Digital Roundup – May 2017
Peg Bessette Knight
New Digital Collection in 2017
We wanted to take a minute to update you on our many projects at NA Publishing, and to introduce our newest digital collection: Left of Liberalism: Marxist-Socialist Newspapers, 1900-2015.
From The Masses: Turning one’s back on public opinion and ‘defending’ borders, 1927 style. We anticipate increased research interest in alternative ways of organizing society. What about you?
Ongoing Project Updates
- Publishers Weekly Digital Archive (1872-2013) is progressing nicely, and is approximately 75% live. Our estimates tell us that this collection will weigh in at nearly 650,000 pages upon completion. We were excited to find some fascinating material in PW to support researchers interested in women’s studies earlier this year. Revolving around the groundbreaking feminist classic, Our Bodies, Ourselves, check out the story “Our Bodies, Ourselves, Our Determination to Know” here if you missed our March issue.
- Music Magazine Archives is growing! With collections in Rock, Folk, and Hip Hop & Rap, this offering is proving to be a powerful lens into the late 20th and early 21st
- will not only include the original CREEM magazine, but we are also able to include some very rare “Extra CREEM” issues thanks to collaboration with the Birmingham Museum. Speaking of the Birmingham Museum, we are proud to be volunteering our time to help with their forthcoming “Creem Revisited” concert on June 10th, 2017.
- MMA: Folk continues to add new content, and serves as a perfect complement to MMA: Rock, revealing a politically charged counterculture whose agenda seems as relevant today as it did during the Folk Revival of the 1960s. Covering pioneers such as Guthrie and Seeger as well as active musicians such as Ani Di Franco, this collection and its nearly 20 titles provides insight into the music of activism.
- MMA: Hip Hop & Rap gains momentum as our title list continues to build. We are particularly excited about the addition of Wax Poetics, the eclectic quarterly that covers Hip Hop and Rap, as well as jazz, funk, and soul. From Charles Mingus to Prince to Easy Mo Bee, they’ve got it covered.
Famous Musician Birthdays
March 3, 1919-2014
March 5, 1988
March 13, 1950
May 24, 1941
May 24, 1944