The Bigger Picture: Visual Archives and the Smithsonian
Link Love: 1/18/2013
by Mitch Toda on January 18, 2013
- Planning on coming to the National Mall for President Barack Obama's Inauguration? See the Smithsonian's guide for more information about what to expect and what to do at the Smithsonian while you're there.
- Speaking of the Presidential Inauguration, the Archives own Courtney Bellizzi shares about a "feather" raising experience an attendee had at an inaugural ball at the National Museum of American History for President Richard Nixon. [via Smithsonian Collections Blog]
- A photo of fire and matches . . . photographer, Stanislav Aristov's match series was created by bending and molding the matches that were then lit. [via PetaPixel]
- USA Today takes a look at Research Associate, Marcel LaFollette's recent publication, Science on American Television: A History, which focuses on her research, much of which was conducted at the Archives.
- What does it take to fix a damaged book? The Smithsonian Libraries gives the rundown of some of the steps it took to conserve a rare first edition of the first Bauhaus exhibition catalog: Staatliches Bauhaus, Weimar, 1919-1923. [via SIL Blog]
- The Library of Congress reviews the top 10 digital preservation developments of 2012. [via The Signal: Digital Preservation, LOC]
- A wonderful new resource is now available, the Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology has over 150,000 digitized recordings from over 9,000 species of animals accessible online. [via InfoDocket]
- In 2009, Kodak announced that it would stop production of its much loved Kodachrome film. Photographer Steve McCurry asked for the final roll of film to come off of the production line and then took 6 weeks to take the last 36 frames to be shot on that film. [via PetaPixel]
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