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Library of Congress Builds New Collections Documenting COVID-19 Pandemic | Library of Congress

The Library’s wide-ranging collecting to document the COVID-19 pandemic includes such artworks as “Mask Up” by Lisa Vollrath and “La Teacher” by Alfredo Ponce, both courtesy of Amplifier, the photograph “Donut Line” by Peter Rintels, “Seniors First” by Toni Lane and “Thank You” by Thomas Wimberly, courtesy of Amplifier. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.

Collections Include Photographs of Community Impact, Web Archiving of Public Health Data and Artist Responses to the Health Crisis

Press Contact: Brett Zongker, (202) 707-1639, bzongker@loc.gov

As the world marks the one-year anniversary of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Library of Congress has been collecting materials and documenting this time in history through a variety of initiatives.

The Library’s rapid-response collecting since the start of lockdowns and social distancing measures over the past year has included acquiring photographs that document the pandemic’s impact on individuals and communities, capturing artists’ responses to the outbreak, mapping the pandemic’s spread and archiving the world’s response online

“The extraordinary impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in our communities, families and social interactions is unlike anything we’ve seen in the past century,” said Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden.

From the article…

“Archivists and librarians at the Library of Congress are committed to documenting and preserving this difficult time in history through the eyes of artists…”

Source: Library of Congress Builds New Collections Documenting COVID-19 Pandemic | Library of Congress

Smithsonian Institution | institution, Washington, District of Columbia, United States | Britannica.com

Smithsonian Institution | The Smithsonian Institution’s first building, known as the Castle, was completed in 1855. © Wangkun Jia/Dreamstime.com
Smithsonian Institution | The Smithsonian Institution’s first building, known as the Castle, was completed in 1855. © Wangkun Jia/Dreamstime.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smithsonian Institution, research institution founded by the bequest of James Smithson, an English scientist. Smithson, who died in 1829, had stipulated in his will that should his nephew and heir himself die without issue, his remaining assets would pass to the United States and be used to found the Smithsonian Institution.”

Source: Smithsonian Institution | institution, Washington, District of Columbia, United States | Britannica.com

New York Public Library launches imprint to publish books inspired by its collections | Books | The Guardian

Excellent effort, no reason libraries cannot be publishers.. even local smaller libraries can do it, self-publish, etc.

Seeing the Lions at NYPL (Patience and Fortitude –not sure which is in the photo below) never fails to uplift my heart and soul, and if you’d like to know more about them, check out here:
The Library Lions


From colouring and picture books for children to work by adult authors including Maira Kalman, new project will celebrate the library’s role in the life of the city

Source: New York Public Library launches imprint to publish books inspired by its collections | Books | The Guardian