IS&T will again be organizing the Archiving 2016 Conference in Washington DC next April. Topics range from creating and managing collections, to technology and standards for digital (e.g. images) objects. The abstract deadline in 4 Oct. 2015. Info. here
Case Studies: Conference discussions will also include case studies from large and small institutions and municipalities. A good example of which is the effort to organize and digitize the historical material from the old Minneapolis Municipal Information Library, which closed in 2003.
The project was lead by Josh Schaffer, Minneapolis city records manager. The posted material is thanks in part to students from St. Catherine University’s library and information science program and the city’s Urban Scholars summer internship program . Here is the article from MPRnews
Unusual Examples from those posted on flickr
– Putting out fires in front of crowds of nuns
– Fire engines full of clowns
– The search for Miss Fire Fighter 1958
and I also recommend checking out the collection of aerial views of the city.
Photos. courtesy of City of Minneapolis Archives
or perhaps ‘why am I the only one without a gas mask?’