The Abbey Newsletter

Volume 18, Number 2
Jun 1994

Editor's Page

A Thank-You to Supporters

The editor and trustees of Abbey Publications, Inc., a nonprofit corporation, want to express our appreciation for support received from the people and organizations listed below.

All donations are considered to be intended for Abbey Publications (thus contributing to the Abbey Newsletter, the Alkaline Paper Advocate and other publications and products of this office). In the last 12 months, a total of $9219 has been received from those listed below as well as from those who gave smaller amounts.

A Trustees' Fund has been set up to receive donations from Abbey Publications' trustees. As of June 19, it had $1350 in it. This brings the total of donations for the last 12 months to $10,569.

Donors are listed below as Benefactors ($1000+), Sponsors ($500+), Patrons ($100+), and Contributors ($25+).

Barbara Lubin Goldsmith Foundation
Cross Pointe Paper Corp., Miami Mill
New York Public Library
Bridgeport National Bindery
Gaylord Bros.
Guild of FACTS
Acme Bookbinding
Joan T. Batchelor
John Boral
Sally Buchanan
Greg Campbell
Pam Darling
Paula DeStefano
Betsy Palmer Eldridge
Information Conservation Inc.
National Institute for Conservation
New York Community Trust - James Talcott Fund
Ocker & Trapp Library Bindery
Marc Reeves
Restoration Source
Elaine R. Schlefer
Nancy Carlson Schrock
Marshall Swartzburg
William Minter Bookbinding
One anonymous patron
Francis Archer
Nelly Balloffet
Tim Barrett
The Bookbinders Company
Connie Brooks
Margaret Child
Michèle Cloonan
Lisa Cziffra
Ursula Dreibholz
Jeanne Drewes
Maria Fredericks
Jean Froissard
Mary Todd Glaser
Harlan Greene
Pat Grey
Fred A. Jordan
Hilary Kaplan
Erich Kesse
Jeanne Lewisohn
Gerald Lundeen
Marlene Matalon
Holly Maxson
Jan Merrill-Oldham
Jan Michaels
Terry O. Norris
Sandra Nyberg
Brian E. O'Connell
Shaun Padgett
Diane Paldan, in memory of Myra Jo Moon
Bonnie Parr
Hilda Robbins
Ruth-Ann Rohman
Ingrid Rose
Isamu Sakamoto
Eric C. Shoaf
Martha M. Smith
James G. Stephens
Susan Swartzburg
Taylor Made Company
Joan ten Hoor
Mary Ann Tyrrell
Duane Watson
Marcia Watt
Wei T'o Associates
James K. Wellvang
Larry Wood
John C. Wright
One anonymous contributor


On the back page of the last issue, in the Literature section, there was a brief description of a booklet entitled Library of Congress Specifications for Mat/Mounting Board, which had a few things wrong. Well, the description had a few things wrong too. The specifications described apply to cream-colored board, not to colored board, for instance. Here is how it should have read, with the corrected parts in italics:

Library of Congress Specifications for Mat/Mounting Board is a little eight-page booklet, printed in blue, grey and black on heavy paper and distributed free by Nielsen & Bainbridge. It is up to date, and these specifications are indeed used at the Library of Congress, but N&B forgot to tell their readers a few important things: 1) The specs are revised yearly, 2) they apply only to cream board (not colored) that LC buys for a specific use, and 3) Nielsen & Bainbridge reported that LC required adhesives used in the board to be alkaline, but LC does not specify a pH for adhesives. Nevertheless, the world is hungry for information about LC specs, especially about archival board, since there are no standards that cover them. On balance, the booklet will probably have a good effect.

The "Glossary of Terminology" provided by N&B, however, is so inaccurate that it would have been better to omit it. They got the name of ASTM wrong, defined a standard as a testing procedure, and said that sizing was a substance added to paper that fills in spaces between fibers. (3A9.8)

The Abbey Newsletter: Bookbinding and Conservation is issued eight times a year and has about 1250 subscribers. All subscriptions are for the calendar year. New subscribers automatically receive all issues published in the current year, unless they request otherwise, until October 1; after that, it is assumed that the subscription is for the following year. Checks or international money orders may be made out in U.S. dollars or English pounds, payable to Abbey Publications; send to 7105 Geneva Dr., Austin, TX 78723, USA. International payments can be made by VISA or Mastercard.

    Full-time students & unpaid interns   $20
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Paid advertisements, except for job ads, are not accepted. Job advertisements are billed at the rate of $50 for the heading and the first ten lines (55-60 characters per line), plus $2 per line thereafter. Any notice that is appropriate and newsworthy will be printed if there is room for it. Claims for issues never received will be honored within a year of publication. Defective issues will be gladly replaced on request.

The Abbey Newsletter is selectively indexed in Art & Archaeology Technical Abstracts and the Institute of Paper Science & Technology Abstract Bulletin. All issues but v.1 #2 are in print, and each volume has its own index.

The Editor encourages readers to photocopy freely from the Newsletter; but the Editor's permission must be obtained before making more than 20 copies of lengthy or signed articles. This allows any necessary corrections or updates to be made before duplication.

Abbey Publications is a nonprofit corporation set up to encourage preservation of the written record, including the use of lasting materials in the creation of records. Its other publication is the Alkaline Paper Advocate. It is the policy of Abbey Publications to use permanent paper for both newsletters. In recent years, the paper has been Weyerhaeuser Cougar Opaque, which meets the ANSI standard (Z39.48-1992).

Editor: Ellen McCrady
©1994 Abbey Publications, Inc.
Circulation Manager: Bette Abeel
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