On Sun, 19 Nov 1995, Jim Spiri wrote:
> >Subscribers to TYPO-L might like to know that I now have a home page
> >devoted to British and American fine printing of the nineteenth and
> >twentieth centuries, with particular emphasis on William Morris and the
> >Kelmscott Press.
> >The address is http://www.wam.umd.edu/~wsp/home.htm.
> >William S. Peterson
> >[log in to unmask]
> >University of Maryland, College Park
> Nice Job William! MoreMoreMore! 1 question: really like the idea of making
> hard to get articles and stuff available. Does this require permission of
> copyright holder or what? (perhaps this is "research" and exempt?)
> especially curious about world copyright stuff since this is internet? (P.S.
> i know nothing about this) MoreMoreMore
> Plywood and Rhetoric: Graphic Design from Both Sides of the Brain
Copyright violation might be a potential problem, but I have chosen the
first batch of material on my home page carefully with that in mind: (1)
The bibliography of fine printing is of course mine. (2) The book on the
Kelmscott Press "Golden Legend" is also mine, but I secured permission
from the publisher, Neil Shaver of the Yellow Barn Press. (3) Updike's
"Style in the Use of Type" was published in 1924. (4) Morris's essay on
the Kelmscott Press was published in 1898.
I know that there is a wealth of material about fine printing
available from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, all of
it out of copyright. I would like to put as much of it as possible on my
home page, but even with certain technological aids, it does require a
fair amount of time to scan, proofread, and HTML-ize these documents. (At
the moment I am laboring over Updike's essay on liturgical printing, for
example, full of arcane symbols that OmniPage cannot recognize.) If any
subscribers to this list have suggestions about essays that should be
included (or, better yet, would like to volunteer to scan them and/or
insert HTML codes), I would be delighted to hear from them.
William S. Peterson
E-mail: [log in to unmask]
Home Page: http://www.wam.umd.edu/~wsp/home.htm
University of Maryland, College Park