The Bigger Picture: Visual Archives and the Smithsonian
Link Love: 12/31/2010
by Catherine Shteynberg on December 31, 2010
- We have old-school photos of snow at the Archives. Check out these high-tech 3D images of snow from the U.S. Department of Agriculture [via Effie Kapsalis, SIA].
- Arianna Huffington talks Web 2.0 and museums.
- What happens when you cross the Library of Congress with Netflix? The LoC is hoping to stream some of their notable films online [via @archivesinfo].
- The National Archives has a shiny new and improved search engine.
- The Secret Life of Images. Smithsonian Libraries talks up metadata and shares their best practices for embedding metadata in digital images.
- Talk about crowdsourcing. When lack resources and the painstaking nature of document transcription get you down, you call in the masses: scholars have recruited the public to help them transcribe the long-delayed papers of the Enlightenment philosopher Jeremy Bentham.
- A Happy New Year to you from SIA! Here’s a bizarre but rousing New Year’s greeting straight from the BFI National Archive:
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