Jan 04, 2016
By Michael Kramer
The University of Texas at Austin will undertake the digitization of more than 24,000 pages – from the archive of Colombian novelist and Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
A generous grant of almost $127,000 from the non-profit Council on Library and Information Resources – will enable the school’s Harry Ransom Center to create the project.
The digitizing will take 18 months and is due to start in June.
It will involve scanning manuscripts, notebooks, scrapbooks and photographs – in order to make them accessible online. The materials date from 1950 through 2013.
The school acquired the archive in November 2014 – and Garcia Marquez died in April of that same year.