Spare Rib is released on Jisc's Journal Archives
All 239 editions of the landmark feminist magazine Spare Rib have been released online by the British Library through Jisc's Journal Archives (JJA) platform, for free. K-Int were the lead partner in the project to develop the JJA platform with UI experts Gooii and consultants Sero.
Users can now search the content and view high resolution scanned images of all Spare Rib pages ever published, totalling over 11,000.
The British Library is also hosting a website featuring 300 specially selected pages, along with 24 recently comissioned articles about the history of the magazine.
It's created quite a buzz amongst feminists, historians and scholars alike and received a good deal of positive media attention:
- Guardian: Spare Rib goes digital: 21 years of radical feminist magazine put online
- Huffington Post: Spare Rib, Iconic Feminist Magazine, Becomes Available Online Through British Library
- Mirror: Spare Rib: Women's liberation magazine that transformed feminism movement releases archive of issues online
- Creative Review: The design of Spare Rib
- Stylist Magazine: The Best of Spare Rib
- British Library: Spare Rib enters the digital age: all 239 editions of the landmark feminist magazine published online for the first time