Monday Morning at the WBA

Joe Viscomi, Joe Fletcher, and I are in the office covering our usual Monday tasks. Monday morning is catch-up time at the WBA, when we take care of issues that arose over the weekend on our staff listserv, blake-proj.

Joe F, assistant project manager, is answering email from users who want to license images from the Archive. Today there’s a request from an arts organization in Germany and another one from the Polish National Cultural Center, which is translating and publishing a Polish-language version of W.J.T. Mitchell’s What Do Pictures Want? Here’s Joe, hard at work.

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Joe Viscomi, editor and co-founder of the Archive, is color-correcting a plate from Blake’s Small Book of Designs; the image has never been reproduced in color before, and will eventually join our existing digital edition of the Small Book. (Joe V didn’t want me to take his picture, but you’ll see him later.)

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Ted Scheinman, Archive assistant, stops by to look professorial and represent the analog humanities. What is that strange object he’s carrying?

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I’m catching up on this weekend’s emails from the editors and staff. There are questions about our forthcoming edition of Blake’s Night Thoughts and about the batch of Blake’s letters that we’re about to publish. There are no pictures of me (Ashley Reed, project manager), but here are some shots of our offices. BATS (Blake Archive Team South) occupies three rooms on the fifth floor of Greenlaw Hall on the campus of UNC Chapel Hill.

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(Note the presence of the elusive Joe Viscomi.) The WBA also has offices up at the University of Rochester; I’m hoping they’ll post some photos of their digs later today.

*Edit, 11:54 a.m.: Joe Fletcher has obligingly taken a picture of me. Here I am, Ashley Reed, project manager:

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