The Alkaline Paper Advocate

Volume 2, Number 5
Dec 1989


News

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) is preparing a program on permanent paper for their series "The Nature of Things," which is scheduled tentatively for release on January 3, a Wednesday. Copies of the script will be made available, probably through CBC Enterprises (Box 500, Sta. A, Toronto, Ont.) or CBC Transcripts (PO Box 4039, Sta. A, Toronto, Ont. M5W 2P6).... Choice, Library Journal and the American Archivist are now including information on the use of acid-free paper in the books they review.... The International Publishers Association passed a resolution on the use of permanent papers in published works recently, which is much like other resolutions passed in the last two or three years by various library and archival organizations except that it also gives the full and correct citations for the ANSI and ASTM standards.... Four states are known to have some kind of legislation or regulation on the use of permanent paper for state records and publications: Arizona, Connecticut, Indiana and North Carolina. Nine others (Delaware, Florida, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Rhode Island and Vermont) have groups working in them to encourage such laws. A list of contact persons for each of these states is available from the Abbey Publications office, for groups working in states not listed.... The International Organization for Standards (ISO) is working on a permanent paper standard based on the ANSI Z39-48 standard, - but more inclusive. It will cover coated as well as uncoated paper, and environmental conditions and durable binding too. Most of the work done so far has been procedural or preliminary. U.S. delegates and observers are: Carolyn Morrow (Harvard University), Betsy Humphreys (National Library of Medicine), Merrily Smith (Library of Congress) and Robert Frase (consulting economist and activist for permanent paper).

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