“Hands On: Producing the Stainforth Library of Women’s Writing,” for Dartmouth College Library (4-7-15)

List of Links for Part II of Talk: Shared Google Doc is here. Shared Google Drive folder with sub-folders for data, edited content, guidelines, and our sub-projects, like the mapping project. There are many aspects of Google Drive that make me regret the decision to use it for our files. Transcription Guidelines, with editing transcription…

The Stainforth Digital Library Under Construction, for the Arts & Humanities Resource Center “Gear Up” 2015 (Dartmouth 1-22-15)

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I was asked to present the Stainforth Digital Library of Women Writers at today’s “Gear Up” DH event, sponsored by the Arts & Humanities Resource Center at Dartmouth. The goal of this event was to educate faculty regarding DH project ideas, processes, opportunities, the people who are involved in them, and what they can produce.…

Francis John Stainforth: A Biographical Sketch

[first published on CU-Boulder University Libraries Special Collections website] Preface Knowledge of Francis John Stainforth’s life enables a more thorough understanding of the important private library of women’s writing that he collected. A larger project is underway in which we strive to answer more questions about Stainforth’s collections, personal life, and education, for instance, what…

5 Stainforth bookplates found at the Newberry

We recently found 5 books with Stainforth bookplates in the Newberry’s catalog. One of the gems in this find is a collection of poems by Ann Murry (1755-1816). Murry is a little-known writer without an entry in either the ODNB or Orlando, but she does have a short bio on the Spenserians website, found here.…

2 More Stainforth Books Located at UVA

This evening, I found two new Stainforth books located in UVA’s Small Special Collections online catalog. Once more, it is Stainforth’s bookplates in library provenance metadata that enables us to search for his books and locate his exact copies in online library catalogs. Today’s catch includes: Robinson, Mary Darby. The poetical works of the late…