The Abbey Newsletter

Volume 22, Number 2

Editor's Page

A Thank-You to Supporters

Photograph of Ellen McCrady The editor and trustees of Abbey Publications, Inc., a nonprofit corporation, are grateful for the support received from the people and organizations listed below, as well as from those who gave smaller amounts. Without their help, we could not make this Newsletter nearly as useful as it is.

All donations go toward publishing the Abbey Newsletter.

We have begun recording donations in a simpler and more efficient way. Instead of recording the names of people who gave during the previous 12 months, we now record names of donors who gave during the current year. So far this year we have received $3,628. This is 4% of our annual income.

Donors are listed below as Sponsors ($500-$999), Patrons ($100-$499), and Contributors ($25-$99).

Ellen McCrady, Editor


Campbell-Logan Bindery
Terry O. Norris


Elizabeth S. Banks
Bark Frameworks
Sally A. Buchanan
Robert L. Feller
Estate of Edwin Porter Garretson (in honor of Susan Swartzburg)
Heritage Preservation, Inc.
Mair and David La Touche
New York Community Trust
Roberta S. Pilette
Powell-Froissard, Lily & Jean
Isamu Sakamoto
Tamara Swora (in memory of Susan Swartzburg)
University Products, Inc.



Balloffet, Nelly
Jane Dalrymple-Hollo
Hilary A. Kaplan
William Minter
Deborah J. Wender


The statement on p. 14 of the last issue, that the Guild of Book Workers Supply Directory was online, is incorrect. Peter Verheyen wrote to say that the Supply Directory has never been online, and there are no plans to put it online. The Study Opportunities List, a link to the Guild Library holdings, and back issues of the Newsletter, however, are online.

The announcement from which the statement in the Abbey Newsletter was taken was published on p. 4 and p. 5 of the June 1998 GBW Newsletter.

Abbey Online

  Year Vol. Nos.
AN 1975-78 1 1-4, 7, 15
  1987 11 3-8
  1988-97 12-21 Complete
APA 1987 1 1-5
  1988-96 2-9 Complete
  1997 10 1-2

Updated 10/98

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.

A volume is judged to be "complete" in CoOL when the longer features of each issue (e.g., articles) are posted.

Also posted on our Web page are selected chapters from North American Permanent Papers 1998: "The Nature of Permanence," "Papermaking Facts," and "The ANSI/NISO Z39.48 Standard and Other Standards," and selected listings of permanent papers by type of paper (including a list of watermarked office papers for dissertations).

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 all publications.

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 10 years are on our Web page in CoOL <>.

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. 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.
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