posted by [personal profile] jwbrett1 at 07:52pm on 19/08/2013
Hi! It’s been a while since we exchanged e-mails, but I wanted to let you know that here at Texas A&M we’re starting to move forward on actually building the Mina de Malfois Archive, where (hopefully) all the products of the Minaverse can live forever. I think I managed to make the rest of the team that will be working on this pretty excited – we’d already been working on archiving digitized fanzines, so they understood something about fannish culture already, but they all really had a ball with the meta nature of the Minaverse.
As we proceed, I’ll be happy to give you periodic updates, and of course I’ll let you know when the whole thing is ready to go. Obviously we won’t archive anything for which we don’t have permissions, so if you want to…um…gently encourage writers to get in touch with me and let me know that they’re OK with this project, I would deeply appreciate it.
Oh, I did have a quick question – I’m trying to get something like an exact number of MDM stories. Do you know, offhand, how many stories the Mina corpus has in total?
Thanks, Mina! I really love your work and I’m glad we have the chance to create a permanent digital archive for it.