Wednesday, May 21, 2014

importance of authors' notebooks

In a seeming departure from all that is cyber news, and yet is not, because it is prompted by the National Library of the UK digitizing numerous materials of major authors, here is an interesting column about the continuing importance of ever evolving notebooks used by authors to gather ideas, notes, and inspiration. There are some fun images and notations. The written word is not dead, nor is the use of paper, for some. But, the important bit is that there are always notes that will be taken and kept in whatever format that serve to inspire and remind. And some of these notes, in whatever format, will end up in archives for archivists to process, catalog, house, keep safe, and provide access to for researchers. To read more click here http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-27468949

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