The Bigger Picture: Visual Archives and the Smithsonian
Link Love: 2/8/2013
by Mitch Toda on February 8, 2013
- The folks at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, answer a very important quest: Does a Sculpture Need Shoes? [via Eye Level, SAAM]
- Coming up in a couple of weeks, the Smithsonian Channel will be airing Lincoln's Washington at War, to which includes contributions by the Archives' Nora Lockshin and Pam Henson.
- Embedding data to your audio files is a prudent step in documenting and displaying information about them. [via The Signal: Digital Preservation, LOC]
- Congratulations!!! The Smithsonian Collections blog celebrates their 500th post with staff picks of their favorite posts.
- The inherent chracteristics, or affordances, of electronic records allows them to be easily subjected to data visualizations which enables people to manage and discover digital collections in ways not possible with physical records. [via The Signal: Digital Preservation, LOC]
- Inspired by a lecture by Institutional Historian, Pam Henson, Chris Lane at the Antique Prints Blog, examines how historic prints that illustrate the last moments of Abraham Linoln on his deathbed are composed to tell different stories of the event. [via Courtney Bellizi, SIA]
- The Archives recently added digitized content to its findings aids online, with some of the video finding its way to USA Today! [via Marcel LaFollette, SIA]
- The first of many, the oldest surving photograph of a president, a daguerreotype of John Quincy Adams, is held at the National Portrait Gallery. [via The Atlantic]
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