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Bringing Beautiful Gardens Indoors — Landscape Garden, Design, and History Collections at the Libraries

While the Smithsonian Institution Libraries (SIL) comprises 20 branch libraries, some branch collections naturally overlap when meeting the needs of their library users. That’s the situation with one of our art libraries, the Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum Library located in New York City, and one of our science libraries, the Botany and Horticulture Library located in Washington D.C. It may surprise you to learn both collect books and journals on landscape design and history and the decorative arts.

IASSIST Conference Recap

During the first week of June, I attended the International Association for Social Science Information Service and Technology, (IASSIST) 2010 Conference—Social data and social networking: Connecting social science communities across more »

Just One More . . .

The Repository of arts, literature, commerce, manufactures, fashions and politics, 1809-1815, 1810, Plate opp. p. 182, plate 15, Library reading chairs Yesterday's post, featuring lovely summery damsels was also from more »

Preservation Week

The American Library Association Preservation Week is May 9-15. The Libraries is committed to the preservation, safe exhibition, and long-term access to its collections, many of which are irreplaceable. Our more »