The Bigger Picture: Visual Archives and the Smithsonian
Link Love: 1/25/2013
by Mitch Toda on January 25, 2013
- Beyoncé's performance at this weeks Presidential Inauguration will not be forgotten. Why? Because she keeps her own digital archive of her life and work of course. [via Jennifer Wright, SIA]
- Check your local listings. The Library of Congress, in collaboration with the American Library Association's Association for Library Collections and Technical Services and the Public Library Association, will develop a collection of digital literacy resources that will be accessible to libraries, patrons and other community-based organizations for personal digital archiving. [via The Signal: Digital Preservation, LOC]
- Former Wikipedian-in-Residence at SIA and the Archives of American Art, Sarah Stierch, will be taking on the role of US OpenGLAM Coordinator to work with GLAMs (galleries, libraries, archives, and museums) in the US to teach and inspire them to open their cultural holdings in a broader open license manner. [via Effie Kapsalis, SIA]
- In the recent publication, Science Education and Citizenship, author Sevan G. Terzian draws upon information and images from Record Unit 7091 - Science Service, Records, and examines the civic purposes of science fairs, clubs, and talent searches and their impact on youth over four decades in the early to mid-twentieth century. [via Ellen Alers, SIA]
- The Internet Archives' Wayback Machine now has 240,000,000,000 URLs, enabling users to search wesbites from late 1996 to December 9, 2012. [via Lynda Schmitz Fuhrig, SIA]
- The Civil War ushered in a variety of technological advances, but the Confederate Civil War helicopter thought up by William C. Powers failed to get off the ground. [via AirSpace, NASM]
- Petabytes of data, no problem . . . the Vatican Library and its work to digitize its rich and vast collections to make them accessible to everyone.
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