First as Shadow, then as Farce
Has YBZ taken over publishing the Genizah series? Or are people just not publishing with Brill if they can at all avoid it? In any case, two new Genizah books out from YBZ. And if I may just be permitted: Woo hoo! The Halfon archive has *finally* been published!
The Weekday Amidah in Cairo Genizah Prayerbooks
The India Book, vol. 4
This new digital Genizah project looks smashing:
The Rabat Genizah Project
Historical collections of manuscripts located at Al-Jazzar mosque library in Acre
This highly polemical argument against digitization (or, rather, digitisation, since it appears in the TLS) has generated a lot of conversation on Twitter and in real life. Yes, there is value to learning from the real things, but better digital than nothing, no?
And if you needed any proof that digitization is both good and good for scholarship, take a look at this, which is part of the Endangered Archives Project at the British Library, the target of most of the vitriol in the previous piece:
Who is going to reshelve all of these?
World Record-Breaking Domino Chain Falls
Why bother resolving, though, when you can just throw out everything that was published before 2003?
Do you read any of the books you weed?