Princeton University Library posted a very exciting announcement today on the MSA listserv. It’s terrific news for all interested in magazines, modernism, and magazine modernisms in particular. Here’s the announcement:
The Princeton University Library is pleased to announce the launch of the Blue Mountain Project, an open-access digital thematic research collection of avant-garde art, music and literary periodicals (1848-1923). Drawing together rare material from Princeton’s Art, Music and Rare Books libraries, the Blue Mountain Project will provide high-quality digital images as well as full-text searching, deep indexing of content, detailed metadata and descriptive essays to a broad audience.
With generous support from the NEH, the Blue Mountain Project will make 34 titles available over the next two years. A full list of these periodicals – which are in English, German, French, Danish, Dutch, Hungarian, Czech and Russian – can be found on the Blue Mountain project page: http://library.princeton.edu/projects/bluemountain.
Please check the website periodically as we make the journals available, and visit our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/BlueMountainProject) or subscribe to our Twitter feed (@bmtnproj) for news and updates about Blue Mountain progress.
Scholars interested in using Blue Mountain materials are encouraged to contact us for collaboration. We will hold a conference at Princeton in Fall 2013, bringing together researchers, curators, librarians and technologists to discuss methods of research and teaching with digitized periodicals.
The Blue Mountain Project can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org