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Digital archiving and the present

In this week’s Economist Richard Ovendon Bodley’s Librarian argues that We must fight to preserve digital information. Bodley’s Librarian is the librarian for the University of Oxford and this large library has many complex and valuable archival resources so it is to be expected that he will see the task and the responsibility as falling heavily to the role and the expertise of librarians and archivists. But he rightly points out that the project that we now face is

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Archive Flashbacks - Week Two

Welcome to the second week of Archive Flashbacks! This week we bring you a film review from renowned magazine Sight & Sound, a selection of poems from the very first issue of PN Review and a contentious article from BBC Wildlife Magazine.

Sight & Sound — March 2019

In the Groove for Love

Check out Barry Jenkins’s new film “If Beale Street Could Talk”, the first English-language feature adaptation of a James Baldwin novel, telling the tale of a young black … Keep Reading

Interview with the Librarian – Volume 6

In Volume Six of IwtL (not so catchy), we have the pleasure of speaking with Alex Wheeler of Manchester Metropolitan University.

Trivia

Last week’s question — What is the smallest book in the world?

Well, my clue last week somewhat misleading… I thought it was Old King Cole, but it turns out there is always a smaller book! Teeny Ted from Turnip Town is the smallest book in the world. Created by Nano Imaging Laboratory of Simon Fraser University, its … Keep Reading

Archive Flashbacks — Week One

Welcome to another new regular feature from the Exact Editions team — Archive Flashbacks! We thought that with so much content at our fingertips it would be a shame not to share some of it with you.

This will be happening every Monday so make sure to check in and start your week with some fresh reading material. We will be jumping from modern art to botany, from prize-winning literature to the history of the Catholic Church. Articles will be … Keep Reading

Interview with the Librarian – Volume 5

In Volume Five we’re speaking to Lana Bittman from Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.

Trivia

Last week’s question — Which library houses the Devil’s Bible?

The Codex Gigas which in English means Giant Book, is the largest medieval manuscript in the world, at a length of 92 cm (36 in). Famous for its full-page portrait of the devil the book is housed in the Swedish Royal Library in Stockholm.

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