Link Love: 12/28/2012

Trampled Snow Art from Simon Beck.

This week saw the passing of Honorable Senator Daniel K. Inouye, who played a key role in the creation of the National Museum of the American Indian, as well as the creation of the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center. [via O Say Can You See?, NMAH]

Digitizing books and museum collections may seem to be all over the news in the past few years, but its beginnings are found much earlier, in the early 1970s in fact. [via The Signal: Digital Preservation, LOC]

It was exciting to get some snow in Washington, DC on Christmas Eve.  Unfortunately there was not enough to do the kind of snow art that Simon Beck creates. [via Colossal]

In most archives one can find family albums of all sorts.  The NMAI Archive Center talks about one of its recent acquisitons, the Canisius Family Photograph Album. [via Smithsonian Collections Blog]

Photographying one of the world's largest tree does pose some challenges.  Thankfully, National Geographic shows us how it can be done. [via PetaPixel]

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