Scanner darkly: unpopularization in the Burney Newspaper Collection

dc.contributor.authorLanning, Katie
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-15T17:34:47Z
dc.date.available2021-02-15T17:34:47Z
dc.date.issued2021-01-18
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dc.description.abstractThis essay explores the paradox of inaccessibility in popular archives. Often understood as democratizing, even digital databases of popular literature ironically contain a series of barriers: an extraordinary paywall and frequent image-quality issues that render some texts illegible. Popularity relies on access. What happens to popular literature when its access is constricted? As we recognize the movement of archives towards collections of popular cultures, we must likewise understand the ways in which access to these cultures is still denied in ways antithetical to their original forms and uses. Using The 17th and 18th Centuries Burney Newspaper Database as a case study, this paper investigates how digitized archives unpopularize historically popular texts and what access might look like in a true archive of popularity.en_US
dc.identifier.citationLanning, K. (2020). Scanner darkly: Unpopularization in the burney newspaper collection. Archives and Records, 41(3), 215-235. doi:10.1080/23257962.2020.1810004en_US
dc.identifier.issn2325-7962
dc.identifier.issn2325-7989
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.1080/23257962.2020.1810004
dc.identifier.urihttps://soar.wichita.edu/handle/10057/19797
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesArchives and Records: The Journal of the Archives and Records Association (Archives and Records);Vol. 41, Iss. 3
dc.rights.holder© 2020 Archives and Records Association.en_US
dc.subjectPopular cultureen_US
dc.subjectpopular archiveen_US
dc.subjecteighteenth centuryen_US
dc.subjectperiodicalsen_US
dc.subjectdigitizationen_US
dc.titleScanner darkly: unpopularization in the Burney Newspaper Collectionen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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