The Smithsonian Libraries’ 50th Anniversary Internship program provides students in library and information science and other disciplines a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work side-by-side with expert Smithsonian Libraries and Smithsonian staff. more »
Month: November 2019
There is a unique joy in watching a video or reading a news story with images of a librarian handling a rare book. Rare books, unlike many museum objects, are more »
While shelving, retrieving, or searching for trade catalogs, it is not unusual to come across one that makes you pause for a moment. This may be for various reasons including vibrant colors, unique illustrations, interesting subjects, age, or even its shape. This time an early 20th Century catalog caught my eye. Its colorful front cover brought back memories of snow days as a child, and the image was so inviting that I had to take a closer look.
Unearthed: Building the Smithsonian’s Dinosaurs with Materials from the Smithsonian Libraries and BHL
This blog post is part of a series from Smithsonian Libraries highlighting Unearthed, a new collection of paleobiology literature in Biodiversity Heritage Library curated by Smithsonian Libraries in celebration of the opening of the National Museum more »
At the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum the study and teaching of design includes learning about the materials and techniques used in designing objects, textiles, and works on paper. The more »
Do you want to help empower global biodiversity research and serve as part of a vibrant, international community dedicated to providing free, worldwide access to biodiversity information? The Biodiversity more »
Searching the Trade Literature Collection for music related material will likely result in many records. This being the Smithsonian Year of Music, I decided to browse those trade catalogs. One in particular caught my attention. Why? Because of its shape.