Link Love: 4/6/2012

Smithsonian Institution Archives'

  • We’re pretty excited about the coverage of our recent Women in Science Wikipedia edit-a-thon: Gawker writes about the broader efforts to get more women editing Wikipedia and more women scientists on Wikipedia, and Around the Mall blog features tidbits of an interview with our Wikipedian-in-Residence, Sarah Stierch.
  • 100,000 free concert recordings from 5,200 bands, taking up 112,000,000,000,000 Bytes (112TB) of space . . . The Internet Archive’s incredible live music archive.
  • Science News (once called Science Service) is celebrating 90 years, and asked the Archives to duplicate two recordings of their “Adventures in Science” 1950s radio series from our collections for their celebratory website.Take a listen: Watson Davis describes the “discovery of 1953”: DNA as well as the development of the Polio vaccine, Soviet-US nuclear relations, and the 50th anniversary of flight. And the second 1952 recording on the future of electronics describes the new technology of transistors. [via Sarah Stauderman, SIA].
  • The Google Art Project is at it again! You can now visit four Smithsonian museums virtually: the National Portrait Gallery; the Smithsonian American Art Museum; the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum; and the Arthur M. Sackler and Freer Gallery of Art.
  • What does the Smithsonian's squeaky-clean meteorite lab look like? Check it out:

“Inside the Meteorite Clean Room at the Smithsonian,” courtesy Smithsonian Videos YouTube Channel

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