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Book Related Listservs
Acqnet - ACQNET aims to provide a medium for acquisitions librarians and others interested in acquisitions to exchange information and ideas, and find solutions to common problems.
Acqusitions Auto. - This list is intended to provide a forum for discussion of ideas and issues related to automation of library acquisitions and related processes. We are especially interested in discussions that will encourage a standards-based approach to automated support of library acquisitions.
AmArt-L- AmArt is devoted to scholarly and intellectual discussions of topics of specific interest to historians and scholars of American Art. AmArt treats American art, artifacts, architecture and related topics from the colonil period to the present.
Antiqbook - Antiqbook unites over 400 independent booksellers and 4 million books to order direct from their vendors. Strong points in the database include European booksellers, many of whom are specialist antiquarian booksellers.
Antiquarian - This list exists as a means to discuss out of print and collectible books with collectors, sellers, and writers. Also a place to buy, sell, and trade books, paper, and other ephemera.
Archives and Archivists - Archives and Archivists was begun in as an open forum for all topics relating to archives and the archival profession. In 1998, the Society of American Archivists assumed sponsorship of the list as a service to the profession, to foster communication among the larger community of professional archivists. The list provides a venue for the discussion of all aspects of the theory and practice of the archival profession.
ARLIS - Art Libraries Society of North America provides resources and services for the worldwide arts community through conferences, publications, awards, listserv and web site. Producers, purveyors, and users of all forms of art information join in the collaboration.
Aus-Archivists - This list is for the discussion, publication and promotion of professional issues and practice for the archival profession in Australia. Interested groups and individuals are welcome to participate in this list, especially members of professional bodies representing the views of archivists or any special interest groups working in this field. The aim of the list is to be supportive, informative, creative, and tolerant.
BFSOVER100 - BFS OVER 100 is solely for posting books for sale at over $100. The list is also a discussion medium for any and all aspects of the books involved, including location, history, value, condition, defining attributes, and more.
BFSUNDER100 - BFS UNDER 100 is solely for posting books for sale at under $100. The list is also a discussion medium for any and all aspects of the books involved, including location, history, value, condition, defining attributes, and more.
Bibliophile - Provides information for sellers and/or collectors of rare, out-of-print, and scarce books in all subject areas. The list also addresses the issues of binding, identification of first editions, the fine art of book pricing, book description, etc.
Book Arts - This club is for discussion of book-making and paper-type arts. Bookbinding, papermaking, marbling, altered books, and other topics related to book crafts will be discussed here. We also have swaps and exchanges to share our art with one another.
Book Repair - Book Repair is a forum where professional bookbinders, booksellers, book collectors, printers, publishers and others can share insights into the problems, solutions and techniques of book repair. This forum intends to bring together the bookseller, the bookbinder, the book restorer, and the printer and publisher who spec the bindings, paper and other aspects of the actual book before printing.
Book Arts-L - Among our varied subscribers are practicing bookbinders, book-artists, marblers, papermakers, printers, collectors, curators in libraries, and people just interested in our wide and varied field. I encourage posting notices about services related to the book arts by vendors, exhibition notices, and advertisements of related books for sale, including "fine press" books, especially if available in sheets.
BookartsConnection - If you live in Santa Barbara and are interested in letterpress printing, handmade paper, calligraphy, bookbinding, graphic design, marbling, then we may interest you. If you want to propose a project, are mounting an exhibition and want submissions, can share or provide resources, need equipment, have an internship position to fill, or want to publicize an art opening, this is a way to share your information.
Bookbinding- This list is open to anyone with answers and questions about bookbinding, with an emphasis on hand bookbinding. The topics on this discussion list pertain to the historical, the technical and the esthetical aspects of the bookbinding trade or hobby. Posters are encouraged to participate by sharing their knowledge in the art of bookbinding.
Bookbinding-tech. - This forum emphasizes discussion on the various bookbinding-techniques of the past and present all over the world.
Conserv List - Covers a broad spectrum of topics pertaining to the conservation/preservation of library, archive, and museum materials.
Cyberscribes - CyberScribes is the premier internet calligraphy discussion group. It is an International Community of Lettering Artists and Calligraphers discussing a wide range of calligraphy topics from tools to techniques and everything in between.
DardHunter - The Friends of Dard Hunter, Inc., is an international organization with a diverse membership whose interests center around handmade paper and related arts and crafts. Please feel free to share information and questions important to you and the Friends here.
Drachsc - The function of this list is to be a forum for advice, tips and general communication for all those who are interested in the fair arts of Calligraphy and Illumination and other subjects that are related, like the making of parchment or bookbinding. The list is primarily for those who are located in the SCA group of Drachenwald but we also welcome anyone else who might find this list of interest.
Exlibris - ExLibris provides an environment for discussing matters related to rare book and manuscript librarianship, including special collections and related issues. It is not intended to be a primary medium for the sale and purchase of books.
Exlibris Yahoo! - This is a list for discussing ex libris or bookplate suited for bookplate lovers and collectors. It can also deal with ex libris exchange.
