[Cross-posted with the Blake Archive’s submission to the official Day of DH blog]

Two more BATS staff members have arrived to begin their tasks. Bihan Zhang, one of the Archive’s undergraduate work-study assistants, hates having her photo taken, so all you get is one hand:


Bihan is marking up an XML version of an approximately 800-page catalog of primary and secondary scholarship on Blake. This catalog will eventually join the Archive’s other scholarly resources, including collection lists for contributing institutions, a biography of Blake, and a searchable version of David V. Erdman’s Complete Poetry & Prose of William Blake.

Adair Rispoli tells me she’s “keeping the Archive cool”:


She is also, one hopes, tracking down and preparing images in support of our plans to publish 40 years of back issues of Blake: An IIlustrated Quarterly.