Monday, April 19, 2010

Another Fragment and Some Other Things

Here is another fragment, this one photographic, that won’t make it into a presentation I’m working on:

It is a photograph taken looking out from our Napoleon Room. (Part of the presentation is about why we have a Napoleon Room.)

Speaking of photography: Via CNN, linking the past with the present through photographs; and via Wikipedia, the first photograph of a human.

Speaking of Wikipedia, there is an interesting article in the Chronicle about using the crowdsourced encyclopedia to document public art: “Scholars Use Wikipedia to Save Public Art From the Dustbin of History.”

Speaking of crowdsouring, the Archivist of the United States, who is blogging at AOTUS: Collector in Chief, posted about “Cultivating Citizen Archivists.”

And speaking of public archives, the Library of Congress is going to archive “ALL public tweets, ever, since March 2006!” (See “Twitter Makes It Into the Historical Record.”) Update: This is what a tweet looks like.