Computers and Washington

*+-Last fall, I marked the season for the harvesting of grapes to honor John Adlum, the little-known “Father of American Viticulture.” The origins of the first commercially viable vine in the American wine industry can be traced to the District of Columbia. Now, with the great interest in Alan Turing, the recent auction sale of this English mathematician’s 56-page notebook for more than a million dollars, and the success of the movie, more »

Hidden Collection — Artist’s Books

*+-The Smithsonian Institution Libraries (SIL) has a “hidden collection” of artists’ books that is underused by researchers and the public. Artists’ books are diverse in form and concept, making them difficult to define.

Around the Libraries in 180 Days (Give or Take): An Intern Recaps Her Libraries Experience

*+-It’s hard to believe that my time at the Libraries has come to an end! Since there was a post about me here when I began my internship back in January, I thought I’d give a summary of what I’ve done since then.

NMNH Library Grand (Re)Opening

*+-Four years after the initial design process began, the National Museum of Natural History Library showed off its new home to over 170 guests. Folks poured in to see the new space and attend the ribbon cutting ceremony.

Don’t Miss It—Lecture Today at 4 PM—George Oates: A Conversation with Nancy Gwinn

*+-Come hear George Oates, Lead for Open Library, and Nancy Gwinn, Director, Smithsonian Institution Libraries, talk about the future of libraries, archives and museums in a digital world.

Save the Date! March 15—George Oates: A Conversation with Nancy Gwinn

*+-Come hear George Oates, Lead for Open Library, and Nancy Gwinn, Director, Smithsonian Institution Libraries, talk about the future of libraries, archives and museums in a digital world.

New Acquistions in the National Air and Space Museum Library

*+-The March winds have blown in some fascinating new acquisitions to the National Air and Space Museum Library.

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