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Fantastic Friday: Restaurant Menus

Fantastic Friday: Restaurant Menus

Fantastic Friday is a bimonthly series wherein we dig up little treasure troves of digital collections and artistic resources on a single topic for your viewing pleasure.  Find your next favorite artistic inspiration here! ~Katie Here at the LaIP, we get excited about ALL types of artists.  Unfortunately, the nature of the internet favors visual...
Fantastic Friday: Penmanship Journals

Fantastic Friday: Penmanship Journals

Fantastic Friday is a bimonthly series wherein we dig up little treasure troves of digital collections and artistic resources on a single topic for your viewing pleasure.  Find your next favorite artistic inspiration here! ~Katie Just a few days ago, I came across a blog post that highlighted a bunch of digitized penmanship journals.  Penmanship...
An Introduction to the Yahara Music Library

An Introduction to the Yahara Music Library

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 site today to share her work on one such...
Fantastic Friday: Beautiful, Vintage Book Covers

Fantastic Friday: Beautiful, Vintage Book Covers

Fantastic Friday is a bimonthly series wherein we dig up little treasure troves of digital collections and artistic resources on a single topic for your viewing pleasure.  Find your next favorite artistic inspiration here! ~Katie There are so, so, so many images of beautiful, vintage book covers on the internet (seriously, just Google it).  Here...
Out of the Archives: The David Rumsey Historical Map Collection

Out of the Archives: The David Rumsey Historical Map Collection

This post originally appeared on the Library as Incubator Project in July 2012. The David Rumsey Historical Map Collection consists of over 150,000 maps, focusing on 18th and 19th century North and South America and including atlases, globes, maritime charts and other materials.  Of those 150,000 items, about 32,000 of the maps have been digitized...
Fantastic Friday: Propaganda Posters

Fantastic Friday: Propaganda Posters

Fantastic Friday is a bimonthly series wherein we dig up little treasure troves of digital collections and artistic resources on a single topic for your viewing pleasure.  Find your next favorite artistic inspiration here! ~Katie Before the affordability of household televisions and well before the internet and social media were even dreamed of, the art of...
Fantastic Friday: Sheet Music

Fantastic Friday: Sheet Music

Fantastic Friday is a bimonthly series wherein we dig up little treasure troves of digital collections and artistic resources on a single topic for your viewing pleasure.  Find your next favorite artistic inspiration here! ~Katie For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a singer.  I mean, I don’t get paid or anything, but...
LitMore Poetry Library

LitMore Poetry Library

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 inspired to bring our enormous poetry collection into circulation...
Fantastic Friday: Fashion Collections

Fantastic Friday: Fashion Collections

Fantastic Friday is a bimonthly series wherein we dig up little treasure troves of digital collections and artistic resources on a single topic for your viewing pleasure.  Find your next favorite artistic inspiration here! ~Katie Even as a child, I was fascinated by fashion and ethnic dress.  My mother works in textiles, so I poured...
Fantastic Friday: Natural History Prints

Fantastic Friday: Natural History Prints

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 swimming in digital collections filled with GORGEOUS...
Exploring the Boston Athenaeum

Exploring the Boston Athenaeum

Today it’s my pleasure to present this interview with Peter Walsh from the Boston Athenaeum. He talked with us about this local institution, its collection, and how the Athenaeum actively supports the work of artists in New England. Enjoy! ~ Laura The mission of the Boston Athenæum is to serve its members, the broader community, and scholars throughout...
Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Whether you think today is the perfect excuse to snuggle up with your honey and eat chocolates or a terrible Hallmark conspiracy, there’s no mistaking it: Valentine’s Day is a good day in the world of Digital Collections!  There are a number of beautiful digital archives of vintage cards out there, documenting not only how...