The Bigger Picture: Visual Archives and the Smithsonian
Link Love: 9/2/2011
by Catherine Shteynberg on September 2, 2011
- Smithsonian Secretary Clough's most recent earthquake update.
- Whoa. For all you web nerds out there, check out this interactive timeline called, "The evolution of the web," which takes us through the birth and death of many a web browser, coding language, and web specific technology [via Swissmiss].
- A Smithsonian Institution Libraries intern recounts her internship experience, from Smithsonian steampunk to learning Latin in order to translate rare book titles.
- Earlier this week we mentioned Devra Kleiman, a scientist who headed up the National Zoo's Golden Lion Tamarin Conservation Program. Read more about Kleiman's work, and the importance of her field notes, over at the Field Book Project blog.
- Mad Men alert! Duke University Libraries has a very interesting collection of over 16,000 images of billboards from the likes of Heinz and Jim Beam in their Outdoor Advertising Association of America Archives [via The Scout Report].
- The National Museum of American History recently asked for help identifying the source of some Battlestar Galactica eyeglasses that they found in their medicine collections. Based on the wonderful comments in this blog post, I'd say they figured it out! Read more and watch the video below, which features museum technician Drew Robarge examining the glasses for clues about their origins:
"Seeing history through Battlestar Galactica glasses," Courtesy of the National Museum of American History YouTube Channel.
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