The Bigger Picture: Visual Archives and the Smithsonian
Link Love: 9/21/2012
by Mitch Toda on September 21, 2012
- Educational opportunity - "Why do Old Books Smell and Other Adventures with Odors in Collections" [via Nora Lockshin, SIA]
- Our very own Secretary Wayne Clough travels to Hawaii to meet with Smithsonian colleagues, tour research facilities, and reach out to members of the Hawaii community. [via The Torch]
- To help people be better informed about the current news, the Internet Archive launched on Monday its TV News Search & Borrow. [via InfoDocket]
- Who needs an umbrella - Photographer David Chambon takes some macro photographs of insects covered in morning dew. [via This is Colossal]
- A bit of back and forth, last week it was announced that the Georgia State Archives would be closed to the public, but after public reaction to that announcement the the archives will now remain open. However this will be as a result of the laying off of seven of the remaining ten archives staff members. [via InfoDocket and Clayton Daily News]
- Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out the Library of Congress' National Book Festival this weekend in Washington D.C.
- Ahhh, the days of stamping the due date in library books is for the most part long gone, but artist Federico Pietrella has repurposed the humble stamp to create pointillist art. [via This is Colossal]
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