“A broken pipe on Saturday morning sent water cascading into the morgue — the storage area where The Times keeps its immense collection of historical photos, along with newspaper clippings, microfilm records, books and other archival material — causing minor damage and raising significant alarm. And it raised the question of how in the digital age — and in the prohibitive Midtown Manhattan real estate market — can some of the company’s most precious physical assets and intellectual property be safely and reasonably stored?” (Via NYT)
“Vintage ads that appeared in The New York Times are getting their own digital archive that will live on the Times’ website. Called Madison in reference to Madison Avenue, the archive is expected to go live Tuesday and, at the onset, include every print ad from every edition of the Times in the 1960s. “It invites people to view an important part of our cultural history,” said Alexis Lloyd, creative director at The New York Times Research and Development Lab, which created Madison.
But the Times is inviting readers to do more than just view the ads. It’s also asking readers to help shape the archive by sifting through the ads, identifying them and even transcribing their text.” (via Advertising Age)
New York Times – “In â€œLove and Consequences,â€ a critically acclaimed memoir published last week, Margaret B. Jones wrote about her life as a half-white, half-Native American girl growing up in South Central Los Angeles as a foster child who ran drugs for members of the Bloods, an infamous gang. The authorâ€™s biography on the back flap says she graduated from the University of Oregon.”
New York Times – â€œWhat do you think? You get social or academic brownie points for deliberately staying out of touch with your own culture?â€
Kottke has a link, but I’m getting a “Service Unavailable”. Sad.
I used the Proquest service last week and got an “OMG!!!” from an attorney. Pretty cool!
Scoble says: “[T]he problem is that most people wonâ€™t understand this cause it looks too simple.”
Clark Hoyt – “The New York Times best-seller list is a powerful and mysterious institution that both reports and drives the sales of books around the nation”