Austin Fanzine Project

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About

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The Austin Fanzine Project started as a relatively straightforward digitization and transcription project intended to improve access to the documents of a recently-historical subculture – the Austin, Texas underground music scene of the 1990s. The project has blossomed into a sandbox for creative experimentation with digital archives and digital humanities methods and tools. To date the project volunteers have digitized fanzines and posted the resulting downloadable files; researched digital archives best practices and crafted project policies; experimented with crowd-sourced transcription and indexing using new open-source software; and explored ways to virtually visualize the connections in real-life communities via maps, e-books, and audio tours. The digitized material has already proved useful for a variety of uses including, most recently, a collaboration with the Early Modern OCR Project. To follow the Austin Fanzine Project’s progress, follow the blog, friend us on Facebook &/or follow us on Twitter. You can help out by transcribing fanzines from home in your spare time!

Works

Geek Weekly #1

fanzine published in Austin, TX (Fall 1994)

12 pages: 83% indexed, 100% transcribed

Geek Weekly #10

Cover, 2 ... 32, 31

32 pages: 0% indexed, 19% transcribed

Geek Weekly #2 [November Food'n'Fun issue]

This is a fanzine published in Austin, TX in November 1994.

28 pages: 71% indexed, 75% transcribed

Geek Weekly #3

1, 2 ... 32, 31

32 pages: 53% indexed, 63% transcribed

Geek Weekly #4

1, 2 ... 64, 63

64 pages: 17% indexed, 17% transcribed

Geek Weekly #6

1, 2 ... 44, 43

44 pages: 0% indexed, 20% transcribed

Geek Weekly #8

1, 2 ... 40, 39

40 pages: 0% indexed, 3% transcribed

Geek Weekly #9

1, 2 ... 56, 55

56 pages: 0% indexed, 0% transcribed

Subject Categories

Actors/Actresses, Artists, Bands, Businesses, Dates, Fictional Characters, Movies, Musicians, Organizations, People, Places, Publications, Record Labels, Record Stores, Things, Title, Titles, Venues, Writers