Carnival of the Commons – Hold on to your head!

Posted by zyrcster in Carnival of The Commons
Ryand, of the George Eastman House, shares some stats with the Museum and Web Conference about their most popular image in the Commons.

40,463 all time views
36 tags (one is “Hombre sin cabeza”)
4 notes
86 comments
517 favorites
1 set
0 collections
2 groups

The title? “Trick photo, decapitated man with bloody knife, holding his head.”


George Eastman House

Heard around the Commons:

  • Congrats to State Library of Queensland’s Tania Schafer for being awarded The Australian Society of Archivists’ Loris Williams Scholarship!
  • How to mash up the Commons’ photos with Google Earth.
  • A multitouch, multiuser mashup allows visitors to explore Flickr photos geotagged into a Yahoo! Map. Hat tip to George for the find.
  • Museums and the Web 2009 Conference: catch the dialogue on Twitter with #mw2009
  • The D.C. Public Library makes headlines as it joins the Flickr Commons at LISNews, We Love DC, and Aaron’s own blog about it.
  • Check out DCPL’s Then and Now photo contest, too!
  • The D.C. Public Library has also launched the first free library iPhone application in the U.S.!
  • Mobile Learning: Transforming the Delivery of Education and Training, edited by Mohamed Ally, looks like an informative read for anyone interested in the use of mobile technology for various distance learning applications. Hat tip to DCPL.
  • Seb Chan, Powerhouse Museum, tells us how to integrate Tweets and other social network comments onto our blogs. We haven’t hooked that up yet at Indicommons, but I have used this plug-in elsewhere and highly recommend it.
  • Museums and the Machine-Processable Web: A wiki led by the Science Museum, London, for museums using (or thinking of using) an API.
  • Interview with Shelley Bernstein and Paul Beaudoin (Brooklyn Museum) at the electronic museum about their API.
  • Here’s a Python module for the Brooklyn Museum’s API.
  • The Brooklyn Museum updates the look and feel of its web calendar.
  • The Brooklyn Museum’s Judy Kim explains how Sun K. Kwak came to the museum.
  • An update from the Smithsonian Institution on its digitization program.
  • A fun online postcard exhibit by the Smithsonian Institution.
  • The SI’s Keith F. Davis on collecting photographs.
  • The SI American Art Museum’s Ghosts of a Chance ARG is a Webby honoree!
  • The Oregon State University Archives helps celebrate 150 years of Oregon! Ooh … films, too.
  • The Bibliothèque de Toulouse reviews John Crowley’s film Boy A.
  • The World Digital Library will launch on April 21st, in seven languages. The project has been developed by UNESCO and the Library of Congress, along with 32 other partners from around the world.

Go Visit!

21 April 2009: William Shakespeare’s 445th birthday will be celebrated at the Library of Congress with a reading of his works by 16 professional actors from the Shakespeare Theater Company’s Academy for Classical Acting at The George Washington University.

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