[Msa-discuss] Cover-to-Cover Project

Sean Latham sean-latham at utulsa.edu
Thu Jul 17 10:50:09 EDT 2008


I'd like to draw your attention to a new cataloging and bibliographic  
initiative associated with the Modernist Journals Project.  The Brown  
University Library, in conjunction with the Center for Research  
Libraries, has launched the Cover-to-Cover Project.  It asks  
libraries to survey their physical holdings of key twentieth-century  
magazines.  As you know, most catalogs record runs of bound  
periodicals, but in the process of binding original covers,  
advertising pages, and even some editorial content were discarded.   
As a result, there is a considerable hole in the archive that the MJP  
is trying to identify and repair with its digital editions.  Doing  
so, however, means identifying institutions that actually hold  
undamaged runs of magazines.

You can find a more complete description of this project online here:  

I hope you'll take a look at this site, urge your own libraries to  
participate, and share this link with other librarians and archivists  
who might be able to assist us.

If you are unfamiliar with the Modernist Journals Project, you can  
visit it here: www.modjourn.org.


Sean Latham
Associate Professor of English
Director, Modernist Journals Project
Editor, James Joyce Quarterly
Director, Graduate Program in English
University of Tulsa

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