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archivesofamericanart: usnatarchives: Join us on Thursday, April 3,  from 9:30 to 4 pm at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC for an all-day Archives Fair! Enter through the Special Events Entrance on 7th St. and Constitution Ave. The DC Caucus of MARAC and the National Archives Assembly are co-hosting this all-day Archives Fair. Archives-related groups […]

As a school librarian — and the head of the American Library Association — I expect that the court’s ruling will negatively affect the daily lives of Americans in a number of ways, particularly children in K-12 schools. School, public, and college libraries rely upon the public availability of open, affordable internet access for school homework assignments, distance learning classes, e-government services, licensed databases, job-training videos, medical and scientific research, and many other essential services.

ALA President, Barbara Stripling in Why Net Neutrality’s Demise Hurts the Poor Most on wired.com. (via libraryadvocates)

oupacademic: Wong was never “American” enough to allow her true star status, and in spite of her striking appearance and considerable talent, she was inevitably groomed by the industry to reinforce the image of the Asian woman as slave girl, Oriental siren, or dreaded “daughter of the dragon.” Anna May Wong is just one of […]

pbsthisdayinhistory: January 15, 1929 : Martin Luther King Jr. is Born On this day in 1929, Martln Luther King Jr. was born in Atlanta, Georgia. Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s contributions to civil rights and equality from the PBS Black Culture Connection: http://to.pbs.org/1eH4KCi Photo: 1964 portrait of Martin Luther King Jr. (Library of Congress)

Debates in the Digital Humanities

Debates in the Digital Humanities librarianrafia: Welcome to the open-access edition of Debates in the Digital Humanities, which brings together leading figures in the field to explore its theories, methods, and practices and to clarify its multiple possibilities and tensions. First published by the University of Minnesota Press in 2012 as a printed book, Debates in the Digital Humanities is expandinginto a […]

archivesofamericanart: archivesofamericanart: Don’t blink or you’ll miss the TINY HORSE in this photo album of Angelica Archipenko’s. No, not the big white one. The one that is TOO TINY FOR HIS OWN GOOD. Photograph album documenting travels through the United States and Canada, 1925. Alexander Archipenko papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Reblogging an […]

pbsthisdayinhistory: November 11, 1918: World War I Ends On this day in 1918, World War I ended after Germany signed an armistice agreement with the Allies in a railroad car in Compiegne, France.  Known as the Great War due to its unprecedented nature, the international conflict began after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir […]

usnatarchives: What document would an archivist save from a zombie attack? Find out this month as we profile our archivists at the Presidential libraries for American Archives Month. Today’s featured archivist is Matthew Schaefer, outreach archivist for the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum. What documents would Schaefer grab in the face of a zombie? […]

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