mina_de_malfois: (Default)
mina_de_malfois ([personal profile] mina_de_malfois) wrote2013-02-20 09:13 am
Entry tags:

Mina de Malfois and the Fandom Preservation Project

By now some of you will already know about the archive at Texas A&M University (TAMU) including Minaverse stuff in its "Digital Repository." Having finally remembered how to log in, I just thought I should make sure everyone knows *I* know, and approve and all.

So, yeah. It's come full circle; I can only assume Arc is somehow behind this project.
amber: ⌠ ART ⊹ Panda&Girl ⌡ (Default)

[personal profile] amber 2013-02-22 12:00 am (UTC)(link)
Oh my god, Mina goes recursive!

thanks from TAMU

[personal profile] jwbrett 2013-06-10 01:31 pm (UTC)(link)
Dear Mina,

Hi! I'm Jeremy Brett, the processing/fannish archivist at Texas A&M University. Morgan Dawn and I are, as you know, collaborating on creating a permanent digital collection (or as permanent as we can hope to get in the digital world, I suppose) for your work and those of others in the Minaverse. I just wanted to drop you an e-mail, introduce myself, and say hi.

I'm really excited about TAMU being the repository for your work, especially because I think the whole Minaverse is an amazing example of collaborative creative fannish effort and a wonderful window into the fannish mindset (one of them, anyway).

Thanks so much for writing it all in the first place, and thanks also for letting us keep it safe for the future.

Be well, Mina. Feel free to get in touch with me with any questions or comments, or anything else.

Jeremy

Jeremy Brett, C.A.
Assistant Professor and Processing Archivist
Cushing Memorial Library and Archives
Texas A&M University
5000 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-5000

jwbrett@library.tamu.edu
(979) 845-1951

You deserve a longer letter than this; but it is my unhappy fate seldom to treat people so well as they deserve.

-Jane Austen to her sister Cassandra, December 24, 1798

Re: thanks from TAMU

[personal profile] jwbrett 2013-06-10 11:16 pm (UTC)(link)
Hi, Mina! (aka Carla, aka Carlanime - yeah, yeah, you know what, let's go with that one: I like that one best) Thanks so much for your sweet reply - it's really great to be in touch with you.

I'll be happy to keep you posted in the project as we go, and I'll be interested to hear what you're up to in future fannish incarnations!

Be well,
Jeremy

More word from TAMU

[personal profile] jwbrett1 2013-08-19 07:52 pm (UTC)(link)
Dear Mina,

Hi! It’s been a while since we exchanged e-mails, but I wanted to let you know that here at Texas A&M we’re starting to move forward on actually building the Mina de Malfois Archive, where (hopefully) all the products of the Minaverse can live forever. I think I managed to make the rest of the team that will be working on this pretty excited – we’d already been working on archiving digitized fanzines, so they understood something about fannish culture already, but they all really had a ball with the meta nature of the Minaverse.

As we proceed, I’ll be happy to give you periodic updates, and of course I’ll let you know when the whole thing is ready to go. Obviously we won’t archive anything for which we don’t have permissions, so if you want to…um…gently encourage writers to get in touch with me and let me know that they’re OK with this project, I would deeply appreciate it.

Oh, I did have a quick question – I’m trying to get something like an exact number of MDM stories. Do you know, offhand, how many stories the Mina corpus has in total?

Thanks, Mina! I really love your work and I’m glad we have the chance to create a permanent digital archive for it.

Take care,
Jeremy

Re: More word from TAMU

[personal profile] jwbrett1 2013-08-27 03:13 pm (UTC)(link)

Hi, Mina! 65-ish sounds like a nice reasonable number. Right now what we have are all the stories you yourself wrote, plus those from several others in the Minaverse, so something like 30 stories in all. Obviously we don’t want to archive and allow access to stories for which we don’t have permission, so we would like, obviously, to get all the Minaverse authors on board officially.

Thanks for being so amenable to this, Mina! We’re still having a lot of fun with this project – and you may or may not be happy to know that before long Mina de Malfois will not only be a BNF and inspiration to many, but enshrined in the Library of Congress as an authority record. Kind of geekily exciting, yes? ☺

Take care, Mina. Stay in touch!

Jeremy

Jeremy Brett, C.A. Assistant Professor and Processing Archivist Cushing Memorial Library and Archives Texas A&M University 5000 TAMU College Station, TX 77843-5000 jwbrett@library.tamu.edujwbrett@library.tamu.edu (979) 845-1951 You deserve a longer letter than this; but it is my unhappy fate seldom to treat people so well as they deserve. -Jane Austen to her sister Cassandra, December 24, 1798

From: mina_de_malfois - DW Comment [mailto:dw_null@dreamwidth.org] Sent: Monday, August 26, 2013 5:57 PM To: Jeremy Brett Subject: Re: More word from TAMU [ mina_de_malfois - 39201 ]

[Image removed by sender. mina_de_malfois: (Default)]

mina_de_malfoishttp://mina-de-malfois.dreamwidth.org/profile replied to a comment you left in a Dreamwidth entry "Mina de Malfois and the Fandom Preservation Project"http://mina-de-malfois.dreamwidth.org/39201.html. The comment they replied to was:

Dear Mina,

Hi! It’s been a while since we exchanged e-mails, but I wanted to let you know that here at Texas A&M we’re starting to move forward on actually building the Mina de Malfois Archive, where (hopefully) all the products of the Minaverse can live forever. I think I managed to make the rest of the team that will be working on this pretty excited – we’d already been working on archiving digitized fanzines, so they understood something about fannish culture already, but they all really had a ball with the meta nature of the Minaverse.

As we proceed, I’ll be happy to give you periodic updates, and of course I’ll let you know when the whole thing is ready to go. Obviously we won’t archive anything for which we don’t have permissions, so if you want to…um…gently encourage writers to get in touch with me and let me know that they’re OK with this project, I would deeply appreciate it.

Oh, I did have a quick question – I’m trying to get something like an exact number of MDM stories. Do you know, offhand, how many stories the Mina corpus has in total?

Thanks, Mina! I really love your work and I’m glad we have the chance to create a permanent digital archive for it.

Take care, Jeremy The reply was: Subject: Re: More word from TAMU That's...a good question. Okay, let me think: there are the 30-odd stories I wrote (); another dozen or so by other people (listed here http://mina.sapphireisle.org/links.htm); Scifantasy's 15 Case stories (http://scifantasy.dreamwidth.org/tag/case); and 8 works listed at AO3 (http://archiveofourown.org/tags/Mina%20de%20Malfois/works), although at least two of them are listed at the Sapphire Isle page as well.

So...65-ish?

~Carla

From here you can:

Re: More word from TAMU

(Anonymous) 2013-10-30 01:35 pm (UTC)(link)
Hi, Carla! I wanted to let you know that the Mina de Malfois Archive is ab= out ready to go live: I'll let you know when that happens.

I did have one quick question - do you have publication dates for your three anthologies? I can't seem to find them anywhere.

Be well, Carla.

Jeremy

Jeremy Brett, C.A.
Assistant Professor and Processing Archivist
Cushing Memorial Library and Archives Texas A&M University
5000 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-5000
jwbrett@library.tamu.edu

You deserve a longer letter than this; but it is my unhappy fate seldom to treat people so well as they deserve.

-Jane Austen to her sister Cassandra, December 24, 1798