Posts tagged "Archives"
Stage Fright: an essay by David Graham

Stage Fright: an essay by David Graham

I am pleased to welcome David Graham to the Library as Incubator Project. In this essay, David tackles a problem that many arts-incubating librarians and information professionals face: balancing the personal with the professional when it comes to involvement with local arts organizations and institutions. ~ Laura by David Graham I was in a library when I...
Interview with Ben Vershbow and David Riordan of NYPL Labs

Interview with Ben Vershbow and David Riordan of NYPL Labs

One of the exciting things about working at the Library as Incubator Project is learning about library-based projects that make use of archival and research collections for creative projects. Today’s feature from Rebecca Rubenstein introduces the NYPL Labs, where the library’s extensive collections are put to new and innovative uses.  Don’t miss Rebecca’s other posts on library-as-incubator happenings...
Featuring: Wendel White

Featuring: Wendel White

We’re delighted to showcase work by Wendel White today on the site! Wendel reached out to share his most recent project, called Manifest, about the history of African American communities, for which he has been traveling to libraries and historical collections to photograph African American artifacts. Enjoy! ~Erinn Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Tell us a little...
Exploring the Museum of Modern Art Library

Exploring the Museum of Modern Art Library

We are so pleased to welcome David Senior to the Library as Incubator Project! David is a Bibliographer at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Library in New York City. We talked with David about some of the many ways that the MoMA Library supports the work of artists and creative types. Enjoy! ~ Laura First,...
NYPL Digital Collections

NYPL Digital Collections

by Angela Terrab The New York Public Library Digital Collections have substance, and now they’re getting the style to match. As one might expect of this landmark library system, NYPL is bursting with drool-worthy content: Presidential papers, artistic archives, and monumental maps are just a few of the 800,000 items that have been “digitized from...
The Borough is My Library

The Borough is My Library

One of the exciting things about working at the Library as Incubator Project is learning about librarians who have a creative practice and seeing how the library supports and informs that practice. Today’s feature from Rebecca Rubenstein introduces a librarian/archivist who has created a series of zines that encapsulate that dynamic. Don’t miss Rebecca’s other...
The Public Domain Review

The Public Domain Review

by Angela Terrab Like an iceberg, the public domain is massive, and most of it is hidden from sight. Luckily, this iceberg has a team of explorers dedicated to mapping it’s extents! The Public Domain Review is a godsend for anyone who knows that the public domain is full of great content waiting to be...
The Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature

The Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature

by Angela Terrab Do you have an interest in early children’s literature? Or are you just looking for gorgeous 18th century illustrations kick off your next craft? In either case, the Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature should be one of your first stops. The Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature is the nation’s preeminent...
Minneapolis Central Library's picture files, where past & present coexist

Minneapolis Central Library’s picture files, where past & present coexist

by Andy Sturdevant.  Originally published on August 1, 2012 in the MinnPost weekly arts column, The Stroll and re-posted on the Library as Incubator Project on August 16th, 2012. Up on the third floor of the Minneapolis Central Library, past the racks of CDs and near the drawers of sheet music, there are several rows of...
Our Favorite Things: Archives, Archives, Archives!

Our Favorite Things: Archives, Archives, Archives!

by Laura Damon-Moore For today’s Favorite Things post, here’s a roundup of posts about archives – interesting archival collections and some artists who used archives as inspiration for their artwork. Melissa Mannon of ArchivesInfo wrote up a great piece examining the use of orphan photos to inspire the arts, in the spirit of Ransom Riggs’...
Writer in Residence at Forbes Library: the Origin Story

Writer in Residence at Forbes Library: the Origin Story

We’re delighted to welcome Susan Stinson to the LAIP this week for the first in a series on the Writer-in-Residence program at Forbes Library!  Susan’s latest novel was just released from Small Beer Press this month, aided in no small part by the folks at Forbes and her work as Writer in Residence. Read on...
Orphan Photos to Inspire the Arts

Orphan Photos to Inspire the Arts

On the heels of the success of Ransom Riggs’ YA novel, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, lots of people are interested in old photographs. Our friend Melissa Mannon– the mastermind behind the Archives Info blog– shares her perspective on orphan images as an important inspiration point for writers and artists that librarians and archivists...