[Note: This posting is in response to a question in comp.graphics. The
information below is fairly accurate, but it will be verified and a second
posting will follow in a month or so. Subsequently, a copy of this will be
posted 2-3 times per year to comp.graphics as a general service to the
computer graphics community.]
Ordering ACM SIGGRAPH Publications
Orders for all SIGGRAPH publications are handled through ACM
(Association for Computing Machinery, Inc.) not by SIGGRAPH
directly. Publications that are currently stocked for sale
through ACM include the following.
o Proceedings for SIGGRAPH annual conferences (usually the
last five years or so are in stock, proceedings are not
reprinted after copies are sold out because of the high cost
of reprinting -- the initial print run is about 20,000
copies with 5,000 or more being for subsequent sale).
Copies of each year's proceedings are sent to all members of
ACM SIGGRAPH after the conference, usually arriving
Approximate cost to members: $30.00 per copy.
o Proceedings of most SIGGRAPH sponsored or co-sponsored
conferences, symposia, and workshops (the symposium on
computational geometry, the workshops and symposia on user
interfaces, the symposia on document processing, and others)
subject to availability.
Approximate cost to members: $20.00 per copy.
o SIGGRAPH Video Reviews in 1/2" VHS and 3/4" U-matic format
are kept in stock permanently (copies are restocked on a
regular basis). Some issues are available in PAL format
(but not SECAM).
Approximate cost to members: $50.00 per copy (a few special
issues cost substantially more because of production costs).
o SIGGRAPH slide sets (technical slides, art show slides, and
exhibitor slides from various years plus any special slide
sets issued by SIGGRAPH).
Approximate cost to members: $50.00 per copy.
Other SIGGRAPH publications and materials are offered from time
to time. Complete information on availability, prices, and
ordering procedures is available in the ACM Publications Catalog,
which is updated annually. (Prices quoted above are approximate
and are for not intended to be accurate. Prices for non-members
are higher than for members following ACM policies.)
Some SIGGRAPH publications are not sold, for various reasons,
primarily because the costs outweigh the anticipated benefits.
This includes many materials distributed at the annual
conferences such as course notes, art show catalogs, film & video
show catalogs, and exhibitor information contained in the final
program. Some or all of these may be sold in future years, but
none are available at this time except at the annual conferences.
(The one exception to this is that full sets of course notes are
available to educational institutions and SIGGRAPH local groups
at special discount prices if ordered prior to the conference.
These sales are handled separately from all others. Details are
available from the SIGGRAPH education committee and the SIGGRAPH
local groups steering committee.)
Copies of the ACM Publications Catalog may be obtained by
contacting ACM directly.
11 West 42nd Street
New York, N.Y. 10036
Orders for all SIGGRAPH and other ACM publications should be sent
(prepaid) to the following address.
ACM Order Department
P.O. Box 64145
Baltimore, MD 21264
Major credit cards are accepted. There is a handling charge for
all orders. Proof of membership must be provided to obtain
member prices. Consult the ACM Publications Catalog for complete
details before ordering.
January 15, 1989