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The Bibliographical Society of America's BibSite
functions as a service to bibliographers by offering a means for scholars to provide
public access to accumulated bibliographical research materials that may be useful to
Authors may also contribute additions and corrections to
published bibliographies and other bibliographical works. Guidelines for submission and
use are outlined below.
- Bibliographers are responsible for the bibliographical
form and content of contributions and retain established intellectual property right to
their contributions to BibSite. Consequently, authors may subsequently publish elsewhere
their and others' contributions, with appropriate acknowledgments. (If this occurs, the
contribution will be replaced and a reference to the newly updated publication will be
- Material to supplement a published work should
be headed with the author's name and a bibliographical citation (including an ISBN or
ISSN) of the original work: e.g., Chambers, M. Clark, Kate Boyle: A Bibliography.
(Winchester, Hants.: St. Paul's Bibliographies; New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 2002.
(ISBN 1-58456-063-0). Other materials should be headed with the contributor's
name and a descriptive heading suitable for citation: e.g., Other, A. N.,
"Dated and Datable American Watermarks to 1800 in Massachusetts Archives." Additional
contributions should supply the original citation at the head, and give the contributor's
name at the end. All contributors may provide the names of their institutions and other
contact details as they wish, at the end of the contribution.
- Contributions to correct or supplement a published
work should employ the arrangement and system of reference (e.g., item numbers) of the
- Authors may designate whether their contributions may be
downloaded as files for use on another computer or printed out, for reading only.
- BibSite will receive pictorial archives like printers' ornaments,
illustrations of bindings, and watermarks, headed as in (2) above. For others consult the
- BibSite and individual contributors should
be acknowledged in any publication (printed or electronic) resulting from its use.
- Publishers of bibliographical works may solicit the posting on BibSite of additions and corrections to the works they have published.
- BibSite will provide links to other web sites that
provide updates to bibliographical works, and invites notice of them.
Contributions may be submitted as HTML or web-based
resources or in any standard word-processing format--e.g., MS Word, WordPerfect, or
Rich Text. If your work includes graphics files, these may be sent in a variety of
formats although JPEGs are preferred for the web.
materials should be sent to the BibSite Administrator,
Please include the subject line: "BibSite contribution."
Illustrations should be uploaded to her attention via
https://bonhams.wetransfer.com/. Contributions may also be sent on
flash drives via mail to Ms. Geiger at:
Fine Books & Manuscripts
580 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10022
For additional technical information please
or the BSA Webmaster,
Please use the following forms when citing BibSite
General Site Citation:
BibSite, The Bibliographical Society of America,
Citation of a Resource Available on
[Author of Resource], ["Title of Resource"], [resource date, if any], BibSite,
The Bibliographical Society of America,
James McLaverty, "Addenda and Corrigenda to J. D. Fleeman's 'Bibliography of the
Writings of Samuel Johnson, 1731-1984,'" 2003, BibSite, The Bibliographical
Society of America,
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bibliographers in accordance with its Terms of
Use. In sponsoring BibSite, BSA does not accept responsibility for the content of
contributions, nor will it reject or edit any appropriate contribution further than is
necessary to make it available on BibSite.