git and GitHub are tools first designed for software dev, but have also been used to share data, information, and texts. Short version, it's a wiki on steroids. If you have heard people talk about using git and GitHub, and want to talk about uses and/or a general introduction, we can gather around.
Microsoft produces FREE tools such as www.worldwidetelescope.org, Project Tuva, Chronozoom, and Touch Art Gallery that libraries and museums can use to create compelling interactive stories driven content (without programming) for science, cultural heritage, humanities and other areas. Come see how to learn how to use these powerful tools used by major museums and cultural institutions to reach millions of visitors of ...more »
As community anchors, libraries can engage underserved adult populations in adult basic education, ESOL, workforce, and digital literacy services. How can libraries expand their capacity to meet these needs? Does the library service model need to change? What is the role of technology? How can libraries access federal and state workforce and adult ed funding streams to build sustainable programs?
The National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR) Program promises to bridge the gap between the theory and practice of digital stewardship by enabling qualified recent graduates the opportunity to participate in rigorous project work at established organizations. Through this collaborative opportunity, residents work to develop solutions to an array of digital problems and challenges, enabling mutual learning and growth ...more »
Trustees in museums and libraries are responsible for guiding the overall program of their institutions. However, they often come from backgrounds other than library science and may have difficulty understanding some of the emerging digital trends and concepts that you would like to implement. If a short course or training could be put together, what would you put in it? If you have already had great success in ...more »
This session, proposed by Nick Poole, CEO of Collections Trust and opening keynote speaker for WebWise 2014, discuss SPECTRUM, a digital asset management scheme and partnership that represents a broad, international network of museum collections standards. Participants will consider the challenges as well as the opportunities for data standards in museum digital collections. More information about SPECTRUM can be ...more »
While aggregators such as the DPLA, Google Art Project, and Artstor are increasingly important to the discovery and use of images from museums, many museums struggle with the demands and costs of participation. This session will explore the needs of the museum community for a service (platform, hub, data agent) that might enable museums to contribute once for multiple delivery channels and endpoints. The outcome will ...more »
What are the opportunities for libraries, archives, and museums in the 21st century? What programs, ideas, and innovations should the IMLS support in order to get the best return on its investments? Talk to IMLS staff about the priorities they should consider in the next grant cycles.
Even within the complex mechanism generated by statutes, regulations, grants.gov, and accountability, there's plenty of room for improvement. Talk to IMLS staff about your ideas for making the application process for grants simpler and better.
When a project is finished, the IMLS wants to know what worked and what could be improved, so we can all demonstrate the value of our work. Talk to IMLS staff about your ideas for evaluating the outcomes and impact of your projects: formal evaluations processes; interim and final reports; costs and benefits; and other topics are on the agenda.
Social Media allows for "user-moderation," as found in Wikipedia, Pinterest, etc. Often, humanities scholars want iron gates between vetted and unvetted content. How can we, in the middle, reap the benefits and power of crowd-sourcing while engaging sound, scholar-approved strategies for the same?