September 24, 2021

Radio Interview: Canada’s Library of Parliament Digitizes Its Copy of Audubon’s “Birds of America”

From the CBC:

In the 1820s, John James Audubon set out to illustrate every single species of bird in North America, ultimately creating large prints depicting more than 1,000 individual birds and more than 450 species.

Eider Duck or Common Eider /Library of Parliament / Bibliothèque du Parlement (via Flickr)

Eider Duck or Common Eider /Library of Parliament / Bibliothèque du Parlement (via Flickr)

The Library of Parliament digitized its copy of The Birds of America, which are “by far the largest items in the library’s collection,” said Sonia Bebbington, the library’s director of knowledge management and preservation

So far, six images are available on the library’s Flickr account — with more to come.

Read the Complete Report, Listen to Embedded Radio Interview

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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