The Bigger Picture: Visual Archives and the Smithsonian
Link Love: 7/20/2012
by Catherine Shteynberg on July 20, 2012
- Ahhhh . . . c'est très romantique! BibliOdyssey presents hand-coloured 19th century etchings of Paris streets.
- The United States Geological Survey now has a treasure trove of digitized maps at your fingertips [via Effie Kapsalis, SIA].
- Exciting news for your next Smithsonian visit: Google is mapping the Smithsonian's seventeen museums for visitors.
- Spellbound blog covers the opening of the Grateful Dead Archive Online (45,000 digitized items!), which threw open its virtual doors in late June, 2012. Users are invited to submit their own stories and items to the archive.
- The Smithsonian Institution Archives, in partnership with the National Museum of Natural History, has mounted an exhibit: When Time and Duty Permit: Collecting During World War II.
- Archivist of the United States, David Ferriero, recently spoke at Wikimania, DC—where 1,400 people from 87 countries came together to talk, hack, and share their expertise and experiences during the week-long event about Wikipedia:
Wikimania 2012 Closing Plenary by David Ferriero, Archivist of the United States
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