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The Government of Ontario web site includes information for artists about a range of programmess and services specific to their needs. Visit http://www.mtc.gov.on.ca/en/arts/arts_resources.shtml, which includes links to important information for artists such as sources of funding, professional development opportunities, legal assistance, how to market their work, etc.

has produced a Translation of Book Arts Terms, from English to French which grew out of the need to prepare a list of terms for use by the translator engaged for The Art of the Book '03 exhibition. It is hoped that this document will be of use to book artists, as well as those writing about the book arts.

As well, in August 2014, Suzy Morgan, book conservator and Preservation Specialist at ASU Libraries, and Peter Verheyen, creator of the Book Arts Web and the BOOK_ARTS-L listserv, launched an international dictionary of bookbinding and conservation terms, free of use to anyone.

CBBAG Book Arts Supplies List (from 2005, but updated from time to time) is available online.

In addition to the CBBAG Membership List, available to members only, CBBAG has compiled several directories:

A Directory of Book Arts Educational Opportunities, (2ND edition), a directory of teachers and institutions offering instruction in the book arts

A Directory of Book Artists, (4TH edition, 2009), is now available online. The directory includes bookbinders (design, edition, conservation, restoration), hand printers, calligraphers, papermakers, paper decorators, book artists, and illustrators.

Book arts DVDs are available for borrowing by CBBAG members for the cost of postage plus a $5 handling fee. After a number of delays, a revised list of DVDs and details on borrowing will be available online in June 2014. Coming soon: stay tuned for details!

You can find the answer to two frequently asked questions: "What is bookbinding?" and "Are there jobs in this field in Canada?", which includes a brief Recommended Reading List & a brief Suppliers List.

If you are looking to have a book restored/repaired, you'll find the answers to some frequently asked questions on the subject, as well as some information on How to Find Someone to Repair a Book.

The various CBBAG web pages also include a multitude of book arts information:

Home Page welcomes visitors to the CBBAG web site and includes "Featured Activities"

Membership explains membership benefits, including the Video Loan Programme for members, and links to the membership application

In-Studio Workshops lists current session (Winter/Spring or Summer/Fall) courses

Home Study Programme includes the Home Study Guidelines and a preview of a Bookbinding I video

Exhibitions page provides online catalogues to a number of CBBAG touring exhibitions

Online Gallery includes guidelines for members interested in exhibiting in this online gallery

Publications includes information about CBBAG's semi-annual magazine, and exhibition catalogues and other publications available

Book Arts Pages provide more detailed information on many aspects of the book arts and a list of various book arts discussion group mailing lists

Contact CBBAG has mailing, e-mail, and phone information and a list of the CBBAG board of directors

Links page, a very popular resource, with a comprehensive list of links to people, places, and things of interest to book artists and those interesed in the book arts

And if you're still looking for information, visit the site map for this web site.

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