Category Archives: Collections Care/Preservation

Read the First Four National Digital Platform Grant Proposals

By Trevor Owens Senior Library Program Officer, IMLS We recently announced the first series of awards addressing the national digital platform priority in the National Leadership Grants for Libraries program. This is both a strategic priority for the agency and … Continue reading

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Remembering Lincoln: Personal Stories about the Lincoln Assassination

By David McKenzie Digital Projects Manager Ford’s Theatre One hundred and fifty years ago this week, the renowned actor John Wilkes Booth assassinated President Abraham Lincoln as the president watched the comedy Our American Cousin at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C. … Continue reading

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What’s Up with Seed Catalogs in BHL?

Ed. Note: This blog was originally posted on the Biodiversity Heritage Library blog. To view the original post, click here.  We’ve spent a fun-filled week exploring the history, art, and science of gardening with our Garden Stories event. Seed and nursery catalogs and lists … Continue reading

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Hearing History

By Carlene Stephens Curator, Division of Work and Industry Smithsonian National Museum of American History We’ve got the routine down pat now. My colleague Shari Stout lines up the fragile recording on the stage of the instrument and then steps back. … Continue reading

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Discovery à la Mode

By Margaretta S Frederick Chief Curator, and Annette Woolard-Provine Curator of the Bancroft Collection Delaware Art Museum In 2012, the Delaware Art Museum began the arduous task (for a mid-sized museum) of placing our collection records online in a publically … Continue reading

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