New @ PBO and in the world of Publishers' Bindings
We are continually adding
exciting new features to the site. Revisit this page often
what's new -- the newest additions are at the top.
- The gallery,
of Affection: Art, Literature, and Politics in
Nineteenth Century American Gift Books was
added to the PBO galleries. [June 18, 2008]
- We have completely revised our gallery on Abraham Lincoln.
Rembering Abraham Lincoln:
Man, Myth, and Meaning, along with a revised biographical
essay.[June 18, 2008]
- Louisiana State University Libraries
test contribution to the PBO project has gone live with
106 titles drawn from the LSU Libraries’ Special
Collections were successfully added to the PBO database.
Start at the gallery page for the collection at http://bindings.lib.ua.edu/gallery/lsu.html. [June
- The gallery, Confederate
Publishing in the Civil War South has been updated.
[ June 10, 2008]
February, 2008, Publishers’ Bindings Online
was just awarded “Best Online Archival
the ArchivesNext 2008 Best Archives on the Web Awards! ArchivesNext is
a blog on Archives and web/digital technology and is
coordinated in part
by an archivist at the National Archives. PBO was nominated
and voted on by a panel of judges, all of whom are
experienced professionals in the archival field. ArchivesNext
is the Archives and Web 2.0 Technologies blog. PBO
will be featured on the site,
and will feature a discussion of what judges thought
gave it an edge over other nominees.
Richard Minsky Collection is now included in the
PBO database! A gallery and more information will be
available soon, but to read all about it, visit
blog entry here!
Tuesday, March 11, 2008 at the W.S. Hoole Special Collections
Library, 2nd Floor Mary Harmon Bryant Hall at 4:30 pm
Edward Tang, Associate Professor of American Studies,
The University of Alabama will present Turning Japanese:
How Winnifred Eaton became Onoto Watanna in Victorian
America. An exhibit of the works by Eaton/Watanna from
the Hoole Special Collections (and PBO) will be on display
in the Hoole Library lobby. In conjunction with Sakura
Festival 2008. The flier for the event (featuring a beautiful
binding!) is available here.
Lacher-Feldman will present a session on PBO at The NY
Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers Symposium on Publishers'
Bindings -- February 22,2008 at the Grolier Club. The
full conference announcement has been added to our site
Lacher-Feldman, Amy Rudersdorf, and Kristy Dixon presented
Publishers' Bindings Online, 1815-1930:
The Art of Books -- The Collaborative Digital Project
as a Model for Access, Outreach, & Multidisciplinary
Creative Success at The
Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting in
Chicago, September 1, 2007.
A pdf of the conference presentation is available here.
Lacher-Feldman, PBO project manager, published an article,
Publishers' Bindings Online, 1815-1930: The Art of Books
as a Model
for Publicity, Outreach and Promotion of Digital Projects
and Online Resources in Cultural Heritage Institutions
and Academic Libraries in the Journal of the Association
for History and Computing [March, 2007]
- A panel presentation
on the PBO project will be presented at the Society
of American Archivists' Annual Meeting, August 29
- September 1, 2007.
- The Univeristy
of Alabama Libraries has acquired the "Minsky Collection"
-- over 500 American publishers' bindings that renowned
book artist Richard Minsky used to create his catalog,
Decorated Publishers' Bindings 1872-1929. The
plan is to include these books in the PBO project. Stay
tuned for news in this area! [January, 2007]
now features a Google custom search feature on the home
page. This allows for users to search the web portion
of the PBO site for information. [November 8, 2006]
is on myspace.com --
along with some other cultural institutions, PBO now
has a profile on myspace which allows for new audiences
to learn about the project and the resources available
through the PBO site. [November 6, 2006]
PBO homepage has
a new look! We have redesigned the page and are giving
it a "soft opening" -- please tell
us what you think!
August of 2006, we added a whole new area to the PBO
site -- Artistic
Styles & Movements in the 19th & early
20th centuries contains twelve galleries on the significant
artistic styles and movements represented in the PBO
era, including Art
and many more, as well as an informative essay on Visual
Literacy and Publishers' Bindings.
Also be sure to visit our new gallery on illustrator Will
Outcomes Based Evaluation documents and Logic
been updated and included on the PBO site. [July 11,
- The Bindings Designers pages have been
redesigned for easier navigation. Now we have separate
pages for Prominent
Lesser-Known Designers, and Unidentified
Designers, as well as a Bibliography
for Resources about Bindings Designers.
[July 6, 2006]
brief survey has been mounted and added to the PBO site.
Please complete the survey and tell us what you think!
[June 29, 2006]
- A new gallery,
and Local Color: A Regional Twist on a National Trend has been added to the PBO project. [June
new two-part gallery, Genesis & Apocalypse of the "Old
Two Virginia Writers at the Turn of the Century [Part
Nelson Page's Literature of the Lost Cause and Part
II: Ellen Glasgow's Feminist Approach to the Old South] has been added
to the PBO site. [June 6, 2006]
have added a Site Map to the PBO site. Accessible from
the bottom of every page, this tool provides additional
navigational help. [May 23, 2006]
new gallery, Booker
T. Washington: Author, Educator, Advocate, has been added
to the PBO site. [May 23, 2006]
new gallery, True
Tales of Bondage and Freedom: Nineteenth Century Slave
Narratives has been added to the PBO site.
