The Bigger Picture: Visual Archives and the Smithsonian
Link Love: 10/26/2012
by Mitch Toda on October 26, 2012
- Research Associate Marcel LaFollette's book, Science on American Television: A History, will be published by the University of Chicago Press in December.
- It is easy to see and know how a book has suffered damages, but what about digital objects. The Atlas of Digital Damages attempts to shed some light on this. [via The Siganl: Digital Preservation, LOC]
- A gold mine! The Los Angeles Public Library acquires tens of thousands of maps found by a real estate agent in a property set to be torn down. [via InfoDocket]
- Dust and teeth? Nothing new for the conservators at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. [via Eye Level, SAAM]
- Among electronic records archivists, file format identification is a real challenge. On November 16, 2012, a one day remote hackathon will take place, where participants from around the world will work together to make file format identification better. [via Lynda Schmitz Fuhrig, SIA]
- During times of war, art is especially vulnerable to damage and theft. "The Monuments Men" was composed of scholars from around the world whose mission was to protect artistic and cultural treasures from armed conflict during World War II. The personal papers and oral histories of some of their members are at the Archives of American Art. [via Smithsonian Collections Blog]
- What will the 21st century design library look like? A conversation among librarians at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum attempts to answer this question. [via InfoDocket]
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