The Abbey Newsletter

Volume 22, Number 6

Editor's Page

A Thank-You to Supporters

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.

During 1998 we received $3,628; already in 1999 we have received $2,486.50. Donations for the current year are listed below for Sponsors ($500-$999), Patrons ($100-$499), and Contributors ($25-$99).

This is all welcome help, because the subscription count has been edging down in the last two or three years, probably because of domestic libraries' need to cut down on serials cost. On the other hand, overseas subscriptions have grown, and now number 191, which is 18% of the total.

Bette Abeel, the circulation manager and bookkeeper at Abbey Publications, is listed among the Patrons. She gave because she feels strongly about what we are doing here.

Ellen McCrady, Editor


Bette Abeel
John Boral
Margaret S. Child
Elizabeth S. Banks
Maire and David La Touche
Mekatronics, Inc.
Metal Edge, Inc.
New York Community Trust (J. Talcott Fund)
Ocker & Trapp Library Bindery
Nancy Russell
Nancy Carlson Schrock


Baldwin's Book Conservation Service
Julie Biggs
Betsy Palmer Eldridge
Dr. Robert L. Feller
Walter R. Font
Frames of Mind
Carolyn Jane Gammon
Mary Todd Glaser
Maria Grandinette
Margaret H. Johnson
Hilary A. Kaplan
Jeanne F. Lewisohn
Kathleen A. Ludwig
Gerald Lundeen
Neschen Corporation
Sandra Nyberg
Jeff Rigby
Martha M. Smith
Ann Swartzell
Hariklia Tziamtzi
Deborah J. Wender

Abbey Online

  Year Vol Nos.


1975-78 1 1-4, 7, 15
  1987 11 3-8
  1988-97 12-21 Not 21/8


1987 1 1-5


  1997 10 1-2

Updated 12/98

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 1998 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:

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 $23. 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.

Most back issues up through 1997 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 ©1999 Abbey Publications, Inc.
Circulation Manager: Amy Fox Phone: 512/929-3992
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