First Folios Compared: What’s Next

Sponsored by AM

Recorded on 08/30/2023
Posted in The Authority File

Episode 346

In the final episode of this four-part series, Claudine Nightingale, Publisher, and Ana Attrill-Klein, Quartex Product Specialist, both of AM, chat about the impact and future of First Folios Compared, an open access project that brings together more than 40 copies of Shakespeare’s First Folio. Claudine describes plans to add more Folios before the end of the year from the US, Canada, and farther abroad. Next, she discusses the addition of new lesson plans to supplement the ancillary materials on the platform, and how First Folios Compared advances Shakespearean studies by having multiple copies in one place for deeper analyzation and comparison. Last, Ana spotlights projects hosted on the Quartex platform, including Shakespeare’s Globe’s Read Not Dead and Baylor University’s Black Gospel Music Preservation Program (BGMPP). Coincidentally, in 2022 we interviewed Baylor’s Darryl Stuhr, who explained the development of BGMPP.

About the guests:

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Claudine Nightingale

Claudine Nightingale is a Publisher at AM. Based in the Editorial Development management team, she has particular responsibility for guiding editorial strategy on theatre, literature, arts and culture content, as well as guiding the company’s audio and AV content strategy. Before moving to AM in 2014, Claudine was Editor of Teaching Drama and Early Music Today magazines, and Head of Directories at Rhinegold Publishing. Earlier in her career, she worked at an independent book publisher in an editorial and rights sales capacity. She has also worked as a freelance editor, journalist and reviewer for a range of arts publications and websites.

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Ana Attrill-Klein
Quartex Product Specialist

Ana Attrill-Klein is a Product Specialist for AM’s digital collections platform, Quartex. She has five years’ experience in libraries and archives, alongside an MSc in Information Management. As a qualified librarian, it’s her mission to ease the technological pain points of library and archive practitioners so that users can connect to primary sources easier than ever before.

Enjoy the conversation? Listen to the rest of the series:

Check out our previous series with AM:
– The Impact of Primary Sources on Lesbian Literature and History
– Primary Source Literacy

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