Series: Fall 2002 (Vol. III, No. 3)

Author Book Review: Jai Sen

Email/Contact Info: jai_sen@shotopress.com Publisher: Shoto Press http://www.shotopress.com Published Work: “Garlands of Moonlight” (ISBN 0971756406), published May 2002 by Shoto Press. A graphic novel retelling of a Malay vampire legend. BOOK/SUBJECT SYNOPSIS: Silent and merciless, a creature of darkness has come to prey…

IOBA Q & A Column

IOBA Q & A By Jean McKenna Q. Is there such a thing as a computer dictionary? I can’t possibly be alone in that I am very proficient at most of the programs that relate to what I’m doing at…

Frustrating Image Processing Roundtable

FRUSTRATING IMAGE PROCESSING Compiled and Edited by Jean McKenna In the past I have used a scanner (inexpensive $100.00 scanner) to upload Pictures to eBay, and a web site. I found it slow and cumbersome, but adequate for what I…

Commonly Used Bookseller Abbreviations

The following list has been compiled to inform the newer bookseller/collector of the abbreviations that were commonly used in book ads and catalogs in the not-so-distant past, and to jog the memory of those of us who did use them.…

Book Fair Toolbox

by: Julie Fauble and Sue Gallagher Sue Gallagher Administrative Stuff (What you need to make the sale today) Pens Pencils and Eraser (had a request from a dealer for both items – when he purchased two pricey books, he immediately erased…

Ephemeral Assays – The Word

This is the first column in an ongoing examination of the wonderful world of ephemera. In the beginning was the word, which Aristotle and the Greeks defined as “lasting only for a day.” In early English, it first crops up…

A Book and an Obsession – the Goldstone’s Out of the Flames

Spirits were high and laughter was afoot at the Rocky Mountain Antiquarian Book Fair as noted mystery author and bookman John Dunning introduced Larry and Nancy Goldstone thus: When Larry the writer met Nancy ‘Twas much more than just fun…

Internet Resources for Bibliographic Research: OCLC

OCLC, Online Computer Library Center, Inc., “the world’s largest bibliographic database,” was founded in 1967 by a group of universities wanting to share library resources and thereby reduce costs. The online cataloguing system was introduced as early as 1971 and…