Analysis Methodology for Museum Data

In a previous post, I’ve shared some background about the data analysis phase of our Museum Data Exchange Mellon grant, and posted some of the questions our museum participants wanted to have answered. In the meantime, we have created a spreadsheet [pdf] which captures our ideas to date of what questions we may want to …

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Museum Data Exchange: Tools for Sharing

As all good things in life, this took a little longer to see the light of day than I had thought it would, which means I am doubly delighted to announce: we have now officially released the suite of tools generated through the Mellon-funded Museum Data Exchange project. You’ll find a lot of informative detail …

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UK National Museums get creative

Creative Spaces, a UK project formerly known as the National Museums Online Learning Project, just launched as a Beta, and is being hotly debated among museum professionals in a number of forums (the Museum Computer Group list and Mike Ellis’s blog seem to be current focal points of the debate). I found a lot of …

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The People and the Commons

The Flickr Commons is a remarkable project in many ways, and we’ve certainly followed its birth and progress closely on hangingtogether (see here, here, here, here and here.) Just in case you need a reminder of why the Commons is remarkable, I ask you to consider the following numbers from the LC Flickr Pilot Project …

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What’s up with museum data exchange?

I’ve recently received an e-mail from a researcher in Lugano, Switzerland who is asking about an update on our Museum Data Exchange Mellon grant. This request made me realize that I haven’t blogged much about this project, I believe in part because the next big milestone always seemed right around the corner, and I was …

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A web-based Collections Management System

I recently stumbled upon an announcement for NZMuseums, a website run by National Services Te Paerangi, itself a department of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. NZMuseums brings together collections information from museums across New Zealand. As of today, the system knows 383 museums, and contains digitized objects (albeit sometimes only a handful) …

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RLG Partners Among Early Grid Services Adopters

At the prompting of my colleague Constance Malpas, I pulled the list of current users of OCLC Grid Services [PDF] to see how many RLG Partner institutions have already signed up. I found 15 — some of whom are already heavy users such as the University of Michigan. I was gratified to see a mix …

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