With a lawsuit well underway against Google for their Google Print project, the search engine’s decision to digitize the contents of major libraries has raised questions about the merits and disadvantages of the Internet’s role in the propagation of printed matter. Regardless of where you stand on the issue, one exhibit on the Collections Canada website could be seen as a big advantage.
Tales from the Vault!: Canadian Pulp Fiction, 1940-1952 is an online exhibit dedicated to — what else? — Canadian pulp magazines and the industry and politics surrounding them. Illustrated by old covers of magazines that are part of a collection held by Library Archives Canada, the exhibit shows and discusses the then-popular treatment of women, ethnic minorities, and national identity, providing tonnes o’ fun book titles along the way.
Thanks to BookNinja.com for the link.
Click here to access the exhibit