A Newly-Open Archive: Baseball Digest

A newly-open archive: Baseball Digest. From the front page: “As fans await the return of Baseball on the field, Baseball Digest has unlocked its archive and made its complete inventory of more than 800 issues from 1942 through 2019 available to baseball fans at no cost online. We hope during these unprecedented times this may, in some small way, help fill the void until we can all return to the ballpark.”

CNET: Marvel and DC grind to a halt due to coronavirus lockdown

CNET: Marvel and DC grind to a halt due to coronavirus lockdown. “Both Marvel and DC have delayed their April 1 comic releases due to the coronavirus outbreak. Following distributor Diamond’s decision to stop shipping print comics to retailers last week, the two publishers opted to stop or cut back on their digital releases as well, as previously reported by CNET sister site Comicbook.com.”

New York Times: ‘Emergency’ Online Library Draws Ire of Some Authors

New York Times: ‘Emergency’ Online Library Draws Ire of Some Authors. “After NPR and The New Yorker ran reports praising the National Emergency Library (the headline over the historian Jill Lepore’s essay in The New Yorker called it “a gift to readers everywhere”), several prominent writers, including Colson Whitehead, took to social media to condemn the project.” I just checked to see if any of my books are in the Emergency Library. Several of them are. If you want to read them you go right ahead. They’re old but I recommend WEB SEARCH GARAGE and INFORMATION TRAPPING as they’re more philosophical (how I search and more importantly how I think about search)

Vintage Guitar: Vintage Guitar Opens Large Digital Back Issue Archives to All

Vintage Guitar: Vintage Guitar Opens Large Digital Back Issue Archives to All. “Subscribers to Vintage Guitar enjoy access to the magazine’s online digital archive of every complete issue going back to 2013. Now, to celebrate our 400th issue and help entertain homebound guitarists worldwide, we are waiving the subscription requirement and making the entire archive available to everyone for the next two months (ends May 31, 20120.)”

“Total annihilation”: Coronavirus may just be the end for many alt-weeklies (NiemanLab)

NiemanLab: “Total annihilation”: Coronavirus may just be the end for many alt-weeklies . “COVID-19 is ‘a nearly perfect weapon against alternative weeklies.’ In dozens of cities, papers are asking for donations, laying off staff, or abandoning print as social distancing dries up their revenue streams.”

Hampshire Chronicle: Nine decades of Winchester Cathedral Record goes online

Hampshire Chronicle: Nine decades of Winchester Cathedral Record goes online. “The Friends of Winchester Cathedral have published The Winchester Cathedral Record annually since 1931. Every edition has now been scanned and placed online in a new open access as part of the Friends’ 90th anniversary celebration next year.”

Neowin: Google and the City of Antwerp will digitize over 100,000 books and release them for free

Neowin: Google and the City of Antwerp will digitize over 100,000 books and release them for free. “In an effort to preserve some of the world’s literary history, Google has partnered with the City of Antwerp to digitize over 100,000 books that were originally published from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries. The books are coming from a couple of sources – the Plantin-Moretus Museum and the Hendrik Conscience Heritage Library.”