The Bigger Picture: Visual Archives and the Smithsonian
Link Love: 4/29/2011
by Catherine Shteynberg on April 29, 2011
- An interesting article on the complicated permutations of copyright law and images of publicity-savvy Albert Einstein.
- Our thoughts are with those dealing with the awful storms that hit the US Midwest and Southeast this week. If it might help you or someone you know, please check out the Archives' resources on disaster recovery of personal property and the Library of Congress' resources on emergency preparedness and recovery.
- The Archives of American Art talk about the ten year journey to digitize the records of Jacques Seligmann & Co.—the largest collection they’ve ever digitized.
- A Preservation Week post from the Smithsonian Collections blog: how to deal with broken glass plate negatives.
- Old documents are funny. How to play golf during an air raid.
- It’s official, the analog era is done: the last typewriter manufacturer closes its doors.
- Sad. We’ve written about the plastic garbage vortex before. Now it turns out a Smithsonian scientists has found a mini version near the Smithsonian Marine Research Station on Carrie Bow, off the coast of Belize.
- The Smithsonian’s own Nancy Proctor talks museums and mobile 2.0 (it’s a long, full-length lecture, but there’s lots of info. packed in there!):
“Nancy Proctor, Smithsonian Institution at the Powerhouse Museum 19/4/11,” Courtesy of the Powerhouse Museum.
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