Dark Archives

Dozens of such books live on in the world’s most famous libraries and museums. Dark Archives exhumes their origins and brings to life the doctors, murderers, and indigents whose lives are sewn together in this disquieting collection.

Dark Archives

Dark Archives

On bookshelves around the world, surrounded by ordinary books bound in paper and leather, rest other volumes of a distinctly strange and grisly sort: those bound in human skin. Would you know one if you held it in your hand? In Dark Archives, Megan Rosenbloom seeks out the historic and scientific truths behind anthropodermic bibliopegy—the practice of binding books in this most intimate covering. Dozens of such books live on in the world’s most famous libraries and museums. Dark Archives exhumes their origins and brings to life the doctors, murderers, and indigents whose lives are sewn together in this disquieting collection. Along the way, Rosenbloom tells the story of how her team of scientists, curators, and librarians test rumored anthropodermic books, untangling the myths around their creation and reckoning with the ethics of their custodianship. A librarian and journalist, Rosenbloom is a member of The Order of the Good Death and a cofounder of their Death Salon, a community that encourages conversations, scholarship, and art about mortality and mourning. In Dark Archives—captivating and macabre in all the right ways—she has crafted a narrative that is equal parts detective work, academic intrigue, history, and medical curiosity: a book as rare and thrilling as its subject.

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Dark Archives
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Megan Rosenbloom
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-10-20 - Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

On bookshelves around the world, surrounded by ordinary books bound in paper and leather, rest other volumes of a distinctly strange and grisly sort: those bound in human skin. Would you know one if you held it in your hand? In Dark Archives, Megan Rosenbloom seeks out the historic and
The Handbook of Archival Practice
Language: en
Pages: 510
Authors: Patricia C. Franks
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-09-12 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

Here is a complete reference guide to the activities that identify various stages of archival practice. Among the environmental topics to be addressed from a practitioner’s standpoint are legal, regulatory, political, economic, organizational culture, professional, social, and ethical influences.
Dark Archive
Language: en
Pages: 152
Authors: Laura Mullen
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-03-29 - Publisher: Univ of California Press

Dark archive: The purpose of a dark archive is to function as a repository for information that can be used as a failsafe during disaster recovery. Laura Mullen’s fourth collection is a sequence of beautifully interrelated poems that explores how to accurately represent the reality of change and loss. Mullen
The Dark Archive
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Genevieve Cogman
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-11-26 - Publisher: Pan Macmillan

A mysterious archive. A powerful enemy. And a cunning plan. Danger is part of the day job for a Librarian spy. So Irene’s hoping for a relaxing weekend. However, her jaunt to Guernsey proves no such thing. Instead of retrieving a rare book, she’s almost assassinated, Kai is poisoned and
Digital Curation for Libraries and Archives
Language: en
Pages: 246
Authors: Stacy T. Kowalczyk
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-06-29 - Publisher: ABC-CLIO

An up-to-date examination of the evolving field of digital curation and its important place in libraries, covering the major technical, social, and organizational issues surrounding curation for libraries, archives, and other information-based organizations. • Supplies a practical and much-needed guide on an emerging and dynamic field for librarians • Gives