November 29, 2020

The Smithsonian Heads to Kickstarter to Crowdfund Preservation and Digitization of Neil Armstrong’s Spacesuit

The following Kickstarter campaign is the first in a series of crowdfunding campaigns from the Smithsonian Institution. From the Kickstarter Blog: The Smithsonian’s first project, from the National Air & Space Museum, focuses on the spacesuit worn by Neil Armstrong as he stepped off a ladder and became the first person on the moon. The […]

Newspaper Digitization: Nyack (NY) Librarian Turns to Web for ‘Experiment in Fundraising’

From LoHud.com: When librarian Brian Jennings decided he wanted to digitize a bit of Rockland’s historical connection to famed American painter Edward Hopper, he took a unique approach to raise money. As the local history librarian at the Nyack Library, Jennings’ plan was take microfilm copies of the Rockland County Journal from 1890 to 1892 […]