May 22, 2022

Nominations For 2016 National Medal for Museum and Library Service Now Open

From IMLS (Institute For Museum and Library Services): Each year, the Institute of Museum and Library Services presents select museums and libraries with the nation’s highest honor, the National Medal for Museum and Library Service.  IMLS is now accepting nominations for the 2016 award which recognizes libraries and museums that make significant and exceptional contributions […]

The Smithsonian Heads to Kickstarter to Crowdfund Preservation and Digitization of Neil Armstrong’s Spacesuit

The following Kickstarter campaign is the first in a series of crowdfunding campaigns from the Smithsonian Institution. From the Kickstarter Blog: The Smithsonian’s first project, from the National Air & Space Museum, focuses on the spacesuit worn by Neil Armstrong as he stepped off a ladder and became the first person on the moon. The […]

IMLS Announces Recipients of 2013 National Medal for Museum and Library Service

From the Institute for Museum and Library Services: The Institute of Museum and Library Services today announced the recipients of the 2013 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The National Medal is the nation’s highest honor conferred on museums and libraries for service to the community and celebrates institutions that make a difference for […]

A New Report from IMLS: “Libraries and Museums in an Era of Participatory Culture”

New from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Salzburg Global Seminar. From Summary Announcement: The report details the events of the October, 2011 convening of fifty-eight library, museum, and cultural heritage leaders from thirty-one countries. Together, the participants developed a set of recommendations to help libraries and museums embrace new possibilities for […]

Art: Walters Museum Uploads 19,000 Photos to Wikimedia Commons

From the Wikimedia Blog Post: The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland, has donated more than 19,000 freely-licensed images of artworks to Wikimedia Commons. The Walters’ collection includes ancient art, medieval art and manuscripts, decorative objects, Asian art and Old Master and 19th-century paintings. The images and their associated information will join our collection of […]

Public Art Library Opens Inside El Paso Art Museum

From the El Paso Times What’s new is the Algur H. Meadows Library — named after the late Dallas art collector and entrepreneur — is now open to the public with set hours. Previously, it was by appointment only and was primarily used by the museum’s staff, said Michael Tomor, director of the art museum. […]

Video Series: Sustaining Digital Resources With Nancy Maron from Ithaka S+R

From the Strategic Content Alliance Blog: Since 2007, Ithaka S+R and the Strategic Content Alliance have led the way in examining ways that the academic and cultural heritage sectors are defining sustainability and helping to make sure that the digital resources will endure and provide value well beyond the term of the grant. Designed to […]

Article: ‘As We May Digitize’ — Institutions and Documents Reconfigured

Title ‘As We May Digitize’ — Institutions and Documents Reconfigured Authors Mats Dahlström Swedish School of Library and Information Science, University of Borås, Sweden Joacim Hansson Department of Library and Information Science, School of Cultural Sciences, Linnaeus University, Växjö, Sweden Ulrika Kjellman Department of ALM, Uppsala University, Sweden Source LIBER (Journal of European Research Libraries) […]

Collections Trust Secures €8m Investment to Bring Collections Online

From a CT News Release: The Collections Trust has secured major European Commission investment in projects worth a total of €8m to help museums, archives and libraries share their collections online safely and sustainably. EUROPEANA INSIDE is a €3.8million research and development project in partnership with 10 leading Collections Management Software providers, all of whom […]