- Dumbarton Oaks presents the Nicholas V. Artamonoff Collection—an incredible online visual archive of 543 photographs taken in Istanbul and five archaeological sites in Western Turkey by an amateur photographer from Istanbul. Many of the buildings, sites, and objects no longer exist today [via Aly DesRocher, SIA].
- Tweets of old: “Real one-line brevities from old newspapers, as they appeared—or close” [via Lynda Schmitz Fuhrig, SIA].
- For the first time, the National Archives has launched online videos of its most popular genealogy “how to” workshops.
- A Raiders of the Lost Ark fanatic combs through film archives to recreate the first 15 minutes of the introduction to this movie favorite from stitched together clips of adventure films [via Marguerite Roby, SIA].
- Crowdsourcing History—a blog I’d never come across, which is a companion piece to the project, Crowdsourcing History: Collaborative Online Transcription and Archives [via @cjceglio].
- How does the ubiquitious pith helmet of yore figure into the visual culture of museum and scientific collecting? Learn more (and check out some great images) at our sister blog—the Field Book Project.
- Via the Library of Congress’ digital preservation blog: “Digital Antiquities is a 15-minute science-fiction film that considers the social impact of data recovery in the not-too-distant future.”
Digital Antiquities: part of Future States and the Independent Television Service, created with support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.