Tag Archives: Communities

‘Remember the Internet’: An Encyclopedia of Online Life – The Atlantic

How do we memorialize life online when it’s constantly disappearing?

by Kaitlyn Tiffany, March 22, 2021

Jim Steele / Popperfoto / Getty / Wikimedia / The Atlantic

For many of us, for better or for worse, the internet is home.

Our communities are here, because many of them could not exist any other way.

Superfans, shitposters, amateur experts, wiki nerds, grizzled forum moderators, obsessive sneaker enthusiasts, and hobbyists who spend a substantial amount of their time photographing vintage Furbies in human clothes, for example—the cultural and creative output of these communities is enormous and ever growing.

Source: ‘Remember the Internet’: An Encyclopedia of Online Life – The Atlantic

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

Raleigh, Charlotte ranked among the best cities in America to live | News & Observer

Raleigh and Charlotte are ranked among the top cities in the United States to live based on crime rate, demography, economy, education, environment, health, housing, infrastructure and leisure.

Source: Raleigh, Charlotte ranked among the best cities in America to live | News & Observer

How public libraries help build healthy communities | Brookings Institution

Marcela Cabello and Stuart Butler examine the important role libraries play in communities.

 

“They say you can’t judge a book by its cover. Increasingly in the United States, you also can’t judge a library’s value to its community by simply its books. Let us explain.”

Source: How public libraries help build healthy communities | Brookings Institution

Arup | Publications | Future Libraries

Libraries are going through a renaissance, both in terms of the social infrastructure they provide and in terms of a diversification of the services and experiences offered. In corporate environments they are playing an increasingly important role in the provision of collaborate workspace and innovation. In communities they are evolving into hubs for education, health, entertainment and work.

Source: Arup | Publications | Future Libraries