The Bigger Picture: Visual Archives and the Smithsonian
Link Love: 11/2/2012
by Mitch Toda on November 2, 2012
- Recovery from the effects of Hurricane Sandy are still underway, the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works has a number of resources available to those seeking help in recovering cultural or historical artifacts.
- Happy Birthday! The American Antiquarian Society, which houses the largest and most accessible collection of printed materials from first contact through 1876, celebrates its 200th Anniversary. [via InfoDocket]
- An entirely new kind of time capsule. Trevor Paglen's The Last Pictures project, a collection 100 images micro-etched onto an archival disc that can retain data for billions of years, will go into orbit onboard a communications satellite later this month. [via Jennifer Wright, SIA]
- Making sense of the weather. NOAA and the National Archives team up with citizen-scientists to reconstruct the historical climate of the Artic. [via Marguerite Roby, SIA]
- Is it what it says it is? Explorations of fixity and digital preservation. [via The Signal: Digital Preservation, LOC]
- Progress report - In late 2009, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) implemented a ten-year Audiovisual Migration Strategy to preserve valuable historical content on the audio and video recordings in its collections. As of 2012, approximately 40,000 hours of content has been migrated. [via InfoDocket]
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