Carnival of the Commons: Happy April!

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Heard around the Commons:

  • The Glenview Public Library suggests using the Commons for genealogy.
  • Help the Medical Museion at the University of Copenhagen decide to join the Commons.
  • Derivative Images, of the University of Colorado (Yay! Buffaloes!), discusses the Commons.
  • Some brief summaries of the Flickr Commons session at the Computers in Libraries conference in Arlington, Virginia: Digitization 101 (Jill Hurst-Wahl and David Lee King), Librarian by Day (Bobbi L. Newman), and Library Geek Woes.
  • Lots of logging information from the Oregon State University Archives’ April Fools set! Timber!
  • The Powerhouse Museum’s Photo of the Day blog celebrates its 500th post … and you can win a print!
  • Meet curator Erika Dicker at the Powerhouse Museum’s new blog, Object of the Week.
  • Elizabeth Thomsen explores Commenting the Commons.
  • Profiling Social Networks: A Social Tagging Perspective. Hat tip to the National Library of New Zealand for this find.
  • The Brooklyn Museum posts a series of articles, “Wikipedia Loves Art: Lessons Learned.” Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.
  • Seb Chan at the Powerhouse Museum also discusses Wikipedia and that the museum’s online documentation is now licensed under Creative Commons.
  • The Smithsonian Institution (SI) tells us about Ray Strong painting the Golden Gate Bridge. See more at the SI’s Flickr group, 1934.
  • Hat tip to the SI for this info on U.S. stimulus funding for research. Government money—It’s not just for Wall Street!
  • The Library of Congress reports that the public-domain status of early sound recordings is delayed until 2067.
  • The National Media Museum aims to open a London satellite for photography exhibits.
  • The Bibliothèque de Toulouse posts a review of Jean-Paul Lilienfeld’s “The Day of the Skirt,” a broadcast about women, racism, and the integration of young people.
  • The Australian War Memorial reports on the conservation of the Mark IV tank. Oooh, tanks.

Go Visit!

April – It’s Jazz Appreciation Month! Check out the Smithsonian’s offerings.

03 Apr. – Live webcast from the Smithsonian’s Chandra Observatory! Part of Around the World in 80 Telescopes.

03 Apr.Charles Parker Day, from the National Media Museum.

Starting 03 Apr.Film screenings in 200-seat Art Deco theater resume at Library of Congress Packard Campus. A Hard Day’s Night!

04 Apr.Target First Saturday at the Brooklyn Museum—Swing-era tunes, French and Italian arias, dance, talks, and more.

04 Apr. – Join the National Galleries of Scotland for a selection of faces in the Portrait Gallery’s collection, including Mary Queen of Scots.

05 Apr. – Open day at the John Oxley Library (State Library of Queensland, Australia) in honor of its 75th birthday.

05 Apr. – Join the George Eastman House for a screening of Victor Fleming’s 1934 Treasure Island. Arrrrr.

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One Response to “Carnival of the Commons: Happy April!”

  1. Stephanie Fysh Says:

    Part 4 of the Brooklyn’s thoughts about Wikipedia Loves Art is up now too: http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/community/blogosphere/bloggers/2009/04/03/wikipedia-loves-art-lessons-learned-part-4-the-stats/

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