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Discommoded by the Archive

Our just-concluded stint as guest editors of Archive Journal’s new issue, entitled “Publishing the Archive,” has proven sobering and instructive, to say the least. Every piece in the issue calls attention to the daunting (and possibly insurmountable) challenges in the digital age of preserving archival materials in an ephemeral medium. Particularly enlightening in this regard

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The New Digital Divide

When we launched Anvil Academic in 2012, two core convictions underlay our strategic vision. One was a belief that building our own publishing platform was folly. We believed that platform development is a multimillion-dollar endeavor that is unduly limiting, time-consuming,  and costly to authors who would have to rework projects composed on other platforms. We

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Beyond Antagonism: At the NFAIS Humanities Roundtable

Last week I had a chance to discuss publishing, digital humanities, and sustainability models with a group from the National Federation for Advanced Information Systems (NFAIS). The meeting, NFAIS’s Humanities Roundtable, included representatives from several scholarly societies, library vendors, and academic libraries. It was an interesting cross-section (and intersection) of fields and trades, but what

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Hot from the Forge: Summer Update

(cc) O.G. Summer’s dog days are a good time to take a few beats and do a little good ol’ fashioned operational assessment. I’ll make things brief, but I do want this to be an honest appraisal and not just a breezy piece of organizational puffery. Right now, Built Upon projects are in the draft

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Archive Issue 4 Deadline Extended!

(cc) Leo Reynolds We’re extending the CFP deadline for our guest-edited issue of Archive to Monday, June 17. If you’ve already started drafting your proposal this should give some welcome breathing room. And, if not…well…get started! To recap, we’re inviting proposals that investigate the possibilities and limits of “publishing the archive.”  Projects can take shape as more traditional

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