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Local Music Projects Survey: Physical Collections

Local Music Projects Survey: Physical Collections

This is Part 1 of a two-part series in our local music survey brought to us by LAIP writer Bryan Voell. Check back next week for Part 2, which will feature digital music collections and other local music resources produced by libraries. by Bryan Voell What is ‘local music’? It’s being defined and redefined everyday...
An Introduction to the Yahara Music Library

An Introduction to the Yahara Music Library

This post was originally published on August 14, 2014. Many libraries are finding ways to share community-created content and provide their patrons with access to exciting new writing, music, and art.  Not only do these efforts support local artists, they also create unique collections, many of them digital.  I’m excited to introduce Kelly Hiser to the...
LitMore Poetry Library

LitMore Poetry Library

This post was originally published on June 23 2014 by Laura Damon-Moore Several weeks ago we got a note from Christophe Casamassima (whose Poetry in Community project we featured on the website a couple of years ago) that said, “Because of the generous space you gave me two years ago on the website, we were...
Public Demesne: Using Public Domain Images to raise funds #3

Public Demesne: Using Public Domain Images to raise funds #3

by Allana Mayer In the first part of this series, I talked about why I chose public-domain images to stock a print-on-demand fundraising store. In the second part, I taught you some Photoshop and Illustrator basics to generate printable designs. In this part, I’ll talk about the logistics of print-on-demand platforms. The Store I chose Society6...
Public Demesne: Using Public Domain Images to raise funds #2

Public Demesne: Using Public Domain Images to raise funds #2

by Allana Mayer In the last post, I told you that I had started a print-on-demand shop with designs I sourced from the public domain. In this post, I’ll talk about some of the graphic-design steps you’ll need to take to create your own. The Designs If you decide that a print-on-demand shop is right for...
Public Demesne: Using Public Domain Images to raise funds

Public Demesne: Using Public Domain Images to raise funds

by Allana Mayer The Concept In early January 2016, I started a fundraiser for the Society of American Archivists Mosaic Scholarship, which was made to encourage diverse entrants into the field. I wanted to contribute, but didn’t have money to spare. Instead, I created a print-on-demand store with Society6 to sell items with designs I had...
Framing Fraktur: The Public Library as a Contemporary Art Space

Framing Fraktur: The Public Library as a Contemporary Art Space

This post was originally published on February 18 2015.  Today we welcome Rachel Karasick, who works as a grant writer for the Free Library of Philadelphia. Rachel shares a fabulous exhibition and community celebration of fraktur, a historic Pennsylvania German art form. Framing Fraktur presents history and contemporary artwork in a unique and exciting format and...
Interactive Art Trail at Edinburgh Central Library

Interactive Art Trail at Edinburgh Central Library

This post was originally published on August 27, 2013 by Laura Damon-Moore Today’s featured project is a splendid example of library + community collaboration at Edinburgh Central Library in Edinburgh, Scotland. The Interactive Art Trail, for which masters students from the Edinburgh College of Art were invited to create new works based on their investigations...
Hatchery Highlights: Pop-Up Book Display

Hatchery Highlights: Pop-Up Book Display

The Glasgow School of Art Library has a wonderful website, called The Hatchery, where staff document the artists and artworks that have been inspired by physical and digital library resources. Once a month we’ll repost a Hatchery Highlight from the GSA website. Special thanks to Duncan Chappell at the GSA Library for working with us...
Fantastic Friday: Natural History Prints

Fantastic Friday: Natural History Prints

This post originally appeared in May 2014. Let’s try a little something new today.  Instead of an info-packed essay or an in-depth resource analysis, let’s just take this Friday to look at pretty things! In collecting resources for our Book to Art Club meeting on The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly, I found myself...
Hatchery Highlights: Micropages by Abigail Thomas

Hatchery Highlights: Micropages by Abigail Thomas

We’re really excited to start a new series in partnership with the Glasgow School of Art Library in Glasgow, Scotland. The GSA Library has a wonderful website, called The Hatchery, where staff document the artists and artworks that have been inspired by physical and digital library resources. Once a month we’ll share a Hatchery Highlight...
Chicago's Read/Write Library

Chicago’s Read/Write Library

This post was originally published May 2013.  Today we are so pleased to welcome Amanda Meeks to the Library as Incubator Project. Amanda is the outreach coordinator for the Read/Write Library, located in Chicago, Illinois. A big thank you to Amanda for providing us with a fantastic overview of this community resource. Enjoy! ~ Laura by...