FANZINES FOREVER: Science fiction fanzines to be digitized as part of major UI initiative. Do you remember mimeograph machines, spirit duplicators, and hectographs? Amateur Press Associations (APAs)? Waiting around while fanzines were collated? A surprisingly large number of the old fanzines have survived over the decades. For example, the Eaton Fanzine Collection at UC Riverside has more than 100,000 issues. The University of Iowa owns the James L. “Rusty” Hevelin Fanzine Collection with 10,00 issues. This week the university announced that it will digitize the fanzine collection to establish a full-text searchable fanzine resource. Back in the day who woulda thunk it?
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