SNAC Space Exploration
Did you know that a constellation isn't just a group of stars? A SNAC Identity Constellation is the nodal point for the description of an individual, a family, or a corporate body (similar to a traditional authority record). It describes those agents that create, preserve, use, and are responsible for and/or associated with archival records in a variety of ways.
The nights are long and perfect for stargazing, so we're joining the crew of the Social Networks and Archival Context Cooperative (SNAC) on an exploration of outer space. Follow #SNACconstellations on Twitter as leading archives, libraries, universities, and scientific societies connect the people, spacecraft, and out of this world organizations represented in their holdings.
Learn about astronomers, astronauts, lunar landings, and interplanetary voyages as we connect Constellation identities and discover how describing individuals, families, and organizations builds a greater contextual understanding of the the archival records that tell their stories.
SNAC is all about making connections to people, families, and corporate bodies. This campaign will show you how to trace a path from Apollo 11 through Buzz Aldrin, Dorothy Vaughan, Tom Wolfe, Sally Ride and more using archival records to chart your course. We'll share examples and tips on how to use SNAC to make your own connections and identify Constellations you won't find in the night sky. We hope you'll join us!
|Week of January 1||NASA|
|Week of January 8||Apollo 11|
|Week of January 15||Michael Collins|
|Air & Space|
|Week of January 22||Johnson Space Center|
|Week of January 29|
|Week of February 5||Katherine Johnson|
|Week of February 12||Wernher von Braun|
|Week of February 19||Copernicus|
|Week of February 26||Guion Bluford|
|Jet Propulsion Laboratory|