The Abbey Newsletter

Volume 24, Number 5
Feb 2001

Editor's Page

Photograph of Ellen McCrady

A Thank-You to Supporters

The editor and trustees of Abbey Publications, Inc., a nonprofit corporation, are grateful for the support listed below, as well as for numerous smaller amounts. Donations are listed below for Sponsors ($500 or more), Patrons ($100-$499), and Contributors ($25-$99).

So far in the year 2000, we have received $5,859.51 in gifts. One gift was from a trustee

I have begun drawing my salary once more, but we will not be out of the woods until our second newsletter The Mold Reporter, has more subscribers. At present there are 44.

Ellen McCrady, Editor


Terry O. Norris
Nancy P. Russell


Elizabeth S. Banks
Bark Frameworks, Inc.
Joan T. Batchelor
Jack Bendror, Mekatronics
The Better Image
John Boral, B2B
Sally A. Buchanan
Jeanne Drewes
Elizabeth P. Eldridge
Jean & Lily Froissard
Larry Gates, Metal Edge
Lilly Hollander
Hilary Kaplan
David Diggs La Touche
Tawny Ryan Nelb
New York Community Trust - James Talcott Fund
Ocker & Trapp Bindery
Ralph & Christina Ocker
Elaine Schlefer
Nancy Schrock
Richard Daniel Smith
Duane A. Watson


Acme Bookbinding
Nelly Balloffet
Jane Dalrymple-Hollo
Robert L. Feller
Carolyn Jane Gammon
Mary Todd Glaser
David B. Gracy, II
Maria L. Grandinette
Kathleen A. Ludwig
Susan Lunas
William Minter
Cynthia Ostroff
Heinke Pensky-Adam
Jeffrey M. Rigby
Ingrid Rose Co., Ltd.
Martha M. Smith
Nathan Stolow
Ann G. Swartzell
Marilyn Kemp Weidner
Deborah Wender
John C. Wright

Abbey Pubs Website is Popular

Our webmaster (and the webmaster for conservators around the world) is Walter Henry. He reported recently that Abbey Publications' pages in Conservation OnLine (CoOL) were used more than half a million times last year. Those were successful requests for pages, as opposed to failed or redirected requests. He says those are "rather phenomenal numbers considering the specialized nature of Abbey Publications!"

CoOL is at The Abbey Publications page is at "Palimpsest" means "A manuscript consisting of a later writing superimposed upon the original writing, which was first removed to the extent possible," according to the Roberts & Etherington dictionary, Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books. Perhaps the word was chosen because of the analogy with documents that were written on a computer, and later erased or revised.


On p. 59d, in the Literature section of Vol. 24 #3, Air Quality Sciences is wrongly identified as Air Quality Services.

In the article on chlorine dioxide in the last issue, captions were accidentally left off the three pictures of the treated areas in the stacks. However, they were in the right order, and fairly close to the section of the text that discussed them.

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 format, 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 reprinted 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 library and archive preservation, and 2) 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 (ISSN: 0276-8291) is published six times a year with a separate index by Abbey Publications, Inc., 7105 Geneva Dr., Austin, TX 78723, and has about 1000 subscribers. Application to Mail at Periodicals Postage Rates is pending at Austin, TX 78752. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to the Abbey Newsletter, 7105 Geneva Drive, Austin, TX 78723.

Personal subscriptions are $35; institutional subscriptions are $65, and subscriptions for students are $20. Overseas air mail is $12/year. Checks and money orders should be made out in U.S. dollars, payable to Abbey Publications. Visa and MasterCard are also accepted.

Job advertisements are billed at the rate of $50 for the heading and the first ten lines, plus $2 per line thereafter. Any notice that is appropriate and newsworthy will be printed if there is room for it.

It is the policy of Abbey Publications to use permanent paper for all publications. Claims for issues never received will be honored within a year of publication.

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 from 1981 onward are on our Web page at

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 J. Wellvang; secretary Tom Clareson, treasurer Craig Jensen).

Editor: Ellen McCrady ©2001 Abbey Publications, Inc.
Office Manager: Jocelyn Ann Vinograd Phone: 512/929-3992
Editorial Asst: Francisco Duran Fax: 512/929-3995
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