The Bigger Picture: Visual Archives and the Smithsonian
Link Love: 1/27/2012
by Catherine Shteynberg on January 27, 2012
- I’m extremely excited about this new blog—the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum introduces Cooper-Hewitt Labs: a blog where you can discover what is going on behind the scenes in digital & emerging media at the museum [via Effie Kapsalis, SIA].
- Houston’s Museum of Fine Arts will launch the world’s most comprehensive digital archive of Latin American and Latino art [via INFOdocket].
- A tutorial on how to name your born digital files from the Library of Congress’ Digital Preservation blog.
- The National Archives writes about how how having a Wikipedian-in-Residence has improved public access to their collections.
- Over at our sister blog, the Field Book Project blog, a Smithsonian scientist talks about his own first collecting trip, and his own take on the legacy and importance of field books.
- The Public Domain Review: helping you find interesting public domain content from around the world, such as Princess Nicotine (1909)—“a comedic short that pits a smoker against a tiny fairy, brought to life through early special effects” that was preserved by the Library of Congress, and is available at the Internet Archive [via INFOdocket]:
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