Art Librarians Unite in the Fight Against the Digital Black Hole

On a cloudy Monday morning, art librarians from across North America gathered at SFMOMA to discuss stewardship practices of historically valuable arts material. The catch? This valuable material is not published in heavy tomes or nestled within special collections, but instead accessed via the web. The National Forum on Advancing Art Libraries and Curated Web … Continue reading Art Librarians Unite in the Fight Against the Digital Black Hole

Fisher Fine Arts Web Archive Recognized by the Internet Archive

We were happily surprised to have the Fisher Fine Arts Library web archive recognized by the Internet Archive's subscription service, Archive-It, as their "Collection of the Week." This is great news as we start start the Spring semester! At the Fisher Fine Arts Library we’ve started a pilot web archiving program to preserve the online art and historic preservation … Continue reading Fisher Fine Arts Web Archive Recognized by the Internet Archive

Data, Displacement, and Disaster Response

The following text is part of the “Data, Displacement, & Disaster Response: Two Philadelphia Libraries Take Action in the Aftermath of Hurricane María” presentation given at the Penn in Latin American and the Caribbean (PLAC) 4th Annual Conference: Climate Change, Resilience, and Environmental Justice in Latin America and the Caribbean. The presentation was conducted by … Continue reading Data, Displacement, and Disaster Response