December 20, 2014

Industry Roundup: News from OCLC, EBSCO, and Results of 2012 Mobile & Museum Survey

Two Public Libraries Join OCLC WorldShare Warsaw University in Poland To Use EBSCO Discovery Results From the 2012 Mobile and Museums Survey  (Hat Tip: @maxkaiser)

Digitization: Smithsonian Turns to 3D to Bring Collection to the World

From CNET: A new effort under way at the world’s largest museum and research institution could eventually mean more of its 137 million objects will be publicly available, even if just via 3D digital models. [Clip] CNET has learned that the Smithsonian has a new initiative to create a series of 3D-printed models, exhibits, and […]

Recently Launched: Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Online Collections Database

From The Daily Pennsylvanian: Students and scholars can now look up the records for the approximately one million objects that the museum houses. Users of the database can search for an object in several ways — including by keyword, curatorial section and type of material. Before the online collections database became available near the end […]

The Guggenheim (With Help From Internet Archive) Launches Museum Exhibition Catalogue in Digital Format

From the Guggenheim Web Site The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum has expanded its digital publications resources, offering greater access to a range of content from Guggenheim publications, including the first exhibition catalogue to be published by a museum in an e-book format. A newly digitized selection of essays and historical materials dating back to the […]

Computer History Museum Launches Online Steve Jobs Exhibit

From PC World: The exhibit, titled “Steve Jobs: From Garage to World’s Most Valuable Company,” features photos and descriptions of objects from the museum’s permanent collection, as well as vintage Steve Jobs video footage. Particularly interesting is a 22-minute 1980 video of Jobs talking about the early days of Apple. At one point during the […]

New York Metropolitan Libraries Council Announces 2012 Collaborative Digitization Grantees

From the METRO Announcement: METRO is pleased to announce that nine member institutions in the metropolitan New York region have been awarded grant funding to support a range of digitization projects designed to expand access to important collections of historical and rare materials. Recipients of the 2011/2012 Digital Metro New York (DMNY) grants, totaling over […]

NY Times: Quietly, Google Puts History Online (Google Cultural Insitute)

This articles includes mentions of  several resources and projects we’ve mentioned and linked to on INFOdocket. From the NY Times Article: The digitization of the [Dead Sea] scrolls was done by Google under a new initiative aimed at demonstrating that the Internet giant’s understanding of culture extends beyond the corporate kind. The Google Cultural Institute […]

Now Online: NMC Horizon Report: 2011 Museum Edition

Title: NMC Horizon Report: 2011 Museum Edition Source: New Media Consortium The NMC Horizon Report: 2011 Museum Edition, is a coproduction with the Marcus Institute for Digital Education in the Arts (MIDEA), and examines emerging technologies for their potential impact on and use in education and interpretation within the museum environment. The international composition of […]

National Competition Selects 12 Libraries and Museums to Build Innovative Learning Labs for Teens

From IMLS (Institute of Museum and Library Services) and MacArthur Foundation: Today, the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced the first 12 winners of a national competition to build 21st Century learning labs in museums and libraries around the country. The winners—four museums and […]