Archive | June, 2012

WebWise Reprise: Oral History in the Digital Age

Digital tools for oral history collecting, curating, and dissemination was a topic at the Institute of Museum and Library Services’ WebWise 2012 Conference. We were pleased to feature it again on a WebWise Reprise webinar. Recorded: Wednesday, June 28, 2012 Duration: Approximately 90 minutes Speakers: Dean Rehberger, Director of MATRIX: the Center for Humane Art, Letters, and […]

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Sharing Public History Work: Crowdsourcing Data

Crowdsourcing was one of the topics at the Institute of Museum and Library Services’ 2012 WebWise Conference. Crowdsourcing is increasing public interest in collections, improving collections management workflows, and becoming easier thanks to several open source software programs. We were pleased to present on it again via a WebWise Reprise webinar. Recorded:  Wednesday, June 14, 2012 Duration: Approximately 90 minutes Speakers: Sharon M. […]

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Care of Plastics

More and more, the collections in our institutions are featuring elements of plastic.  Varying and temperamental, this material requires special care and storage. Christine Frohnert, Conservator of Contemporary Art, Modern Materials and Media,  and Odile Madden, Research Scientist, Museum Conservation Institute, Smithsonian Institution were featured speakers in the live chat webinar event “Care of Plastics”. […]

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