Tuesday, January 22

The Library of Congress Pilot Project on Flickr

A neat thing found by Melissa Lim of Instructional Technology fame!!

Back in June of 2007, we began our first collaboration with a civic institution to facilitate giving people a voice in describing the content of a publicly-held photography collection.
The key goals of this pilot project are to firstly give you a taste of the hidden treasures in the huge Library of Congress collection, and secondly to show how your input of a tag or two can make the collection even richer.
You're invited to help describe photographs in the Library of Congress' collection on Flickr, by adding tags or leaving comments.*


Wednesday, January 2

Educational Oppourtunites from the Portland Water Bureau

Recently, I was asked if we had a video called "Conserving Portland's Water Supply". We didn't - so I poked around online abit and made contact with Briggy Thomas, the Education Program Manager with the Portland Water Bureau.

Briggy has sent us this video along with some literature, and it will be available for check-out from the Multimedia Library by the second week in January. The Water Bureau offers other educational and classroom resources including Field Trips and Lesson Plans. For more information contact:

Briggy Thomas - Education Program Manager
Phone: 503.823.7407

WPA Art Treasures in PPS schools

Interesting article in the Oregonian about WPA murals in some PPS schools that need restoring. It's funny how communication is virtually non-existent in this District! I did not know that all the WPA art in the District had been cataloged back in 2005 - they missed a few pieces that we have here in the Multimedia Library. :)