for the heading and the first ten lines (60 characters per line), plus $2 per line thereafter. Any notice that is appropriate and newsworthy will be printed of there is room for it. Written contributions and bits of news are welcome. Claims for issues never received will be honored within a year of publication. Defective issues will be gladly replaced on request. A complete list of back issues is available.

The Abbey Newsletter is selectively indexed in Art & Archaeology- Technical Abstracts, the Institute of Paper Science & Technolo8y Abstract Bulletin, and Graphic Arts Literature Abstracts. All issues but v.1 lt2 are in print, and each volume has its own index. Interim indexes are available on request.

The Editor encourage readers to photocopy freely from the Newsletter; but the Editor's permission must be obtained before making more than 20 copies of any part.

Abbey Publications is a nonprofit tax t corporation (tax ID #87-0436104). Its other publication is Alkaline Paper Advocate.

Editor: Ellen McCrady Copyright 1991 Abbey Publications
ISSN: 0276-8291 Fax: 801/375-4423
Circulation Manager: Janice Miller

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