The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History Botany Department just added over 1,300 images to the Smithsonian Collection Search Center! Some gorgeous flowers and plants in there . . . browse away!
- The National Archives in the UK have shared a useful Digital Preservation FAQ of questions commonly asked by small and developing archives [via Sarah Stauderman, SIA].
- As of last week, the Iraq War Combat Mission is officially over, so I guess now would be a particularly meaningful time to peruse the Iraq War Archive, which provides a view of 2003 media coverage of the war from all over the world.
- Putting faces to that verse. The Rare Book & Manuscript Library of the University of Pennsylvania has digitized and made available over 2,000 portraits of poets that originally appeared in the American Poetry Review [via Digital Humanities Now].
- Hot button topic for archive nerds and photographers alike: what metadata should you include with your digital photos? The Library of Congress and the Stock Artists Alliance have weighed in by creating the Photo Metadata Project, which provides detailed advice on the topic.
- It's like CSI for archivists . . . If you haven’t already, check out the drama on the US National Archives’ Archival Recovery Team Facebook page, where an Investigative Archivist and a team of Special Agents track missing and stolen documents from the National Archives.
- Oh man, how come I’m so out of it?! I’m a huge Neil Young fan and knew nothing about the Neil Young Archives! The navigation and browsing capabilities of this archive are incredible, and a model for other archival projects: