The Abbey Newsletter

Volume 26, Number 4
Feb 2003

Editor's page

Photograph of Ellen McCrady

I have been publishing the Abbey Newsletter since 1975, from addresses in six different states, and have found great satisfaction in the opportunity it offered to contribute to the cause of preservation. All the while, however, the field has been growing and I have been getting older. The time has come for me to retire as editor of this newsletter.

This will not be a simple matter, however. The need for a newsletter on preservation of library and archive materials will continue, and must be met. Four board members met on February 10 to discuss how we could find a new editor. We decided on a gradual approach: to publish the two issues we now have material for, and look for guest editors to handle the following two issues while we look for a permanent editor.

Specifically, we are seeking guest editors for Volume 26, #6 and Volume 27, #1. Of course, these are deadline-oriented issues with Volume 26, #6, due out toward the end of April and Volume 27, #1, due out at the end of June.

We can help the guest editors, if necessary, by putting their material into PageMaker, getting it to the printer and mailing it out. We can help in other ways too, depending on the guest editors' needs and preferences. They can choose a theme if they like and focus on that theme for the issue they are handling.

If you would like to consider editing a single issue of the Abbey Newsletter, using material of your choice, or material that has accumulated here, let's talk. Our telephone number, street address, and e-mail address are in the boxed masthead on this page.

For Your Information

Vol# June Aug Oct. Dec. Feb. Apr.
26 1 2 3 4 5 6
27 1 2 3 4 5 6

These Donors Keep Us Going

The Editor and Trustees of Abbey Publications, Inc. 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 are not sure how we could make it from year to year. All donations go toward publishing the Abbey Newsletter and the Mold Reporter, and serving the information needs of readers.

Below we have listed the 2002-2003 donors. We have received a total of $5819 within this time period.

Sponsors ($500+)  
Ellen McCrady Terry O. Norris
Patrons ($100-$499)  
Joan T. Batchelor John F. Lewis
Michaelle Biddle New York Community Trust
Emeritus Books Ralph F. Ocker
David and Maire Digges La Touche Mark Parker
Robert L. Feller Roberta Pilette
J.M. Larson, Bridgeport National Bindery Martha Smith
Contributors ($25-$99)  
Everett and Sandra Balsam Bill Minter
Diana Hobart Dicus Carol Pratt
Betsy Palmer Eldridge Jeffrey Rigby
David and Laura Gracy II Ingrid Rose Co. Ltd.
Walter Israel Nancy Carlson Schrock
Finn-Olaf Jones Irene Sherman Living Trust
Michael McColgin William K. Wilson
Susan Mickelwait  

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. 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
Office Mgr: Jocelyn Ann Vinograd Phone: 512/929-3992
Editorial Asst: Meiling Gunzel Fax: 512/929-3995
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©Abbey Publications, Inc.

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.

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