Kevin Grace

  From 1984 and Brave New World to The Hunger Games and The Walking Dead, stories of totalitarian societies and plague or environmentally ravaged worlds serve as both entertainment and as warnings of what could be. A recent international conference, “His Masters Voice,” held in Kraków, Poland, explored the latest representations of utopian and dystopian worlds in today'’s culture.

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UC is helping to spearhead an effort to digitize rare library collections worldwide.

Archivist and historian Kevin Grace is just back from Vancouver where he spoke to representatives from 26 countries. More and more people want to access special collections without having to go to remote places to look at them.

Grace says lots of U.S. universities are putting rare photos and books online but many other countries lack the resources to put the necessary background information to go with them.