The Bigger Picture: Visual Archives and the Smithsonian
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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]
by Mitch Toda on September 7, 2012
- We love timelines at the Archives. A fun visualization of the timeline of a photograph by Pixable. [via Marguerite Roby, SIA]
- Onion Nuggets didn't get catch on, who would have guessed? A glimpse into the life of a corporate archivist. [via Ricc Ferrante, SIA]
- Photographer Shawn Colver has carefully mashed together contemporary images of San Francisco with their counterparts from the 1906 earthquake. [via Mitch Toda, SIA]
- The Born Digital in the Archives: One Curator’s Experience - An example of the importance and immediacy for managing born digital material. [via The Signal: Digital Preservation, LOC]
- As many school across the country begin their new school year and as summer turns to fall, apples and all the goodness that is associated with them such as apple pie, apple cider, and applesauce comes to mind. Take a look at a little history of the apple. [via Food and Think, Smithsonian Magazine]
- The Frank Lloyd Wright Archives moves to its new home at Columbia University and the Museum of Modern Art [via INFOdocket]
by Catherine Shteynberg on July 20, 2012
- Ahhhh . . . c'est très romantique! BibliOdyssey presents hand-coloured 19th century etchings of Paris streets.
- The United States Geological Survey now has a treasure trove of digitized maps at your fingertips [via Effie Kapsalis, SIA].
- Exciting news for your next Smithsonian visit: Google is mapping the Smithsonian's seventeen museums for visitors.
- Spellbound blog covers the opening of the Grateful Dead Archive Online (45,000 digitized items!), which threw open its virtual doors in late June, 2012. Users are invited to submit their own stories and items to the archive.
- The Smithsonian Institution Archives, in partnership with the National Museum of Natural History, has mounted an exhibit: When Time and Duty Permit: Collecting During World War II.
- Archivist of the United States, David Ferriero, recently spoke at Wikimania, DC—where 1,400 people from 87 countries came together to talk, hack, and share their expertise and experiences during the week-long event about Wikipedia:
Connecting you to America’s past with a behind-the-scenes exploration of the Smithsonian’s history, treasures, and the challenges that Archives face preserving collections. More details...