{a r c h i v e + a r t} #ColorOurCollections, February 1-5

Library lovers and artists of all stripes will adore the abundance of creative, archives-related goodness happening on the Internet this week. Libraries across the world have opened their collections for coloring with free coloring book pages available online. The New York Academy of Medicine is sponsoring the event and inviting people to share their creations with the #ColorOurCollections …

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{a r c h i v e + p h o t o g r a p h y} Anna Atkins, cyanotype, and scientific illustration

  Over on Instagram, I featured a couple of images from the New York Public Library's digital collections. These gorgeous, ghostly images come from the library's copy of Photographs of British Algae by Anna Atkins, the first female photographer, and an amateur botanist. This was also the first book to be produced entirely using photographic methods. Read more …

Culture + The Remix (Library Edition)

Libraries mixing it up The Internet increasingly lends itself to wild combinations, in the best ways. Internet artists, bloggers, curators, and designers cleverly remix ideas, images, sound bites and videos available to everyone on the web to create information-rich products that refine our ways of seeing the world. Recently the New York Public Library released …