Total book

by Kelvin Smith

All the series and sets never come together in one place. Language determines that most often, but also the where and when, what’s being said and unsaid, values of cannon and collection. Divisions of respectability and recall affect even the most complex archival ambition so that the word choices made at the very beginning determine the availability and influence of all collections and their cataloguers. The proliferation of data scanned and stored discovers little and dissimulates most. If there is no honest way to look at what hides in full view, then texts, words, crikey!