Engaging Open Cultural Data

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Mia Ridge is a Digital Curator, working within the Digital Scholarship team at the British Library. Mia holds a PhD in Digital Humanities (Department of History, Open University). She has published and presented widely on user experience design, human-computer interaction, open cultural data, audience engagement and participation in the cultural heritage sector, and digital history. Her ...

Museum as Play: Iteration, Interactivity, and the Human Experience

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Sebastian Chan is Chief Experience Officer at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image. Previously he held positions as Director of Digital & Emerging Media at the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum and Head of Digital, Social and Emerging Technologies at the Powerhouse Museum. His work spans consideration of digital and physical spaces and has been recognized by organizations ...

CFProposals: Museums and the Web 2014

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The Museums and the Web 2014 conference, to be held April 2-5, 2014 in Baltimore, is accepting proposals for conference sessions. Proposals may fit one of several types, including pre-conference workshops, formal papers, how-to sessions, lightning talks, and Best of the Web, to name a few. The conference showcases “advanced research and exemplary applications of ...

POSTS: Museums, Digital Preservation Policies, and Copyright

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Two recent posts address two important issues in museums: digital preservation policies and copyright. In a piece in The Signal, “Towards a Digital Preservation Policy For Museums,” Madeline Sheldon discusses her research into digital preservation policies, noting that, while libraries and archives tend to maintain published policies, she has only found one museum thus far that does ...

PROJECT: Museums and the Web

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The 17th annual Museums and the Web, an “annual conference featuring advanced research and exemplary applications of digital practice for cultural, natural and scientific heritage,” was held in Portland, Oregon, April 17-20, 2013. The winners of the MW2013 Best of the Web contest are posted, and feature an excellent selection of sites and applications that make use ...