Metropolitan’s Scholars’ License

I had a chat with Susan Chun of the Metropolitan Museum a couple of weeks ago, and she told me how their 3 year investigation into procuring a digital asset management system (they wound up purchasing Interwoven’s MediaBin) instigated a lot of change within the museum. For instance, the prospect of having a sophisticated system …

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Collaborative Sourcing

Aggregation – somebody has to pay. In an earlier post I referred to an article by Lorcan Dempsey in which he’s quite convincing about the power that flows from aggregating supply and aggregating demand. He expands on this in a recent post about Libraries, Logistics and the Long Tail (which you ought to read although …

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Museum blogs – “one in a million”

My friend and colleague Rob Lancefield from Wesleyan U just alerted me to a museum blog survey by ideum, a company specializing in new media installations at and for museums. The short report is memorable for finding a total of 26 blogs, despite the fact that they counted the 6 Walker Art Center blogs as …

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ArchiveGrid.org – the boon of my existence

Archives, the historical records, documents, evidence created by people, families, organizations and governments are essential for understanding our achievements and failures, our social and ethnic heritage. These resources are used to transmit our culture from one generation to the next and help us have a tangible connection to the past. Like the people and organizations …

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