Book Lovers Fear Dim Future for Notes in the Margins
“People will always find a way to annotate electronically,” said G. Thomas Tanselle, a former vice president of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and an adjunct professor of English at Columbia University. “But there is the question of how it is going to be preserved. And that is a problem now facing collections libraries.
The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has announced its 181 Fellows for 2012. Quite a few literary fellows, but amazingly there are more of my high school classmates (one) among the Fellows than authors under review at the c... Read Post
A story about marginalia in today’s New York Times, Book Lovers Fear Dim Future for Notes in the Margins, opens with an account of a rare and otherwise undistinguished book that’s valuable only because Mark Twain scribbled in its ma... Read Post
Locked in a climate-controlled vault at the Newberry Library here, a volume titled “The Pen and the Book” can be studied only under the watch of security cameras. The book, about making a profit in publishing, scarcely qualifies as ... Read Post