The Bigger Picture: Visual Archives and the Smithsonian
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by Effie Kapsalis on April 21, 2017
- Get ready for this summer's big installation at the National Building Museum: Hive. [via WAPO]
- Want to play old school games like Frogger? The Internet Archive has a Mac game emulator for you! [via Wired]
- Produce art. [via Colossal]
- A series of tutorials from the American Alliance of Museums, Becoming a Data Startup (for museums). [via AAM]
- 470,000 images from Europeana are now available in Creative Commons via the Europeana API. [via Info Docket]
- In preparation for this weekend's Earth Optimism Summit hosted by the Smithsonian, a look at the Smithsonian's history of conservation science. [via Smithsonian Insider]
- One-stop (free) shopping for NASA's entire photo archive! [via Vice]
- Inside the NY Times morgue files.
- 3 entries in the Peeps diorama contest featured the Kusama exhibit at the Hirshhorn! [via Food & Wine]
- 2 fun Twitter accounts brought to you by bots: How Bots See Art and Public Domain Cut-Up.
- Hear an extinct language from 6000 years ago. [via Open Culture]
by Effie Kapsalis on April 14, 2017
- Breathing new life into medieval manuscripts at Bodelain Library. [via Adam Koszary/Medium]
- Over 600 new rights-free videos and other media showing embryos, robots, and bouncing water droplets! [via Wikimedia Open Access Report]
- The Smithsonian is gathering thought leaders in environmental and species conservation on Earth Day for their 1st Earth Optimism Summit, and our own Pam Henson will give a keynote on the history of conservation at the Smithsonian. [via National Geographic]
- The spiritual world of Abraham Lincoln from Smithsonian historian David C. Ward. [via Smithsonian Magazine]
- An archival drawing reveals the mathematics in John Coltrane's music. [via Open Culture]
- Our social followers, Wikipedian Hildabast, answered the call to write about African American, Smithosnian entomologist, Sophie Lutterlough, and turns out she has a great blog about African American scientists (almost) lost to history!
- Library of Congress is digitizing notable African American activists. [via Hyperallergic]
- While still under a 20-year restriction, James Baldwin's letters have landed at NYPL's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. [via NY Times]
- The 86-year old woman who was born in the South Carolina slave cabin now on display at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Isabell Meggett Lucas, paid a visit. [via AP wire]
- How 18th-century urbanites dealt with overwhelming scents and sounds. [via CITYLAB]
- Because what's better than a baby oranguatan crossing the high wire with her careful and strong mom?
by Effie Kapsalis on March 10, 2017
2017 Women's History Month edition!
- Explore the changing role of female artists with Europeana. [via Europeana Twitter]
- The Smithsonian's Latino Center is accepting applications for their 2017 Young Ambassadors Program for graduating high school seniors! [via Smithsonian's Office of Fellowships and Internships]
- You can help transribe Phyllis Diller's joke file from the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History! [via Smithsonian Magazine]
- A presentation from University of Albany (SUNY) on a large-scale, minimum approach to accessing web archives. [via Archive It]
- The NYC Department of Records and Information Services is asking for stories about inspiring women with their Women's Activism NYC project. [via Marcel LaFollette]
- The latest issue of The American Archivist features our Field Book Project and Transcription Center, “Social Media and Crowdsourced Transcription of Historical Materials at the Smithsonian Institution: Methods for Strengthening Community Engagement and Its Tie to Transcription Output.”
- A new open annotation platform for eBooks, Hypothes.is. [via Info Docket]
- Ahhh...the sweet smell of old books decoded. [via Hyperallergic]
- Vote for the finalists in the Smithsonian's 14th annual photography contest. [via This is Colossal]
- A look at the history of the Smithsonian's Freer Gallery of Art with Director, Julian Raby. [via NBC News]
- An update to the mysterious death of 19th century Smithsonian naturalist (and Archive's favorite) Robert Kennicott, with new insight from our physical anthropologists. [via Smithsonian Magazine]
- Hear the earliest known piece of polyphonic music from 900 AD. [via Open Culture]
- From Wiki Loves Women, a look at how to boost the representation of African women on Wikipedia. #MindTheGap
by Effie Kapsalis on March 3, 2017
- Get your metadata nerd on with new fashion by Andrea Wallace from the Rijksmuseum's 2017 Rijksstudio competition!
- The largest transgender archive from the University of Victoria is now on the Internet Archive. [via Archive It]
- The Center for the Future of Museums has released their 2017 TrendsWatch report highlighting empathy, criminal justice reform, refugees & migration, A.I., and agile design. [via American Alliance of Museums]
- A new training series from CLIR's Cataloging Hidden Collections program on Strategies for Advancing Hidden Collections. [via Digital Library Federation]
- New release! 6000 digitized children's books from the University of Florida's Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature. [via Open Culture]
- NYPL is acquiring New Yorker Lou Reed's complete archive. [via Info Docket]
- A new interactive from The Atlantic, Life Timeline, lets you browse world news in relation to your birthday and major milestones. [via The Atlantic]
- Our 13th Secretary, Dr. David Skorton, weighs in on the importance of libraries and museums as trusted sources of information. [via American Alliance of Museums]
- How lamination is destroying South Carolina's state history. [via NPR]
- The U.S. Copyright Office has a new website. [via Info Docket]
- The National Museum of Women in the Arts challenges YOU to name 5 female artists. [via NMWA]
- All hail the cosmic jellyfish...captured by NOAA’s research vessel Okeanos Explorer! [via Smithsonian Magazine]
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