The Abbey Newsletter

Volume 21, Number 5

Editor's Page

A Thank-You to Supporters

Starting in January 1998, we are recording donations in a simpler and more efficient way. Instead of publishing the names of people who gave during the previous 12 months, we will record names of donors who gave during the current year.

This means that someone who gives toward the end of the year will only get their name listed once or twice, instead of eight times, but I think it will be more in line with the usual practice of listing donors.

Because our bookkeeper and business manager has been in poor health this past fall, and is busy now with year-end work, donations for January 1998 have not been processed and can not be printed yet. However, we can say that donations for the last six months of 1997 totaled $2215. Donors of that period are listed below as Patrons ($100+), or Contributors ($25+).


Joan T. Batchelor
Margaret S. Child
Custom Manufacturing, Inc.
Harlan Greene
Information Conservation Inc.
Metal Edge, Inc.
Tawny Ryan Nelb
Elaine R. Schlefer
Nancy Carlson Schrock
Richard D. Smith
Duane A. Watson


Nelly Balloffet
Bookmakers International Ltd.
Connie Brooks
Mary Jo Davis
Betsy Palmer Eldridge
Mary Todd Glaser
David B. Gracy III
Maria Grandinette
Fred A. Jordan
Murray Lebwohl
Susan Lee-Bechtold
Jeanne Lewisohn
Sandra Nyberg
Bonnie E. Parr
Martha M. Smith
Elizabeth Wendelin
John Wright

What we sell:

1. Current and back issues of the Abbey Newsletter and the Alkaline Paper Advocate. The APA will cease publication after the last two issues of 1997 come out (belatedly, in mid-1998).

Abbey pH Pens®, for identifying acid-free paper. These are $5.60 per pen for 1-6 pens; less per pen for 7+ pens.

North American Permanent Papers, 1995, and (soon) 1998.

Abbey Online








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Updated 1/98

These are the back issues of the Abbey Newsletter and the Alkaline Paper Advocate on our Web page in CoOL ( The list of "Useful Addresses" for 1997 is there too.

An issue is judged to be "complete" when the longer features of each issue (e.g., articles) have been added.

Authors Please Take Note

Authors of articles and other contributions accepted for publication in the Abbey Newsletter will be assumed (unless they notify the editor otherwise) to be granting permission to publish their work in both print and electronic form, and to archive it and make it retrievable electronically. Authors retain copyright, however, and may republish their work in any way they wish.

Similarly with previous publishers of material who have given permission for their copyrighted material to be published in the Abbey Newsletter: The permission will be assumed to cover the electronic as well as the printed form.

This policy has been adopted for two reasons: 1) It helps the cause of preservation of library and archive materials, and 2) The recent "Tasini" decision endorses our policy by implication, since existing copyright law considers electronic reprints to be merely extra copies of the original publication, in another format.

The Abbey Newsletter: Preservation of Library & Archival Materials is issued eight times a year and has about 1040 subscribers. All subscriptions are for the calendar year. Checks or international money orders may be made out in U.S. dollars, payable to Abbey Publications; send to 7105 Geneva Dr., Austin, TX 78723, USA. Foreign checks must have the name of a U.S. bank printed on the front. International payments can be made by VISA or MasterCard.

Personal subscriptions are $45; institutional subscriptions are $55, and subscriptions for full-time students and unpaid interns $20. Overseas air mail is $15/year.

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 (50-55 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.

The Abbey Newsletter is selectively indexed in Art & Archaeology Technical Abstracts, and the Institute of Paper Science & Technology Abstract Bulletin. All issues are in print, and each volume has its own index. It is the policy of Abbey Publications to use permanent paper for both newsletters.

The Editor encourages readers to photocopy freely from the Newsletter; but the Editor's permission must be obtained before making more than 20 copies at a time of lengthy or signed articles. This lets us make any necessary corrections or updates, or contact other copyright holders for permission to reprint.

Back issues for the last 6 years are on our Web page in CoOL <>. See table this page.

Abbey Publications is a nonprofit corporation set up to encourage preservation of written or recorded information, including the use of lasting materials in the creation of records. Its other publications are the Alkaline Paper Advocate and North American Permanent Papers. The corporation has five trustees (Ellen McCrady, Gary Frost, Roberta Pilette, James Wellvang, and Thomas Clareson), and five officers (President Ellen McCrady; first vice president Gary Frost; second vice president Jim Wellvang; secretary Tom Clareson; and treasurer Paul Banks).

Editor: Ellen McCrady

1998 Abbey Publications, Inc.

Circulation Manager: Bette Abeel

Phone: 512/929-3992

ISSN: 0276-8291

Fax: 512/929-3995

Tax ID No. 87-0436104


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