Posts tagged "Digital Collections"
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...
The Hidden Library at National Library of Scotland

The Hidden Library at National Library of Scotland

by Laura Damon-Moore A Facebook friend of ours posted a note about the Hidden Library series at the National Library of Scotland, and when I saw what the theme of this month’s event was, I knew we had to highlight it! According to the NLS’s website, the Hidden Library “invites new audiences into the heart...
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...
Old Maps Online

Old Maps Online

by Angela Terrab When I first discovered Google Maps–now almost a decade ago–I spent hours examining satellite images of my hometown, my ancestral home, and destinations from my travel bucket list. Old Maps Online, a digital gateway to  historic maps from twenty major libraries and archives, inspires that same sort of digital wanderlust, but with...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Linkubator Sunday Roundup | April 6 - 12

Linkubator Sunday Roundup | April 6 – 12

Another belated Linkubator is the fallout of being the Saturday Librarian of the weekend!  Thank God for the relatively long memory of our social media accounts.   New features: New in our Book to Boogie series on movement in story time: Dance with Me! We love talking to libraries that support the arts, and the...
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...