Tim Parks writes in a May 21, 2014 blog post at the New York Review of Books about literary archives, particularly his own. While much of the piece has tongue very firmly in cheek, Parks has some thoughtful comments, particularly as archives relate to the fame of an author. What has changed is the predictive… Continue reading Tim Parks on the buying and selling (and marketing) of literary archives (NYRB)
Dan Cohen, the newly named Executive Director of the Digital Public Library of America, spoke at NYU’s Humanities Initiative on Thursday, April 4, 2013 about the DPLA. Dan who was closely involved with the development of the scholarly tool Zotero and the exhibition tool for library and museum collections, Omeka. He will be leaving George… Continue reading Dan Cohen Previews the New Digital Public Library of America at NYU
The New York Times tells the disturbing story of an student, helping in the Drew University archives, stealing materials and selling some and keeping others. More disturbing: he had been given a key.
YouTube– Swearing-In of David S. Ferriero as Tenth Archivist of the United States Once you get past the 30 seconds of (very slow playing credits), U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer (who administered the oath) had some nice things to say about documents. (Ferriero moved to NARA from the New York Public Library.)