I had a post in mind related to gulls, but I have been spending hours lately uploading pictures of all the dead birds and bits that were revealed on northern beaches when the snow and ice melted. The most recent walks on many of these beaches has been as if through a bird mausoleum. So […]
BHL Program Director Martin Kalfatovic attended the DPLAFest 2015 in Indianapolis (April 17-18) representing both the BHL content hub and the Smithsonian content hub.DPLAFest drew over 300 people to the public programs held at the Indianapolis Public Library, the Indiana State Library, IUPUI University Library, and the Indiana Historical Society.DPLA Director of Content Emily Gore gave important updates on the DPLA hub model and how DPLA hopes that it will evolve over time.At the open
The photographs taken by ABC Australia journalist Siobhan Heanue on Saturday, April 25th are eerie. The temple square in Kathmandu is peaceful, filled with people enjoying the beautiful structures,...
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Georg Dionysius Ehret's 1744 illustration of "Agaricus ramosus"I was leisurely poking around the Wellcome Library's astonishing collection of hi-res historical images when I was stopped in my tracks by this fabulous, otherworldly image of a fungus. What the heck is it supposed to be? My first thought was that it was either a poor rendering, or something invented. But the man who made this hand-painted engraving was no slouch. In fact, he was one of the most