Could the Semantic Web have useful meaning? A couple of years ago I had already pushed it into the same drawer that held my SGML org charts. Then I encountered Microformats and Linked Open Data. Slowly, it occurred to me that while the extensive universe of the Semantic Web as originally envisioned might not be [...]
The team in Florence looking for Leonardo’s lost “Battle of Anghiari” is in the market for a new Gamma camera. Watch the Kickstarter video and pass it on.
Many of you are probably already familiar with the new IMLS initiative “Let’s Move.” To quote from the IMLS website “Let’s Move” “is a comprehensive initiative, launched by the First Lady Michelle Obama, dedicated to solving the problem of obesity within a generation, so that children born today will grow up healthier and able to [...]
No, no….not your grant money….(and with apologies for cross-posting because I am getting this email from every direction today)…they need your help with great new ideas. See the posting below. Dear Colleague, Did you know that there is an exciting conversation going on about future directions for the Institute of Museum and Library Services? On [...]
Things aren’t usually this hard, but it has been a couple of years since several of us began talking about how nice it would be to get together with colleagues between MCN conferences (or, for the lucky among us, MCN and Museums and the Web). The first “northeast” SIG meeting is nigh. We’ll be getting [...]
I am absolutely unapologetic about cross-posting this little note. For the past two days I’ve been sitting in a lecture room at CWRU with 50 colleagues from all over the country discussing how we might re envision public services in a world where everyone is connected by high-speed, reliable, big, big bandwidth. the bulk of [...]
The Finnish Library Association is celebrating its 100th birthday. It’s got a great little clip on YouTube — spare, lean, clean and refreshing as Finnish design always seems to be — that just gets straight to the heart of the matter. Enjoy.
For a few years, I’ve heard some rumblings and complaints from various quarters about feeling excluded from technology groups, digital humanities groups, and other like-minded organizations. And in the past couple of days, the topic has come up again, in a number of different discussions. It has gotten me thinking a lot about siloed outreach [...]
The Net-Censorship Bill is moving too smoothly through Congress. The whole story from the Washington Post, here.
If you notice, as I have noticed, that organizations our size represent the “long tail” of our planet’s documented/preserved cultural history then this also means that for the first time we aren’t reliant on a few large museums gathering physical stuff into one place for access to this richness.