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Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation


PDFs of out-of-print publications added to Web site

15 September 2021

This continuing COVID-induced closure to the public has given us the opportunity to put our publishing house in order. While we took a systematic approach to digitizing back issues of Huntia and the Bulletin, we have been more piecemeal in handling our other publications. During the summer we inventoried, archived, scanned and uploaded the rest of our out-of-print publications. A few publications that were published jointly have not been digitized because the rights are held by the co-publisher. Otherwise, if the publication is ours and we had a copy to scan, it is now on our Web site as a PDF for downloading. In the course of going through dusty boxes and disintegrating, acidic packing material, we found interesting artifacts of print publishing. With the development of desktop publishing software, it is easy to forget the laborious process that a book went through to get into print. We have added a few images of layouts, galley page proofs and image proofs to show the stages of publication. Visit our Out-of-Print Publication section to rediscover some lost gems.

And, yes, we remain closed to the public.

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About the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation

The Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, a research division of Carnegie Mellon University, specializes in the history of botany and all aspects of plant science and serves the international scientific community through research and documentation. To this end, the Institute acquires and maintains authoritative collections of books, plant images, manuscripts, portraits and data files, and provides publications and other modes of information service. The Institute meets the reference needs of botanists, biologists, historians, conservationists, librarians, bibliographers and the public at large, especially those concerned with any aspect of the North American flora.

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Scarlett T. Townsend