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Archives & Museum Informatics: Consulting, Publishing and Training for Cultural Heritage Professionals

Archives & Museum Informatics: Consulting, Publishing and Training for Cultural Heritage Professionals
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Reboot Your LIS Career? According to marketing whiz Mitch Joel, author of Ctrl Alt Delete (Business Plus, 2013), we’re all sort of hanging out in uncharted territory these days, or as Joel puts it “purgatory.” New media technology has forever changed both the way we do business and the way we communicate with each other. Even those companies (and individuals) willing to adapt aren’t quite sure which way to adapt to ensure their future viability – or employability. Joel’s goal is to provide a reboot roadmap for businesses (Section 1) and individuals (Section 2) that will help them successfully navigate future opportunities. To quote the author, …there are bigger forces at play: technology, connectivity, mobility, analytics, data, creativity, commerce, publishing, and more that will continue to reshape and change how we do business. So what does all of this mean to those of us tap-dancing as fast as we can to keep our LIS skills aligned with emerging career opportunities? Ctr Alt Delete: Reboot Your Business.

Museums and the Web | the on-line space for museum informatics Follow a Museum | Follow a Museum Day. Every 1st of February. Division of Library & Information Science Blog “Likes” are lovely, but do they lead to more logins? Developing metrics for academic libraries’ Facebook pages A lot has changed in the five years since the Rutgers University Libraries set up our first Facebook page. When the university librarian approved our initiative in fall 2006, academic libraries’ outposts on Facebook appeared to be far from common. In the article “Do you Facebook? Networking with Students Online,” Brian Mathews noted that he conducted a global search and found “a handful of other libraries had created profiles” on Facebook.1 So as we launched the Rutgers University Libraries’ Facebook presence, the effort felt like pioneering into relatively unchartered territory. In 2011, the norm has changed, and now it is far more common for academic libraries to have Facebook profiles. In this article I propose a set of simple measures that an academic library can use to gauge the impact of their Facebook activities and offer some suggestions on how to increase the viability of a library’s Facebook page. Are fans lining up?

Museum 2.0: Against Participation At first, I thought it was a joke. A colleague at UC Santa Cruz asked me to participate in a social practice symposium called Against Participation. Hosted by a sound art collective, Ultra-red, the 2015 event promised "to investigate listening as a political activity and to interrogate the stakes of participation in neoliberalism." I read this sentence many times without comprehension. I walked into Against Participation with my hackles up. Instead, I had a powerful learning experience--one I'm still grappling with over a year later. When should you choose not to participate in an experience? I'm embarrassed to say I hadn't really thought about these questions before the Against Participation symposium. I'd always thought that participating disproportionately benefited the participant. But Ultra-red reminded me that many environments function as distortion machines. The problem, of course, is when you choose not to participate, most people don't see it as a noble protest.

CV ACRL Institute for Information Literacy Immersion November 2011, Nashville, TN. Attended assessment track focused on learning outcomes, assessment types, and building a culture of assessment. ACRL Institute for Information Literacy Immersion July 2010, Burlington, VT. Triangle Research Library Network Management Academy November 2008, Chapel Hill, NC. Masters of Information Studies August 2003 to December 2004Florida State University School of Information Studies, Tallahassee, FL. Masters of Social Work August 1999 to April 2001Florida State University School of Social Work, Tallahassee, FL. International Study Program January 1998 to June 1998Denmark’s International Study Program, Copenhagen, DK Studied European History, sociology, political science, and Danish language. Bachelor of Arts with Honors August 1995 to May 1999Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT. Major achievements: Head of Instructional Initiatives April 2008 to April 2011Norwich University, Northfield, VT. Book Chapters Books keywords GO direct to web pages and files. Sharing the Museum: Social Media and Curatorial Practice by Michela Sarzotti* Talk to Me: Design and the Communication between People and Objects. Exhibition design. The exhibition For the exhibition Talk to Me: Design and the Communication between People and Objects, on view at New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) from July 24 through November 7, 2011, Senior Curator Paola Antonelli and Curatorial Assistant Kate Carmody selected nearly 200 projects centered on interaction in an effort to explore how the need for engagement and interface in communication is overtaking form and function in contemporary design. Talk to Me questioned how different technological innovations are transforming the way we live: objects communicate with us and in turn can help us communicate with others. Kacie Kinzer, Tweenbot. There were works centered on utility and information-sharing, which involve direct interaction such as interfaces, information systems, video games, and communication devices. The design Social Media and Curatorial Practice Conclusions Bibliography

