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#IArtLibraries | Music History: The Chuck Brown /Go-Go Archive at DC Public Library

#IArtLibraries | Music History: The Chuck Brown /Go-Go Archive at DC Public Library

This post originally appeared on the Library as Incubator Project in August 2012. by Erinn Batykefer As any music buff knows, a light went out this past May when Chuck Brown, the “godfather of Go-go,” died at Johns Hopkins Hospital at the age of 75.  Go-go is something of a DC phenomenon; the genre developed...
RFQ: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial (Central) Library Grand Reading Room Ceiling Design

RFQ: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial (Central) Library Grand Reading Room Ceiling Design

We are pleased to publish this Request for Qualifications on behalf of the DC Public Library – please share widely! ~Laura Request for Qualifications (RFQ) District of Columbia Public Library (DCPL)  Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial (Central) Library Grand Reading Room Ceiling Design Permanent Public Art Commission Deadline: August 31, 2017 Budget: To be determined, with...
How to Succeed in (the Public Library Online Local Music Collection) Business: Care  

How to Succeed in (the Public Library Online Local Music Collection) Business: Care  

by Kelly Hiser Rabble is a startup based in Madison, Wisconsin that builds online local music collections with public libraries. Our open-source platform, MUSICat, helps librarians connect with local musicians to collect, curate, license, and publish music. We work with an amazing group of library partners, in Edmonton, Madison, Nashville, and Seattle, and we’re excited...
Public Demesne: Using Public Domain Images to raise funds

Public Demesne: Using Public Domain Images to raise funds

This post and series originally appeared on the LAIP in April 2016. 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...
Featuring: The Free Instrument Lending Library (FRILL)

Featuring: The Free Instrument Lending Library (FRILL)

Today we are super thrilled to host Patty Conway from Girls Rock! RVA (Richmond, Virginia) to give us the scoop on FRILL (The Free Instrument Lending Library, which is a very cool collaboration between Girls Rock! RVA and the Richmond Public Library. Enjoy! ~Laura Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Please give us a rundown of FRILL and...
Book Images Collection from the Internet Archive

Book Images Collection from the Internet Archive

This post was originally published on December 11, 2014.  Sometimes you just need some eye candy, amiright? So today we’re pointing you to a fabulous Flickr collection of book images posted by the reliably-awesome Internet Archive. The Internet Archive has so much in their collection that finding an access point can be a tad overwhelming. Luckily...
Guitar Lending Collection at Licking County Library

Guitar Lending Collection at Licking County Library

This post originally appeared on the LAIP in December 2014. by Laura Damon-Moore Licking County (OH) Library card holders can now check out a guitar from the library! The new guitar collection launched in mid-December, Barbary Sanderson tells us, and there’s already a waitlist forming on the six guitars. Barbary, who is a Teen Services...
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...