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Librarians digitally archive rare White House images

Via Charlie Amiot, J.D.: “One of this week’s ALA ALDirect e-newsletter highlighted a Feb. 24, 2018 CNN article, Librarians digitally archive rare White House images by Betsy Kline. A team of librarians working for the White House Historical Association have been digitizing archives of uncatalogued slides from White House history, most of which haven’t been accessible by the public before now. The White House Historical Association Digital Library – the WHHA is “a private, non-profit organization founded in 1961 by First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy with a mission to protect, preserve, and provide public access to the rich history of America’s Executive Mansion.” They ask that users create a free account, so I did; they do ask several questions about a user’s affiliations, which sadly may discourage casual users. There is a fairly short TOS to agree to, and with an account users gain the ability to access the archives, create albums, pin and download pictures, etc. Users can also buy high-resolution images if they wish; it is free to download most images at a lower resolution.”

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