Today in 1947 the Polaroid Land camera made its debut. The Libraries featured Polaroid items from its trade literature collection last year, as well as museum objects from the National Museum of American History.
Month: February 2011
A recent article in BusinessWeek (http://buswk.co/h8pnfS) profiled a Japanese company that provides homes with some needed extra space. A recent startup, Bookscan, offers scanning of personal book collections in part more »
The Libraries would like to highlight some more new and diverse titles that have been added recently to the National Museum of American History Library.
The Libraries has many books in its Smithsonian American Art/National Portrait Gallery Library on the funny redhead.
The planet Pluto was discovered by astronomer Clyde Tombaugh on this date in 1930. He used a 13-inch astrograph to photograph and identify the planet. Tombaugh also believed in the possiblily of extraterrestrial activity and claimed to have seen UFOs.
On February 7-10, Web Developer Joel Richard attended the Code4Lib conference held at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. Sub-freezing weather aside, the conference was a hotbed of software developers, metadata experts and computer people getting together to discuss their latest work in developing software, websites, tools and technologies that support the mission of libraries across the country and the world!
Elizabeth “Bessie” Coleman, born in Texas in 1892, was the first female African American pilot, and the first African American to obtain an international pilot’s license.