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21 Jun 2011

Accessing the DLC from a Distance?

By | 2017-02-05T21:15:24+00:00 Tue, Jun 21, 2011|Community|

My previous posts on The Deena Larsen Collection (DLC) focused on visiting the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) in person and interacting with the collection physically. While at MITH I read through early versions of the poems in Marble Springs, I loaded 20-year-old diskettes into a 20-year-old computer (and crossed my fingers),

13 Jun 2011

Hands on the DLC: Finding and Finding Aids

By | 2017-02-05T21:15:24+00:00 Mon, Jun 13, 2011|Community|

“…it is a true hybrid collection. It is not just a collection of digital materials.” MITH Associate Director Matt Kirschenbaum Before opening the display cases, you will be shown to the three-ring binder with The Deena Larsen Collection Finding Aid, if you haven’t already accessed the electronic copy (scroll down to “The Collection Finding Aid”

6 Jun 2011

The Deena Larsen Collection as a Research Test Bed

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“We were interested in the collection as a research test bed and so we wanted a set of born-digital materials we could actually work with, that a student could work with…” MITH Associate Director Matt Kirschenbaum When you come to visit The Deena Larsen Collection (DLC), you will be shown five well organized glass cases,

31 May 2011

Visiting the Deena Larsen Collection

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“Collecting and hoarding, it turns out, are very important activities, since too few of our cultural institutions and repositories are yet engaged with acquiring and saving the rich and various creative legacy we have inherited from the first generation of personal computing.” (About the DLC) In mid-April I had the distinct pleasure of visiting the