Carnival of the Commons: We’ve got GM cars and trucks!Posted by zyrcster in Carnival of The Commons
The headlines are filled this week with the news of General Motors, an American icon, declaring bankruptcy. The New York Public Library takes us on a stroll down memory lane with six sets of GM photographs, chronicling the storied manufacturers history, in their G.M. and Chrysler Cars and Trucks, 1897-1938 collection on the Flickr Commons.
Heard around the Commons:
- Help the NYPL! Donate today to the New York Public Library. Services there are now at risk; even throughout the Great Depression, The New York Public Library was able to maintain seven days of service.
- Read all about the Civilian Conservation Corps’s (CCC) 1933 Camp Arboretum, from the Oregon State University Archives. Sort of ties in with that whole Depression-era thing we have going on lately.
- Check out OSU’s new finding aids, too.
- Brooklyn Museum API: the iPhone app released on iTunes!
- Wales in Europe – art without frontiers – Read about the National Library of Wales’ contributions to EuropeanaTravel.
- WIGGLE! JIGGLE! Get jiggity with stereoscopic images from the National Library of New Zealand. Read more at our Flickr group.
- 1000th Tyrrell image in the Commons (1265 released in total) – Celebrate with the Powerhouse Museum on this milestone by commenting, tagging, and viewing!
- And check out their new Flickr group, Sydney Design.
- U. S. Copyright Office to Adjust Fees – Information from the Library of Congress.
- “Everything You Know About Indians is Wrong” – From Smithsonian curator Paul Chaat Smith (review by the Washington Post).
- Take a sneak peak of the a new D.C. Public Library Building.
- The George Eastman House asks for your help in moving them up the charts at CommuniCause’s $25,000 Social Media Makeover contest. Re-tweet early and often!
- Destroying Photographs? A decision made about old photographs for an exhibit by the GEH.
- Conserving Hollywood History at George Eastman House – an article about film preservation that includes some great old stills.
- Print of the Brisbane River donated by the Mackay Historical Society to the State Library of Queensland, Australia.
- The girl on the badge – A story of an Anzac Day donation to the Australian War Memorial.
- Being serious isn’t the whole answer – a great article by the Electronic Museum on Web 2.0 and museums.
- Everyone’s Smithsonian – an entry by Nina Simon on the Smithsonian Institution and multi-platform museum experiences.
- Celebrating 2,020 years of service – A tribute to the Smithsonian’s docents.
- Like birds? Apply to be an exhibit interpreter at the Bird House for the Smithsonian’s National Zoo!
6 June 2009 - Target 1st Saturday at the Brooklyn Museum! Free entertainment.
9 June – The 31st Annual Museum Mile Festival in New York City. Free access to all museums along the mile, including the Smithsonian Institution’s Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum.
Tags: Australian War Memorial, George Eastman House, Library of Congress, National Library of New Zealand, New York Public Library, Powerhouse Museum, Smithsonian Institution, State Library of Queensland Australia