Carnival of the CommonsPosted by zyrcster in Carnival of The Commons
News and Notables from around and about The Commons
|George Oates speaks at the Digital Lives conference at the British Library, whose aim is to explore a wide range of aspects of digital lives and the curation of personal digital archives. She attends via…. Second Life. ;-)||
- Have a Valentine’s Ration Card from the Australian War Memorial!
- Victorian Valentines from the New York Public Library!
- The New York Times blogs about the Library of Congress’s Emo Lincoln.
- The Powerhouse Museum interviews a Flickr member, Shealo, about her re-mixes of their images into unique, new art.
- Learn just how big the Library of Congress is.
- Also, the LOC and Microsoft develop a new interactive experience for visitors.
- The Brooklyn Museum discusses 1stfans: An Audience-Specific Membership Program. Learn new ways to engage locals and web visitors who are interested in your institution.
- The State Library of Queensland, Australia, informs us that the first published novel set in Brisbane was the futuristic tale The Curse and Its Cure by Dr Thomas Pennington Lucas.
- Meet an astronomer, at the Smithsonian Institution’s video blog.
New Images from The Commons
|Happy Valentine’s Day!
from the State Library of New South Wales
|The Harper Collection, from the newest member of the Commons, the State Archives of Florida! This collection consists of the surviving glass negatives of noted portrait photographer Alvan S. Harper. Especially noteworthy are Harper’s portraits of middle class African-Americans.||
|Also from the State Library of New South Wales, Discover Collections – Theatre in Sydney, photographs of the theatrical world of the first half of the twentieth century in Sydney, Australia.||
Theatre in Sydney
|RARET, Rádio Europa Livre from the Biblioteca de Arte-Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian … and yes, I do hear the song “Radio Free Europe” playing in my head.||
Rádio Europa Livre
|Explore beautiful Figeac, France,
courtesy of the Bibliothèque de Toulouse.
|The National Library of New Zealand adds more wonderful panoramas of Christchurch, Hawke’s Bay, and Nelson.||
Panoramas of New Zealand
16 Feb.: The Main Reading Room is open for public viewing at the Library of Congress, for Washington’s Birthday.
Now through 05 Apr.: Freedom Sisters, the traveling show from the Smithsonian Institution, is running at the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, TN. Check out the blog post from the Smithsonian about the exhibit.
Now through 19 Apr.: 25 Years of Photography: Celebrating the Anniversary of the National Collection, at the National Galleries of Scotland.
Ongoing: Urban Life through Two Lenses: A century apart, but the same place, and the same time: two photographers, two lenses, but the same goal. An online exhibit that brings Then-and-Now to a new level, from the Musée McCord Museum.
Tags: Biblioteca de Arte-Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Bibliothèque de Toulouse, Brooklyn Museum, George Oates, Library of Congress, Musée McCord Museum, National Galleries of Scotland, National Library of New Zealand, New York Public Library, Powerhouse Museum, Smithsonian Institution, State Library and Archives of Florida, State Library of New South Wales, State Library of Queensland Australia