For the Second Edition, in Materials Characterization Vol.36, #3, March 1996, pp.105-149, I added:
"The author has not ceased to wonder at the evolution of the literature on this subject; the present edition has grown to 975 entries, which bears testimony to the very dynamic continuing growth of microscopy and materiallography. Inspection of newly added keywords also shows the direction of this evolution: in particular, topics related to the many exciting new scanning microscopies, and all computer-based techniques are the main avenues of present research. Two new groups of publications have been added: an effort has been made to include the large universe of the Proceedings (or similarly titled volumes) from the many meetings where new developments first surface; and it was thought useful to list the Journals (as periodicals) which deal with Materials Microscopy. Again, no claim can be made for completeness, and the author once more would appreciate receiving input from the readers.
BibMic has probably reached the stage where further growth "on paper" will become unwieldy. In keeping with the growth of computerization, its insertion in cyberspace is being contemplated, to allow it to be accessed and perused with popularly available search engines."