blackbirdonline journalSpring 2021  Vol. 20  No. 1
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Catherine Ingrassia, English Department chair
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Jessica Hendry Nelson, faculty representative
Gardner Campbell, faculty representative
Caddie Alford, faculty representative
David Coogan, faculty representative

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Special thanks to Jennifer Elswick, Webmaster, College of Humanities and Sciences, and Jimmy Ghaphery, Associate Dean for Scholarly Communications and Publishing, Cabell Library, for their longsuffering engagement in discussions about digital publishing and the future of digital archives.