"Too Much to Read: Scrapbooks and How People Managed Information before the Internet"
Nineteenth-century Americans created scrapbooks to document, share, critique, and participate in a rapidly changing world of information overload. Like us, they felt overwhelmed by the written material in their lives. Their ways of coping with data and paper offer new ways to understand the history of LexisNexis, bookmarks, Google, and other methods of managing textual abundance. Of interest to technologists, media historians, digital humanists, librarians - and scrapbookers!
ISIS Tech and New Media Speaker Series
Thurs. Oct 25, 2012. Duke University, 12:30-1:30PM
Smith Warehouse, Bay 4, Room C105,“The Garage.”
Ellen Gruber Garvey is a Professor in the Department of English at New Jersey City University and the author of Writing with Scissors: American Scrapbooks from the Civil War to the Harlem Renaissance. OUP, 2012.
Assistant Research Professor,
Department of Art, Art History & Visual
Studies Program Director, Information Science + Information Studies Duke University Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Visit the website at http://isis.duke.edu/events
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