The Bigger Picture: Visual Archives and the Smithsonian
Link Love: 8/31/2012
by Catherine Shteynberg on August 31, 2012
- Fun new images in Historypin: Princess Di and John Travolta dance in the White House, jazz greats, and suffragettes.
- We blogged a few months ago about photo morgues at newspapers across the country, and the Springfield, Illinois State Journal-Register’s newspaper photography digitization project. Because of a photo a young woman pilot included in the Journal-Register’s project, a family learned the story of their daredevil flier relative, 80 years later [via Lynda Schmitz Fuhrig, SIA].
- Old Maps Online: a massive database aggregating beautiful map collections from around the world [via Effie Kapsalis, SIA].
- Why you should take your little kids to a museum.
- Remembering Neil Armstrong.
- Are you dealing with lots of born-digital content in your archive? A new report, with input by our own Ricc Ferrante, deals with just this issue. Read “You've Got to Walk Before You Can Run: First Steps for Managing Born-Digital Content Received on Physical Media” and watch an introduction below:
In this video, OCLC Research Senior Program Officer Ricky Erway describes her new report, "You've Got to Walk Before You Can Run: First Steps for Managing Born-Digital Content Received on Physical Media."
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