The Bigger Picture: Visual Archives and the Smithsonian
Link Love: 11/30/2012
by Mitch Toda on November 30, 2012
- SIA's Lynda Schmitz Fuhrig writes about personal digital archiving in the New York Times.
- Want to hear what a was cylinder recording sounds like? Check out this video done by the folks at the University of Utah, Marriott Library Special Collections. [via Jennifer Wright, SIA]
- For those looking for a job as a digital archivist or librarian, the Library of Congress offers some insight into what kinds of skills you may need. [via The Signal: Digital Preservation, LOC]
- For fans of Edward Weston, here is a 26-minute documentary of his life and work done by Willard Van Dyke, an apprentice of Weston. [via PetaPixel]
- Nam June Paik: Global Visionary opens at the Smithsonian American Art Museum on December 13, 2012 and runs through August 11, 2013. The nature of Paik's art and the technology behind it made the exhibition a bit complex to install. [via Eye Level, SAAM]
- If you've ever had your hard drive crash or worse yet have your smartphone or laptop stolen, the data and personal information on those devices become all the more important to have and protect. Leslie Johnston at the Library of Congress describes her own experience with the theft of her laptop and netbook. [via The Signal: Digital Preservation, LOC]
- The National of Museum of African American History and Culture building, designed by David Adjaye, is set to open in 2015. Here Adjaye talks about the significance of the museum, race, and heritage. [via Huffington Post]
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