The University of Iowa Special Collections & University Archives now has a Tumblr. Simply being able to use the world’s most unusable Web service is pretty awesome in my view, but it gets even more awesome — this particular Tumblr is dedicated to their ongoing work in digitising the vast James L. “Rusty” Hevelin Collection — vintage pulps, rare fanzines, fan convention materials and science fiction books. The collection is being unboxed, shelved and methodically scanned with library-quality scanners. It’s my understanding that professional practice means that the covers and tables-of-contents of each issue are first scanned, to serve as a sort of locational/visual index to the collection.

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