By PamB | June 19, 2008
Like everyone else, I’ve managed to catch up after being out of the office. But IASSIST was worth every minute! It was a pretty jampacked week, so I’m just getting around to blogging a few observations.
I allocated too few moments to visiting the poster sessions. One that intrigued me was the Digital Library Federation’s American Social History Online project, or Aquifer. (Maybe it’s the fact that I was a history major.) Aquifer brings together fascinating resources from over 100 digital collections, all delivered right to your desktop: sheet music from the 19th century; a great photo of Teddy Roosevelt speaking to members of the National Negro Business League; portraits of the Brooklyn Dodgers (remember them?); a firsthand travel account of Scandinavia from 1863; U.S. political cartoons that make current caricatures look pretty tame.
Do check out Aquifer: http://www.dlfaquifer.org/
IASSIST U.S. Region Secretary