[May 17, 2006]
- We have created an interface (through
a clickable 1855 map of the US!) for Publishers
Across the Land to view lists of publishers by region, state,
and city. [May
- We have added the final 318 records to the PBO
database, which is now fully populated! There are a total
of 4,526 books in the PBO database.
[May 9, 2006]
- The PBO IMLS Report
5 is now available.
All PBO IMLS reports are available here on the PBO website.
[May 8, 2006].
- The PBO Project
Manual (working document)
has been added to the PBO site. [April 25, 2006]
- We have added 703 new records to the
PBO database -- there are now 4,208 titles available.
[April 17, 2006]
- The gallery, Black
and White: Paul Laurence Dunbar and Race in post-Civil
War Literature has been added. [April 12, 2006]
- A lesson plan, Myths of the Wild West,
as well as book list and guide have been added to the
the Frontier, and the West in American Bookbindings gallery
[March 17, 2006]
- We have added 963 new records to the
PBO database -- there
are now 3,505 titles available to search including 151
versions of Uncle
Tom's Cabin! [March 8, 2006]
- The gallery Confederate
Imprints: Publishing in the Civil War South has
been added. [March 8, 2006]
- The PBO Master Bibliography of Print
and Online Resources has been
updated. There are currenly over 130 print resources and
over 40 online resources referenced. [March 7, 2006]
- Please visit our newly updated galleries page.
[February 9, 2006]
- The PBO glossary of
bindings and publishers' bindings terms is now available.
[February 9, 2006]
- An additional 504 records have been
added to the PBO database, bringing the current total
to 2542 records! [February 8, 2006]
- The essay Uncle
Tom's Cabin: A 19th c. Bestseller has been updated
with more content and information. There are currently
over 120 different editions of Uncle Tom's Cabin in the
PBO database with many more to come. [January 25, 2006]
the Frontier, and the West in American Bookbindings,
adapted from a talk by Dr. Josh Rothman, Assistant
Professor of History at
the University of Alabama, is now available. [January
- The gallery Son
of a Comet, Star of the West: The Life and Literature
of “Mark Twain” is
now available. [December 8, 2005]
- The PBO project (episode 004) is featured
on the podcast Saving
Often -- a podcast of the Sanford
Media Resource and Design Center, part of The University
of Alabama Libraries. [download mp3 file here]
[December 6, 2005]
- More records have been added to the
PBO database. As of December
1, 2005, there are 2308 records available.
- The gallery Founded
The Roots of Publishers' Bindings is now available. [November 29, 2005]
- The gallery and essay "Moonlight and Magnolias":
History and Literature in the Big Easy is now available.
[November 21, 2005]
- A lesson plan, book report guidelines,
and book list for the Civil
War gallery is now available.
[November 10, 2005]
gallery and essay Heroes
of the "Lost Cause" is now available.
[October 18, 2005]
of Book-Cloth Grain Patterns is now available. [October
- A new gallery, Abraham
Lincoln, Civil War President, is now available.
[October 5, 2005]
- A new gallery, "The
Most Written-About War in History": Civil War
Themes in Fact and Fiction,
is now available. [September 2005]
- Signficant updates have been made to
the Teaching Tools page.
The resources are divided by subject and type for easier
access. [September 2005]
- Significant updates to the PBO
Bibliography of Print and Online Resources have been
made. The bibliography contains references to more than
one hundred print resources and over forty online resources
we have identified. [September 2005]
- We have added descriptions to the resources
Research Tools page.
- 2064 records now populate the PBO
database. Over 1600 new records were added on August
- An essay and search gallery on Louisa
May Alcott entitled Little
Woman, Big Pen. [August, 2005]
- A lesson plan has been added to the
- A text
only link is now available on both versions of
the home page.
- An essay and lesson plans: From
Domestic Goddesses to Suffragists: The Story of Women
- New resources added to our Other
Online Resources Page.
Bindings by Decade: A series of eleven essays
on the history and culture of each era, along with
search in the PBO database of each decade accessible
through each decade gallery page.
- Three lesson
plans are available for
the study of Uncle Tom's Cabin using the PBO project
resources as foundation.
- A small version of the poster for
the project, created for PBO's
participation in the University of Iowa conference,
The Changing Book, is now available.
- An essay on Publishers'
Bindings and the Industrial Revolution is now available.
- A gallery, Publishers’ Bindings
from the Max Kade Institute, is now available.
- A gallery
Publishers' Bindings from
the Wade Hall Collection of Southern History and Culture, is now available.
- A gallery Lafcadio
Hearn: 19th-Century World Citizen.
- Updates to Publicity
featuring a list of international sites linking
to PBO. (http://bindings.lib.ua.edu/publicity.html)
- A gateway page on outcome-based
part of the About the Project area of our web site.
- A comprehensive
resource listing binding
designers featured in PBO with biographies
and examples. (http://bindings.lib.ua.edu/designers2.html)
- The Galleries page,
which serves as a gateway for some exciting
new searches and research information relating
to publishers' bindings.
- A gallery and essay
- A gallery and essay on the
use of silver
and gold in 19th-century bindings.
Flash tutorial on
how to email a record from the PBO database
to yourself. (http://bindings.lib.ua.edu/tutorials/tutorialmain.html)