Carnival of the Commons: read, see, visit.Posted by zyrcster in Carnival of The Commons
Heard around the Commons:
- The State Library of Queensland continues its series on the history of the John Oxley Library.
- The Smithsonian Institution leverages the web for its traveling exhibits by creating a Wiki for Lasting Light: 125 Years of Grand Canyon Photography.
- A must-read write-up in the Chronicles of Higher Education on Oregon State University Archives’ entrance into the Flickr Commons.
- Family Matters tells a personal story about the State Archives of Florida in the Commons.
- Great Dance details the Brooklyn Museum’s use of social media.
- Elizabeth Thomsen has great ideas for libraries thinking of using Flickr, including the Commons.
- Disability Studies at Temple University thinks the Commons’ photos can initiate conversation about disabilities.
- Dan Cull has some inspiring thoughts about awarding art conservators and Web 2.0. Check out some of the Flickr projects mentioned.
- Roy Tennant at LibraryJournal.com blogs about us and the Commons.
- Nods to us from New Curator, Stamfli and Turci (art dealers), and Hanging Together.
- Humour: Museums suck? How to de-suckify your exhibits.
Recent uploads from the Commons:
|The State Archives of Florida goes on an uploading spree, adding to their Florida Commerce set. The collection includes images of Florida people, places, and events dating from the 1940s through 1996. Some of these are very amusing, including the photos of Weeki Wachee Springs.||
|The E. F. Caldwell & Co. Collection at the Smithsonian Institution contains images of lighting fixtures and other fine metal objects produced from the late 19th to the mid-20th centuries.||
E. F. Caldwell & Co. Collection
|Mosteiros from the Biblioteca de Arte-Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian showcases tiles from monasteries in Portugal. Photos by John Miguel Dos Santos Simões.||
|Go behind the scenes at the Brooklyn Museum and watch Sun K. Kwak Enfolding 280 Hours. Sun K. Kwak is creating a site-specific work composed of approximately three miles of black masking tape; the exhibit opens in late March.||
Sun K. Kwak Enfolding 280 Hours
|The State Library of Queensland, Australia adds a few new photos to its collection on Flickr. Entertaining stuff!||
State Library of Queensland, Australia
|OSU Baseball! celebrates the first 100 years of baseball at Oregon State University. Take me out to the ballgame! Also, Fashion on Flickr: “Revamp, Remix, Rewear”: Oregon’s too-sexy strutting down the catwalk. Check out their collection of sets, History in the Making, covering fashion, recycling, religion, and Obama. Whew.||
05 Mar: The Conservation and Preservation of Nineteenth-Century Photographic Materials at the Library of Congress. Adrienne Lundgren, Senior Photograph Conservator in the Conservation Division at the LOC, will give an overview of the five main photographic processes used in the 19th century.
07 Mar: 1stFans meet-up at the Brooklyn Museum. Matt Held is the special guest.
11 Mar: Application deadline for Junior Fellows Summer Internships at the Library of Congress. The interns will be exposed to a broad spectrum of library work: preservation, reference, access standards, information management, and the U.S. copyright system.
Tags: Biblioteca de Arte-Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Brooklyn Museum, Library of Congress, Oregon State University Archives, Smithsonian Institution, State Library and Archives of Florida, State Library of Queensland Australia