Carnival of the CommonsPosted by zyrcster in Carnival of The Commons
Heard around the Commons:
- What does it take to join the Commons? ArchivesNext asked Tiah Edmunson-Morton of the Oregon State University Archives exactly that!
- The Brooklyn Museum has its own API for its web collection! Read the museum’s announcement and visit the API site for more details. The National Library of New Zealand also has its own API.
- Elliot Young, at the National Library of New Zealand’s blog, explains Subversive Git, a good summary of version control systems.
- The Powerhouse Museum tells a great tale about a remixed photograph from its Flickr collection.
- Try a book review of Yesterday’s Tomorrows: The Powerhouse Museum and Its Precursors, 1880-2005, by Graeme Davison and Kimberley Webber.
- Seb Chan discusses a number of tools at the Powerhouse Museum’s Fresh and New(er) blog: Readability – reducing clutter with a bookmarklet, QR Code and a Google Analytics Report Enhancer.
- Did you know the George Eastman House held an Academy Awards 2009 party?
- The wrap-up post for the Brooklyn Museum’s Egyptian dig. We’ll be interviewing someone on their team about the dig later this month.
- In the news: the Library of Congress tells CBS all about data rot.
- Panda Time! Learn about the Smithsonian Photography Initiative and Pandas (video).
- Also, the Smithsonian Institution launches a new blog on photography. As new photos are uploaded to the Commons, the Smithsonian asks archivists, researchers, and curators to talk about some of the fun stories in the pictures or behind the scenes.
Recent uploads from the Commons:
|Oregon State University Archives posts a magnificent series of photos depicting Celilo Falls on the Columbia River prior to the construction of the Dalles Dam in 1957. The falls were once Native American fishing grounds. OSU provides a wealth of links and resources to discover more about this buried treasure.||
Gerald W. Williams Collection:
|Get your locomotive on with Paths of Iron, train photography from the Estúdio Mário Novais, archived by the Biblioteca de Arte-Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian.||
Companhia dos Caminhos de Ferro Portugueses
|Discover the architecture of Gourdon, a small town in southwestern France with a rich prehistoric past, from the Bibliothèque de Toulouse,.||
|Fascinating group and crowd scenes by William Hall Raine, a Wellington, New Zealand, photographer. This is first in a number of Raine sets from the National Library of New Zealand.||
William Hall Raine
|The Powerhouse Museum adds to its Phillips Collection.
Read the write-up at the museum’s blog.
Phillips Glass Plate Negatives Collection
|The Smithsonian Institution adds to the corpus of Lincoln photographs. See these treasures in person at the One Life: The Mask of Lincoln exhibit.||
|More new uploads from the State Archives of Florida …
put on a happy face!
|It’s almost International Women’s Day!
Suffragettes galore from the Library of Congress.
News in the 1910s
Now Hiring: Media Assistant for the National Museum of American History, part of the Smithsonian Institution. Help the SI use social media!
13-28 Mar.: The Bradford International Film Festival at the National Media Museum. Experience film from Mexico, Latvia, Japan, France, Australia, Great Britain, Canada, the Netherlands and the United States.
Tags: Biblioteca de Arte-Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Bibliothèque de Toulouse, Brooklyn Museum, George Eastman House, Library of Congress, National Library of New Zealand, National Media Museum, Oregon State University Archives, Powerhouse Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Smithsonian Photography Initiative, State Library and Archives of Florida