The Bigger Picture: Visual Archives and the Smithsonian
Link Love: 8/30/2013
by Mitch Toda on August 30, 2013
- This just in: two new videos that explore the Archives' Collections and the work done here.
- This week marked the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom; the Library of Congress has a series of blog posts about it and the Newseum launched a new interactive civil rights history map. [via The Library of Congress blog and InfoDocket]
- The National Zoological Park is overjoyed that last Friday Giant panda Mei Xiang gave birth a brand new baby panda! [via The Torch, SI]
- Speaking of zoos, Google now offers tours of some of the world's most famous zoos through its Google Street View. [via PetaPixel]
- The Archive's own Pam Henson, Institutional Historian, is profiled in the Women's Caucus of the History of Science Society's section on careers for non-traditional academic jobs for women in history of science.
- For your everlasting listening pleasure, the video game music in The George Sanger Collection at the University of Texas at Austin Videogame Archive is being preserved. [via The SIgnal: Digital Preservation, LOC]
- Best of Both Worlds: Museums, Libraries, and Archives in a Digital Age by Secretary G. Wayne Clough, explores the use of technology by museums, libraries and archives to open their collections and programs to the world and is now available for download for free.
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