Carnival of the Commons

Posted by zyrcster in Carnival of The Commons

Your weekly recap of happenings around the Flickr Commons.

Map of 1905 Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition
View of Sacajawea statue
The Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition
Oregon State University Archives

Let’s start the week off with a challenge! The Oregon State University Archives just added a map to their 1905 Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition set on Flickr. Anyone feel game to create a mash-up similar to what we did with the Chicago Expo? Read more about the finding of this map at OSU Archives’ blog.

  • The Museum Computer Network 2009 conference is being held November 11-14 in Portland, OR. OSU Archives will present its case study of the Flickr Commons!
  • Speaking of Portland, anyone know anything about some of the rose gardens there? OSU wants your help!
  • Some clarifications on our experience with ‘free’ content – Seb Chan at the Powerhouse Museum responds to a question about their experience with the Flickr Commons.
  • Be sure to catch his presentation schedule, too. Lots coming up.
  • The 2009 National Digital Forum conference will be held November 23-24 at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Courtney Johnson at the National Library of New Zealand has information on subsidies for small organizations.
  • Stacking the Tech: The Library of Congress Talks Digital Initiatives with the folks at Library Journal.
  • Catch this write-up, by L’Archivista of the Building, Managing and Participating in Online Communities session at the Society of American Archivists 2009 conference.
  • The American Historical Association provides a Take Two of Snapshots of the Past: The Commons on Flickr, an overview of the institutions that have joined the Commons since their first article.
  • Picturing Rochester: Got photos of Rochester, New York? George Eastman House wants ‘em!
  • The Powerhouse Museum has labels! And they want your visitor labels for their Odditoreum!
  • The National Library of Wales has new podcasts up! Great stories of the library from folks that used to work there.
  • Astrobiology: Life in Space, a webcast from the Library of Congress of Daniel P. Glavin, an astrobiologist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, who says the possibility of extraterrestrial life in our solar system is not limited to Mars.
  • You’ll like the preview of the D.C. Public Library’s new website!
  • Read about the 50th anniversary of the closing of the Peel Island lazaret, from the State Library of Queensland, Australia.
  • Not sure where to find the Smithsonian on the internet? Here’s a guide.
  • The SI and the Chandra X-ray makes news about research on the birth of stars.
  • Harewood House and some historic photographs of Yorkshire – a fun field trip with the National Media Museum!
  • ARRRRRRRR! The Field Museum wants you to dress like a pirate!
Breakfast of Champions

The Brooklyn Museum Crew

Twitter was all up in arms last weeks with #dukeriley. Here’s the Brooklyn Museum’s battleship. The New York Times and WNYC explain.

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