5 Technology Skills Every Blended Librarian Needs to Know | Designer Librarian Being a blended librarian means having a combination of traditional library skills, instructional design skills, and pedagogical knowledge of educational technology. It also means developing some strong technology skills to support that ‘blendedness.’ In thinking about all the technology skills that are useful for blended librarianship, I came up with 5 particular skills that I consider essential to the profession. There are many more technology skills that I could have listed, but I chose these specifically because I think they represent the breadth of skills needed for blended librarianship. Here they are: PowerPoint. Like this: Like Loading...

Rijksmuseum Digitizes & Makes Free Online 210,000 Works of Art, Masterpieces Included! We all found it impressive when Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum put up 125,000 Dutch works of art online. “Users can explore the entire collection, which is handily sorted by artist, subject, style and even by events in Dutch history,” explained Kate Rix in our first post announcing it. ” “Not only can users create their own online galleries from selected works in the museum’s collection, they can download Rijksmuseum artwork for free to decorate new products.” But we posted that almost two and a half years ago, and you can hardly call the Rijksmuseum an institution that sits idly by while time passes, or indeed does anything at all by half measures: think of their creation of Rembrandt’s Facebook timeline, their commissioning of late Rembrandt canvases brought to life, or of their accommodation of terminally ill patients visiting one last time. You want the Dutch Masters? Related Content: The Rijksmuseum Puts 125,000 Dutch Masterpieces Online, and Lets You Remix Its Art

La Factory NPA – La stratégie numérique des 5 plus grands musées français d’art – MuseumWeek Quelle est la stratégie des cinq plus importants musées français d’art sur le web, les réseaux sociaux et le mobile ? A l’occasion de la semaine des musées, La Factory NPA a analysé le rayonnement numérique des cinq plus grands musées d’art français alors que ces grandes marques relèvent un double défi : défendre leurs positions à l’échelle mondiale et développer leur activité ecommerce. Pour conduire cette étude, nous nous sommes appuyés sur notre Indice La Factory NPA du rayonnement numérique des marques portant sur les trois dimensions du web, les réseaux sociaux et du mobile*. Une corrélation entre fréquentation des musées et rayonnement numérique Premier constat, il existe une corrélation forte entre la fréquentation en musée et le rayonnement numérique. En effet, mise à part, le Centre Pompidou qui est derrière le Musée d’Orsay, la puissance numérique est en accord avec les volumes de trafic observés dans ces institutions. Le Web : base solide du rayonnement des musées français

» ACRL TechConnect Blog Editor’s Note: This post is part of ACRL TechConnect’s series by our regular and guest authors about The Setup of our work. After being tagged by Eric Phetteplace, I was pleased to discover that I had been invited to take part in the “This is How I Work” series. I love seeing how other people view work and office life, so I’m happy to see this trend make it to the library world. Name: Bryan J. Brown (@bryjbrown) Location: Tallahassee, Florida, United States Current Gig: Web Developer, Technology and Digital Scholarship, Florida State University Libraries Current Mobile Device: Samsung Galaxy Note 3 w/ OtterBox Defender cover (just like Becky Yoose!). Current Computer: 15 inch MacBook Pro w/ 8GB of RAM. Current Tablet: 3rd gen. iPad, but I don’t use it much these days. One word that best describes how you work: Structured. What apps/software/tools can’t you live without? Unixy stuff: Other: Dropbox: Keeping my stuff in order across machines is a godsend. What’s your workspace like?