Cover To Cover is the anchor program for GPB’s literary coverage. Cover To Cover features a collection of distinctive Southern voices interviewing Georgia writers, Southern writers, and writers dealing with the South. The GPB Southern Lit Cadre will provide you with a varied, weekly glimpse at fiction, non-fiction, history, poetry, and even the occasional ‘old school’ nod to Flannery O’Connor or William Faulkner.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

New Georgia Encyclopedia

How does one put together an encyclopedia from scratch? John Inscoe, a professor of history at the University of Georgia, faced that tall order and succeeded admirably. Inscoe is the general editor of the New Georgia Encyclopedia, an online publication that is a treasure trove of information on all things Georgia-related, from history to politics to Nascar . The NGE is a project of the Georgia Humanities Council in partnership with the University of Georgia Press, the University System of Georgia/GALILEO, the Office of the Governor, and the Technical College System of Georgia. In this interview, Inscoe talks about the challenges of riding herd on all the information, the wide array of subjects covered, what got in and what didn't, and the future of the printed book in the digital age.

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