Who runs BibSite?

BibSite is a project of the Bibliographical Society of America (BSA). BSA is the oldest scholarly society in North America dedicated to the study of books and manuscripts as physical objects. The Society pursues its mission through a broad array of activities, including events and lectures, the New Scholars Program, and fellowship programs, as well as the publishing of books and the Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America (PBSA), North America’s leading bibliographical journal. Membership in the Society is open to all those interested in bibliographical problems and projects, and its membership includes bibliographers, librarians, professors, students, booksellers, and collectors worldwide.

BibSite was founded c. 2000 to provide a place for “work-in-progress” materials created by bibliographers — updates, corrigenda, addenda, etc. — and for the general collaborative sharing of resources. In 2020 the Society received a grant from the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, allowing us to build BibSite from a static page listing resources and contributors into a more expansive repository.

The new site launched in April 2022, with the hopes of growing and expanding into the future.

How do I use BibSite?

Please visit the “How to Use BibSite” page for more information.

How can I get involved?

The BibSite Editorial Board annually seeks members as part of the BSA annual call for volunteers. Learn more about the call for volunteers on the BSA website.

If you do not have material of your own creation to post to BibSite, the Editorial Board invites you to submit bibliographical resources available elsewhere on the internet for indexing on BibSite. Learn more about submitting web-based resources for indexing here.

How can I contribute resources?

All are welcome to contribute resources to BibSite. Please see the Contribute and Editorial & Moderation Policy pages for more details.

How can I have my materials removed?

Creators of indexed materials are free to ask that references to their resources be removed from or updated in BibSite. Please write to the BibSite General Editor (bibsite@bibsocamer.org) at any time with a request to remove or update content. Such requests will be acknowledged and acted upon in no more than 14 business days.