Curious Expeditions' Compendium of Beautiful Libraries

Everyone has some kind of place that makes them feel transported to a magical realm. For some people it’s castles with their noble history and crumbling towers. For others it’s abandoned factories, ivy choked, a sense of foreboding around every corner. For us here at Curious Expeditions, there has always been something about libraries. Row […]

National Audio-Visual Conservation Center

“The new National Audio-Visual Conservation Center (NAVCC) of the Library of Congress will be the first centralized facility in America especially planned and designed for the acquisition, cataloging, storage and preservation of the nation’s heritage collections of moving images and recorded sounds.” For more information, go to MIC’s Web site. Also, for information on the […]

At the Airport – Libraries and Museums in Unexpected Places

The San Francisco airport is home to the San Francisco Airport Commission Aviation Library & Louis A. Turpen Aviation Museum.  The museum and library are “dedicated to commercial aviation and San Francisco International Airport’s role as the ‘Gateway to the Pacific.’” Over 6,000 books and periodicals have already been catalogued in the library. The museum […]

LOC Preservation – 21st Century-Style

Gamasutra reports that the Library of Congress is funding an initiative – Preserving Creative America – to preserve creative media, including movies, digital photography, and video games. The blog further states According to a statement announcing the program, many of the included projects will involve “developing standardized approaches to content formats and metadata (the information […]

ARLIS/NE career panel podcast

On July 17th Panopticon (the Simmons GSLIS art library interest group) and ARLIS/NE co-hosted a career panel at Simmons. 38 graduate students and art library enthusiasts came on a beautiful summer evening to hear five librarians talk about their career paths in art librarianship and offer advice to those just entering the profession. I’d like […]

ARTstor Research Project

Dear Art Librarians: For a research study involving digital rights management and academic library electronic resources, I am interested in talking with art librarians who are actively involved with ARTstor. The purpose of the research is to understand the process by which librarians, publishers and other interested parties develop access and use terms, how specific […]