The Bigger Picture: Visual Archives and the Smithsonian
Link Love: 4/19/2013
by Mitch Toda on April 19, 2013
- The National Museum of American History needs your help by telling them about your favorite Chinese restaurant for the upcoming traveling exhibition, Sweet and Sour: Chinese Food from Chinatown to Main Street. [via O Say Can You See?, NMAH]
- Congratulations to the Digital Public Libary of American which launched this week. [via Lynda Schmitz Fuhrig, SIA]
- Embedded metadata doesn't always travel with your photos, especially when it comes to using social media sites which at times strip that metadata from the image. [via The Signal: Digital Preservation, LOC]
- Next week is the American Library Association's National Preservation Week and libraries across the country will be participating in preservation events, including the Smithsonian Institution Libraries (the Archives own Nora Lockshin and Sarah Stauderman will be participating), the Library of Congress, and the New York Public Library.
- Plenty of digitization news this week: 450,000 early journal articles are now available from JSTOR and the Internet Archive, the complete library of College & Research Libraries (from 1923 to the present) is now available for free online, and more than 450,000 historical documents from the State of Iowa have been digitized and are available online. [via InfoDocket]
- Photography and computers have come a long way since 1990 when Adobe Photoshop debuted; in 2010, the founders of Photoshop put together a video about the creation of the software. [via PetaPixel]
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