The Abbey Newsletter

Volume 15, Number 3
May 1991

Calls for Papers

Proposals for contributions to vol. 2 of Advances in Preservation and Access, a new annual published by the Meckler Corporation, are invited by co-editors Barbra Buckner Higginbotham (Brooklyn College) and Mary E. Jackson (University of Pennsylvania). Individuals are asked to submit one-page abstracts for papers on current topics on library preservation, conservation, and related access issues, including education, cooperation, standards, management, and technique. The abstract should contain the name, address, telephone (voice and fax) of the potential contributor; brief biographical data; and a 250-word abstract. Deadline for receipt: July 1. Papers (2,500 - 3,000 words in length) will be due Jan. 1, 1992. Mail proposals to Mary E. Jackson, Go-Editor, Advances in Preservation and Access, 431 E. Allens Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19119-1104 (215/8987558; fax 215/898-1471).

The first volume has not appeared yet.

The International Conference on Biodeterioration of Cultural Property (ICBCP) was held at Lucknow, India, in 1989. This was the first meeting on biodeterioration of cultural property and its control in the world. At that meeting, 53 regular papers were presented by participants from 11 countries. The second conference in this series, ICBCP-2, will be held at Yokohama, Japan, in October, 1992. The committee is now soliciting papers covering topics closely related to biodeterioration of cultural property and its control: the actual conditions, causes and mechanism, relevant environments, control methods and restoration techniques, with special emphasis on input from tropical and subtropical countries and on wooden and paper materials.

All presentations must be in English; simultaneous translation will be provided between Japanese and English. To receive the complete Call for Papers and Posters and all subsequent announcements, write Secretariat of ICBCP-2; c/o International Communications, Inc; Kasho Bldg., 2-14-9, Nihonbashi, Chuoku; Tokyo, 103 JAPAN.

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