Link Love: 5/20/2011


Owney Embarks on his Makeover, photo courtesy of National Postal Museum, Pushing the Envelope blog.

  • You all know about our passion for women in science from our annual Women’s History Month blogging, to our “Women in Science” set up on Flickr. So, you probably won’t be surprised to hear that several of us here at the Archives were very interested to read this NPR blog post on the challenges that Marie Curie faced while practicing science and a comic strip that brings these to light [via Effie Kapsalis, SIA].
  • As this summer’s thirty year anniversary of the first official reports of HIV and AIDS approaches, I’ve begun to hear more and more press coverage. In commemoration of the anniversary, the National Museum of American History has plans for an exhibit, website, and archival display of their collection of historical objects related to HIV-AIDS, as well as plans to blog about related collections over the next year. Read more on the O Say Can You See blog.
  • Whoa—have you seen the University of Chicago’s amazingly high-tech and archival new library and storage system? Perhaps all of the libraries of the future will look like this [via Wired’s Underwire blog] :

“The Joe and Rika Mansueto Library: How It Works,” Courtesy of University of Chicago.


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