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A Presence Library

The Reanimation Library was established in order to:
build a collection of resources that inspire the production of new creative work
pan for gold in the sediment of print culture
emphasize the visual content of books
encourage collaboration among human beings
call attention to the generative potential of libraries
contribute to our cultural commons and gift economy
explore pathways between digital and analog worlds

You are invited to join the library in these endeavors.

Rounding out the library themed trifecta of posts is the Reanimation Library.

thanks Katie!

About U b u W e b

And yet . . . it could vanish any day. Beggars can’t be choosers and we gladly take whatever is offered to us. We don’t run on the most stable of servers or on the swiftest of machines; crashes eat into the archive on a periodic basis; sometimes the site as a whole goes down for days; occasionally the army of volunteers dwindles to a team of one. But that’s the beauty of it: UbuWeb is vociferously anti-institutional, eminently fluid, refusing to bow to demands other than what we happen to be moved by at a specific moment, allowing us flexibility and the ability to continually surprise our audience . . . and even ourselves.

Kenneth Goldsmith on the complexities of operating an archive that is free and open to all.