The Bigger Picture: Visual Archives and the Smithsonian
Link Love: 9/30/2011
by Catherine Shteynberg on September 30, 2011
- From Bondi Beach to ballerinas: the National Library of Australia is now on the Flickr Commons [via Susannah Wells, SIA].
- Facebook. The inadvertent photo archive [via Marguerite Roby, SIA].
- What would you do if you found hundreds of young women's report cards from the 1920s in the basement of a building? One man talks about how stumbling upon this found archive of 1920s report cards changed his life [via Now & Then blog].
- The Library of Congress’ National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program recently hosted a personal digital archiving event during the National Book Festival on the National Mall—now they report back.
- Who wants a space shuttle launch ringtone? NASA has released lots of free audio clips to the public [via Neatorama].
- We’ve talked about the incredible photographs of Empress Dowager Cixi at the Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler archives before. Now there’s an entire exhibition about the Empress.
- The Powerhouse Museum profiles the Free Your Metadata project, and their recent collaboration together (plus, how you can free your own metadata). Check out the video on the project below:
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