QUESTION: Digitization and archive funding for radicals

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I'm part of a collective that produces independent media about a radical movement. We're about to approach a labor library at a private university about accepting physical and electronic files into their collection. We'd like to see these items not only be available to scholars, however, but also to be digitized so we can link to them from our own site and allow remotely located activists access to this history. We understand that the archive will be more likely to accept our collection if we have some funding attached to it. So, I have a few questions:

1. Are there sources of funding for radical history archival?

2. What is the protocol for approaching the archive about digitization? Will they be weird about our desire to make the collection visible on our website?

Thanks for any insight you can provide.

Artsts + Researchers (Boston/11.19.2010)

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"The US Social Forum and Librarians: A Report-Back" in Library Manifesto

I have a piece about our work at the 2010 U.S. Social Forum in the latest Library Manifesto. I met the editor, Natalie Pantoja, a few years ago when she came to some Books Through Bars sessions -- now she's an LIS student in NYC, and this is one of her projects!

QUESTION: What kind of questions are asked at demonstrations

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I read your article in the IFLA Journal 35 in 2009. What still is not clear to me about the work of radical reference: What kind of questions are asked at demonstration and other political events? First people have to recognize you, but what happens with you at these events afterwards? Could you supply sample questions?
Thank you very much!

QUESTION: Prisons

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About a month ago I read an article on the CBC website announcing the Tories plans to fund prison expansion.
Part of the $155.5 million, $60 million to be exact, is going to fund new beds. Here is the link to the article for more specific information: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2010/10/06/toews-prison-construction.html
My question is who is building these beds? What company?

Thanks,
Nasrin

QUESTION: Zapatista women and IT

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I am doing a project about the Zapatista's use of IT (mostly the internet). I am interested in finding information on how women in the Zapatistas have used IT or how they have been involved in its use in the Zapatista movement.

QUESTION: Vietnam

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What was President Eisenhower's foreign policies regarding Vietnam.

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QUESTION: Need statistics on poor, women of color single parents in writing/publishing for grant

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I am looking for facts and statistics on mothers of color, low income, single mothers and publishing (vs. white, middle class, male) in order to show why a grant to fund low income, single mothers, and mothers of color writing.

oh my goodness, thats kinda incoherent, isn't it? my writing skills are sad. I need some good hard facts and figures on the disparages between male and women, women and mothers, mothers of color and white mothers, etc. in the publishing world and who gets published. to help build a proposal so we could have some writers grant to do one part of helping our anthology be able to center these voices better. to fund babysitters and other necessities for great voices out there so they have more of a chance to submit to our anthology as well, is just one part, in addressing this.
-its a long shot, I'm aplying for a local thing due oct. 15
-statistics are always one of my weak points. please help :)

is there a statistic that shows the amount of white people and males and people with money writing about marginalized voices vs. the writing that is published from these groups. Can you turn this quote into a statistic:

"when a White person writes a book from Black characters’ points-of-view it gets on the best sellers list. Then you have Black people writing about the same thing and they can’t get a deal. They can’t get a book contract." - Terry McMillan

QUESTION: Our Secret Century

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I would like to view several of the separate documentaries that make up the series, Our Secret Century. However, I can't find these documentaries anywhere, for purchase or on the Prelinger archive (the archive has great individual ephemeral videos, but not the 80 minute titles like The Rainbow is Yours). Is there somewhere I could go to buy, rent, or access these wonderful videos?

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