3Volume 7, 2011
The Boneolder: an e-journal or the bookbinder and book artist
Welcome to Volume 7 o
issue and the rst iteration o this publication as an annual. In the 7 yearso this publication since all o 2004, readership as measured by downloads has grown exponentially so that we can easily (andarguably) say that we are the most widely read publication in the book arts with over 205,071 downloads recorded since wecould start recording counts in December o 2006. Committed to the Open Access movement since inception,
has been reely available online and listed in the Directory o Open Access Journals (DOAJ) placing it into just about everylarger library’s online catalog, worldwide. Increasing numbers o readers also share their impressions o issues and articles viatheir blogs, Facebook, and Twitter urther spreading the news. Statistics can be wonderully revealing.With this success come concerns about sustainability – how can a small sta keep the publication going withoutcompromising on quality. One way we hope to do this is to produce a single larger, yet more selective annual issue. As potentialauthors we hope that you will keep us in mind as we continue to seek a broad range o articles on book arts related projects,structures and techniques, exhibition and publication reviews, thought provoking opinion pieces, and more. The Bind-O-Ramaswill also continue, o course.In order to provide better access to more time sensitive pieces, a blog called
will provide a pre-publicationvenue or such things as exhibition and book reviews. Publication guidelines and selection criteria will remain the same,and selected articles will also appear in the next issue o
ensuring that they become part o the permanentrecord o the publication. This will also enable us spread the work o producing an issue out over the course o the year. Moreinormation about
will be shared via Book_Arts-L and other lists/media in the spring. The site will beavailable via the
site at <http://www.philobiblon.com/boneolder>.Finally, I invite sel-nominations or no more than two new members o the Editorial Team. Individuals should be: sel-starters; connected to various aspects o the book arts community; observant and aware o new developments; comortablesoliciting articles and working with authors to get articles “publication” ready in accordance with the submission guidelines;able to work to deadlines and be responsive to the Team; fuent in working with common desktop applications such as Word,Google Docs, email. Geographic location is irrelevant. Hybrid backgrounds a plus. Appointments will be or two years andcan be renewable. I you are interested, please send a statement o interest that expresses what attracts you to this opportunity,what qualities you would bring to
your book arts interests and background, and include a brie resume. Awriting sample and other illustrative examples are also welcome. Please send to the Publisher at <email@example.com>. Nominations received beore March 15 will receive rst consideration.Thank you to all our readers and contributors. We wouldn’t be here without you.
Publisher & Editor/Reviewer:
Peter D. Verheyen: Bookbinder & Conservator / Head,Preservation and Conservation, Syracuse University Library,Syracuse, NY.
Editors / Reviewers:
Donia Conn: Workshop Program and ReerenceCooordinator, Northeast Document Conservation Center,Andover, MA.Karen Hanmer: Book Artist, Chicago, IL.Chela Metzger:Conservator o Library Collections,Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library, Winterthur, DE.Full inormation on the