Never mind that it’s free and transit-accessible. Those of you with a compelling interest in all things transportation will be able to fill in the local backstory with virtual trips to the past, present and future of the greater Los Angeles region.
Panel discussions cover blogging as history, newspapers as memories, and the legacy of Mexican mural artist David Alfaro Siqueiros. Los Angeles Times columnist and KPCC commentator Patt Morrison gives a journalist’s-eye-view of libraries and historical archives.
All in one day? There’s also a range of documentary film screenings and educational sessions, including a how-to on getting started in research.
Event: LA as Subject Archives Bazaar
Date: October 23, 2010
Time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Doheny Memorial Library on the campus of the University of Southern California in downtown Los Angeles
Footnote: Metro’s Digital Resources Librarian Kenn Bicknell chairs the web and technology committee of the L.A. As Subject project, a research alliance of more than 250 separate collections dedicated to preserving and improving access to the unique history and culture of Los Angeles.