Article on Salman Rushdie's digital archives wins national award

Published 06-28-2011

Mary Loftus

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Emory Magazine associate editor Mary Loftus’s story, “The Author’s Desktop,” won a 2011 national CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education) award as one of the best articles of the year in higher education. The article was about Emory Libraries’ acquisition of the Salman Rushdie archives and his old computers, representing a new frontier in scholarly media archiving. It also detailed how the digital archives team at MARBL (Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library) is blazing the trail for the way born-digital materials will be preserved and made available for research and scholarship in the future.

“This was a complex story about an institutional initiative--albeit a pioneering and strategic one--and we are especially pleased that it caught the judges' attention,” says Emory Magazine editor Paige Parvin. “Mary worked hard to make the subject interesting and accessible. That CASE recognized both the magnitude and precedent of the Rushdie digital archives, and Mary's fine writing and reporting, is a real triumph.”

Read the article and sidebar Q&A with Rushdie.

Congratulations, Mary! We’re thrilled, and we thank you for helping us spread the word about our efforts in the digital archiving field.