Operation and Organization
A. Operational Steps
I. The Archive
II. Identify physical Archive locations
(Note: as items are scanned as graphics, original copies are nice to have
but are not absolutely necessary.)
- Identify potential organizations that might support or endorse the
- a. Library of Congress
- b. university libraries
- c. SF clubs and organizations
- d. conventions
- Activity requirements
- a. handle photocopy requests
- b. allow access to zines for research Get archives started
- a. set primary archive
- b. set secondary archives with duplicate originals or copies of everything
III. Contact those with zines in potential danger for donation or copying
- of loss by decay of originals
- of loss by lack of interest or by age/death
- point out that donations to FANAC Inc. are tax deductible
- promote the project to reach wider potential group of fans, especially
those not already known to us, including:
- a. First Fandom
- b. Univ. that are no longer interested in their collections
- c. Promotion by flyer at cons
- d. Promotion in apas
- e. Promotion on-line through news group, mailing lists, email signatures
IV. Identify the most rare items by priority for
- non-acidic physical preservation
- photocopying for other physical archives
- limited access to originals by public.
V. Place items in physical archives.
- original in primary archive
- duplicate or photocopy in other archives
VI. Scan zines for:
- uploading to web
- future OCR
VII. Index zines
- put index on-line and
- link to pages on web
- cross reference to other related material by subject and author.
VIII. Publish lists of newly acquired zines on-line
IX. Make copies available at nominal charge.
X. Publish an annual publication devoted to fanhistory including:
- selected reprints as interest warrants
- new historical articles
B. WWW Site
Concept: Establish the FANAC/MagiCon FanHistory Web Site with two
Area 1: an open location where any fan can upload material they
think would be fanhistorical interest (within legal and tasteful limits)
as text or graphic files. Editors will regularly review uploaded material
to check pertinence and for possible incorporation into the formal section.
Area 2: A more formal area which will be devoted to organized sections
of specialized interest. Each section will have at least 1 editor responsible
- The Book of Conventions: anyone can pull up a form and enter information
about a convention.
- Scanned fanzines - graphic files
- Scanned fanzines - searchable text files
- Fanzine indices hot linked to scanned fanzine material
- Country histories
- Club histories
- Fanzine checklists
- WSFS history
- Worldcon reports
- Photo archives
- Fan Fund histories and reports
- Histories of Fandom - etc.
A. Committee (3 people) to:
B. Committee (3 people) to:
- establish test site
- oversee technical progress of project
- establish staffing requirements
- recruit technical staff
- publicize project
- contact others for support & possible archive sites
- identify and eventually contact potential donors
- recruit editorial staff
II. Editorial Board:
To be set up so that no single person will be responsible for something
that can hold up the entire site.
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