The Bigger Picture: Visual Archives and the Smithsonian
Link Love: 7/13/2012
by Catherine Shteynberg on July 13, 2012
- 14 Fun Facts about Fireflies from the Smithsonian’s Surprising Science blog—just in time for summer evening jaunts.
- This is what a scientist looks like.
- Crowdsourcing gone viral—when the Museum of the Confederacy located in Richmond, Virginia asked for the public’s help in identifying individuals in Civil War-era photos in their collections in order to return them to their rightful family owners, little did they know that the response would be tremendous [via Center for the Future of Museums].
- Great idea for an exhibit based on an art archive; Six Degrees of Peggy Bacon [via Archives of American Art].
- The Library of Congress has acquired the personal papers of Carl Sagan (1934-1996)—American astronomer, astrobiologist, and science communicator.
- The Scottish Council on Archives has come up with a learning strategy to help raise awareness of the vast collection of archives in Scotland, and look at how they might be used more often and more effectively by schools—a great model for archives here in the US [via Bill Boyd].
- This is what the digital future looks like (well, at least in 1961). From the AT&T Archives:
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