The Abbey Newsletter

Volume 25, Number 3
Oct 2001

Editor's Page

More Financial Solutions

Photograph of Ellen McCrady 5. In the last issue, I announced our new policy regarding the discount allowed to subscription agencies (to lower it from 12% to 3%), and our final decision not to bypass the agencies altogether, because they offer essential services to overseas readers. However, we now charge five dollars to replace each issue that we know was mailed out, correctly addressed, with all the other copies.

6. As part of the preparation for our periodicals mailing permit (which, by the way, was used for the last issue and will be used for this one, on a provisional basis), we have begun to use Texas Mailhouse. The mail sorting required by the Post Office is too complex for us to master, but they can do it easily. We have to pay for the service, of course, but we will have more time in the office to edit and publish.
The payoff may have begun. Judging by the amount of money in the savings account last year this time and the amount that is there today, we have stopped losing money. (But we would still be several months behind if it had not been for the contributions from readers.)

Thank You!

So far during the year 2001, we have received $9,475.78 in donations, including those contributions made by Abbey Publications trustees.

Sponsors ($500+)

Gary Frost
Don Dunham, Library Binding Institute
Library Binding Service
Terry O. Norris
Preservation Technologies, L.P.

Patrons ($100-$499)

Bark Frameworks, Inc.
Joan T. Batchelor
John Boral
Sally Buchanan
William Fuller
David Diggs La Touche
Peter Mustardo
Ralph & Christa Ocker
Ocker & Trapp Bindery
Roberta Pilette
Richard Schlefler
Nancy Carlson Schrock
Deborah Wender

Contributors ($25-$99)

Heinke Pensky-Adam
R. Tom Baldwin
Betsy Palmer Eldridge
Robert Feller
David B. Gracy, II
Carolyn Jane Gammon
Olivia Primanis
Carol Pratt
Mary Schlosser
Patricia Turpening

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Abbey Online

Year Vol. Nos.
1975-78 1 #1-4,7,15
1981-99 5-23 Complete
2000 24 #1-3

These are the back issues of the Abbey Newsletter on our web page in CoOL ( A volume is judged to be "complete" in CoOL when the longer features of each issue are posted. Events are not posted.

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Personal subscriptions are $35; institutional subscriptions are $65, and subscriptions for students are $20. These prices will be $45, $85 and $20 starting with V. 26 in 2002. 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 (E. McCrady, G. Frost, R. Pilette, J. Wellvang, and Ellen Cunningham-Kruppa) and five officers (E. McCrady, Pres.; G. Frost, 1st V.P.; J. Wellvang, 2nd V.P.; and C. Jensen, Treas.).

Editor: Ellen McCrady
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Editorial Asst: Jennifer Evans Fax: 512/929-3995
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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.

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