Guild of Book Workers Newsletter
Number 109
December 1996


NEDCC on-line

Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) has a homepage for technical information on preservation, answers to frequently asked questions, information about funding sources for preservation, and NEDCC's calendar of workshops and seminars. NEDCC's web site is online at <>. They can be reached by phone: 508/470-1010, by fax: 508/475-6021, or by e-mail at <>. Their postal address is 100 Brickstone Square, Andover, MA 01810.

Abbey Rates Rise

Subscription rates for Abbey Newsletter go up to $45 for individuals this year, from the $40 it has been for the past four years. There will still be discounts for multi-year subscriptions. Institutional rates, now$49, will go up to $55.

Abbey Publications have signed on to a local on-line service, so their new address is: <>.

Florida Artist Book Prize

The new Bienes Center for the Literary Arts at Broward County Library (Ft. Lauderdale, FL), along with The Florida Center for the Book and the Broward Library Foundation, is considering establishing an annual Florida Artist Book Prize. The Center would offer a cash prize of approximately $1,000-2,000. One of the requirements for entry would be that a copy of the book be deposited in the Center's Florida Artists' Book Collection.

The tentative plans are to announce the competition as part of the opening festivities of the Bienes Center on December 4, 1996. The actual prize would then be awarded sometime in the Fall of 1997, and it would be accompanied by a selected exhibition of the competition entries.

James A. Findlay, Librarian, The Dianne and Michael Bienes Special Collections and Rare Book Library , Broward County Library, 100 S. Andrews Ave., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301; 954-357-8692 fax: 954-357-7291;

OBAG Scholarship Fund

The Oregon Book Arts Guild has established a Scholarship Fund for educating others about the book arts. The first award will be given to a student in a formal book arts program at the 1997 Focus Conference. They are soliciting donations for the Fund. For information, call Debra Glanz at 503/244-0726.