By any definition, the centerpiece of our digitization efforts at SILRA are the bicycling-related serials. To date, we’ve scanned nearly 100 items spanning titles like “The Wheel World,” “The Bearings,” and “The Bicycling World and Motorcycle Review.”
Month: July 2011
The Libraries would like to highlight some new titles that have been added recently to the Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum Library.
At the Smithsonian American Art Museum an exhibit called To Make a World: George Ault and 1940s America is showing until September 5, 2011. This exhibit features the work of painter George Ault during the years surrounding World War II. In addition to the artwork by Ault, the exhibit also features the paintings of Rockwell Kent, Edward Hopper, and Norman Rockwell.
Recently, the Libraries were fortunate to have hosted not one, but two knowledge management interns. Doug Dunlop, Suzanne Pilsk, and Erin Thomas facilitated their efforts under the umbrella of “Foundations for Knowledge Management at SI and SIL”.
In Woody Allen’s latest film Midnight in Paris, a modern-day writer finds himself repeatedly traveling back in time to Paris at the height of the 1920’s. While there he meets a number of the period’s famous writers and artists, from Ernest Hemingway and Gertrude Stein to Salvador Dali and Pablo Picasso. Seeing this film made me want to learn more about the fascinating lives of these people, so I decided to research Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, who in the film introduce us to the world of Paris in the twenties.
Douglas Litts has been appointed Supervisory Librarian of the AAPG Library. Doug has been serving as the acting Supervisory Librarian at AAPG for more than a year, and before that time was a Reference Librarian at the AAPG Library.
“You ought to have seen what I saw on my way To the village, through Mortenson’s pasture to-day: Blueberries as big as the end of your thumb, Real sky-blue, and heavy, and ready to drum