The Living-Archive is the brand name for the hardware and software system under which the <www.Grazian-archive.com> operates its copyrighted total personal archiving system that can be examined and exercised by every type of communication transaction, including paper files, film records, audio-visual, variegated disk recording and distribution, lean publishing forms, internet domains, linking networks, radio and television transmission and recording, permanent and periodic alterations and additions, reproduction and distribution in all of these forms of communications, and training in all of these functions.
All materials of <www.Grazian-archive.com> are © copyright 1999-2001 by Alfred de Grazia, except where specifically exempted. All rights are reserved. For unusual applications and downloads of the material of the archive, notify and address Webmaster, <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
The computerized Universal Reference System, now independently organized, had its beginnings in the ABS bibliographic reference tools, such as the ABS Guide to Recent Publications in the Social and Behavioral Sciences and 'New Studies,' which is a regular feature of the ABS. Alfred de Grazia, founder and former editor of the ABS, is Professor of Government at New York University . This article, reviewing the URS and automated reference services in general, is excerpted from his address at the American Library Association Convention in July, 1966.
Here now is all about the Grazian-Archive and where you come in and go out on it. In this Year 2000-minus-3, millions of Earth's people who are troubled and restless and eager are drawn to the vast anonymous movement known as Internet. There they can stake a claim to a domain on the World Wide Web, where they can be joined by persons cruising the Internet or targeting them.
Noticing the disintegration of the personal archives of one's deceased friends is an ordinary facet of the sadness of their passing. Of artists and scholars, of the creative class, it is said, "Their work lives on." But does it? If as much effort were put into carrying the effects of a creative mind into the future as is put into keeping it oxygenated for a few weeks longer, the American cultural heritage would be much the richer. Not that our proposition would be sharply for the one or the other. It is rather that much can be done to invent a low-cost socially beneficial system of managing intellectual estates, which would operate also to resolve the typical anxieties of creators and their intimates. The scenarios are well-known; I shall type them.
A funeral ode to my early and long-dear wife, Jill, written in late 1996.
Funeral Eulogies of:
Sebastian de Grazia, Carl Michael de Grazia and Earl Richard Milton