Fine Press Books- The Fine Press Book Association is an organization of printers, book designers, binders, papermakers, publishers, collectors, librarians, and others, dedicated to promoting a wider understanding and appreciation for fine press books, the crafts of fine printing, and the history of the book. It was founded in 1996.
Gen-Books-L- A mailing list for anyone with an interest in the buying or selling of new or used genealogy books and CDs made from these books. For the purpose of this list, "genealogy books" refers to books having specific genealogical information relating to several generations of at least one family. This includes, but is not be limited to, family genealogies and county histories which contain family genealogies.
Gen-Mat-L - This is a mailing list for anyone who has an interest in the buying or selling of new or used genealogical materials (e.g., books, newsletters, CDs, magazines). Publishers of newsletters, books, or other materials relating to genealogy are welcome, as are resellers of any form of used genealogical materials, be they businesses or individuals cleaning bookshelves.
Guild of Book Workers - The GBW list was founded in October of 1999 to Foster an open dialog between Guild members on issues of importance to the Guild as a whole, exchange technical information, give notices of new publications, workshops, exhibits, etc.
LetterpressGuild - Discussion list for letterpress users, experts, buyers, sellers, and enthusiasts.
Limes - Limes is a conference for the used book trade in Scandinavia, with interest also in antiquarian books. Primarily, Scandinavian literature is the language of focus, but because of international membership, that language focus is becoming more of a loose suggestion.
Marbling - This forum has been established to serve as a network with other marbling artists, promote this decorated paper technique, and to showcase our works.
Minibookartists - This list strives to provide a forum for artists to discuss, share and indulge in the art of making mini-books. Swaps and RAKS (Random Acts of Kindness) are encouraged as these are an excellent way for artists to view firsthand, the talents of fellow members. Vendors are welcome to share their "wares" with list members. The goal is to inspire and facilitate the creative spirit that lurks in each of us!
Ornamental Penmanship - A site dedicated to promoting the Art, Technique and History of Ornamental Penmanship and Calligraphy. For all individuals interested in all areas of Calligraphy including Engrosser's script (Copperplate), Spencerian script, Business penmanship, Text Lettering, Engrossing/Illumination and Offhand Flourishing. If you happen to be looking for the finest instruction in Calligraphy and Ornamental Penmanship then you have come to the right place!
Papermaking2 - Some of us make paper for it's own sake. Some of us make paper for hand bound books or for collage or other mixed media work. This is designed to be a space for people to share stories, successes and solutions to creative challenges. Welcome!
Plate -plate is a letterpress zine printed from submitted carved linoleum blocks, photopolymer plates and other letterpress-ready media. plate also features a center folio printed on a Gocco from submitted screens. For more information on ordering or submitting art to plate, visit http://www.karasjoblom.com/plate.html. This group is for asking questions about the zine and for finding out the latest information on the themes and publishing schedule.
PPLetterpress - A forum on studio-letterpress printing with digital type and the photopolymer plate process, as well as other investigative and exploratory printing and typographic techniques. PPLetterpress serves as both a discussion list and reference site with comprehensive links and other resources on photopolymer, type and typography, fine press printing, technological developments, and experimental and traditional/historical processes.
PRT-Libn - PRT-LIBN is an electronic forum that addresses all issues relating to: the collection, storage, and dissemination of information within a library setting for the fields of Philosophy, Religion and Theology, regardless of format.
Rare-Books - A discussion list for those interested in rare books and periodicals. This list is aimed primarily at publications connected to history and genealogy, although related publications, such as folklore or books our ancestors might have owned are welcome.
SFLetterpress - The purpose of this group list is to provide an easy way to communicate with letterpress printers about any topic related to letterpress printing, including letterpress-printing resources such as sources of supplies and equipment, and to network with other area letterpress printers. This is also an effort to keep the art and craft of letterpress printing alive and well in the San Francisco Bay Area and the West Coast.
SHARP-L - List for the exchange of research ideas, information, queries, teaching aids, and conference and journal announcements, as well as discussion of any issues, large or small, that pertain to the scholarly study of the history of print culture.
Smallpress - A list of people interested in small presswork, starting from the speculative fiction field, but reaching into others. It is designed to be an exchange of ideas and experience and a community resource.
Typo-L- Typo-L is a mailing list dedicated to the discussion of type, typography, typeface design, and type history. Members come from all walks of the printing, publishing and design fields, as well as from student and academic life. Anyone with an interest in these areas is welcome to subscribe and become a member, and learn and teach about type.
West Virginia Letterpress - This is a forum for Letterpress printers in West Virginia and the surrounding areas to get together, share ideas, exchange information, show off our equipment, and swap our precious letterpress-related treasures. This is the place to meet others who love the smell of ink, the meditative clink of setting type in a composing stick, and the clacking cadence of vintage iron churning out sheets of relief-printing on good paper.
Wood Engravers Net - Since 1994, a group of printmakers, especially interested in wood engraving, have gathered into the Wood Engravers' Network. The group pursues communication, encouragement, and education in this historic, yet contemporary relief medium. This forum is part of our efforts to network with wood engravers and wood engraving enthusiasts. We encourage announcements of printmaking events and exhibitions.