Remember that Geocities fanpage you had in 8th grade? There’s a born-digital preservation project for that.
"Screenshots are automatically generated from a stash of old Geocities home pages, rescued by the Archive Team in 2009. The files are processed from oldest to newest." - One Terabyte of Kilobyte Age Photo Op
“Tracking the lightning quick development of modern cities is easy with Google Street View, but a big new project aims to provide context for the past 1,000 years of urban evolution in Venice, Italy. The Venice Time Machine will digitize and catalog a staggering amount of historical documents—a combined 50 miles worth of shelves!—then turn the data into an internet archive and adaptable 3D model.
Timing-wise, it certainly lines up with the zeitgeisty rush of cultural institutions—from the Met to the New York Public Library—putting their collections online and free for the public to browse. In this case, pulling together all the documents into a cohesive whole will be a pretty epic challenge, and one that’s been centuries in the making.” - Kordan Kushins, Gizmodo
“It’s not news that popular aesthetics of librarianship are steeped in stereotype. Between visions of bibliographic babes with starched collars, pulled back hair, and horn rimmed glasses - librarians break these archetypes on a daily basis every time they get of bed in the morning to reveal looks as diverse as our professional responsibilities.” via Simmons GSLIS Blog
Writing a short paper about those Glamour of the Allies designs as requested by you, Internet. Returning to my old flame of representations of nation and gender surrounding the First World War, today may be the day I make reference to Hetalia in a paper. I imagine my undergraduate advisor writing scathing margin notes about anime pairings to a once serious student of national identities and modern european history who fell to the temptation of tumblr.