What We’re Reading: January 22, 2009 Edition

President Barack Obama inauguration mapTuesday marked the inauguration of our 44th President, and in this What We’re Reading we’ve rounded up quite a selection of inauguration-related links. Check out the Lincoln inaugural bible, a number of interactive features, newspaper front pages from around the world, and much more. Or, if you’ve read enough inauguration coverage, scroll down to the other articles we note, including 12 historic preservation destinations, some thoughts on cyber infrastructure, new additions to the Flickr Commons, a new online radio show, and upcoming Lincoln bicentennial events.

Inauguration Related

What Else We’re Reading

  • HNN Video Coverage – Election 2008: How ‘Historic’ Was It?
    Thanks to HNN for taping the presentations from our session on "Election 2008: How ‘Historic’ Was It?" and for making them available to more than the 100 or so people who could attend during the 123rd Annual Meeting.
  • 2009’s Dozen Distinctive Destinations
    The PreservationNation blog, of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, announces this year’s list of “Distinctive Destinations,” which are “vacation destinations across the United States that offer an authentic visitor experience by combining dynamic downtowns, cultural diversity, attractive architecture, cultural landscapes and a strong commitment to historic preservation and revitalization.”
  • Scanner Ready
    In "Scanner Ready," Dan Cohen suggests that some of the new infrastructure funding should be spent on the cyber infrastructure, and not just projects that encourage the use of more fossil fuels. He proposes a project that involves "scanning of the contents of the Library of Congress," which would provide a useful alternative to the often mediocre efforts of Google.
  • Great Scot!
    The Flickr blog announces the addition of the National Galleries of Scotland to the Flickr Commons, which we blogged about last month.
  • Back Story with the American History Guys
    This public radio show, started in May of 2008, is produced by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and hosted by historians Ed Ayers, Peter Onuf, and Brian Balogh. Their next program is “Laboratories of Democracy: The State of the States.”
  • Lincoln Bicentennial (1809-2009)
    For the Lincoln Bicentennial, on February 12, 2009, there are a number of events taking place in the Washington, D.C. area. Check them out on this Lincoln Bicentennial events page.

Contributors: Elisabeth Grant, Vernon Horn, Arnita A. Jones, Jessica Pritchard, and Robert B. Townsend

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