Episode 14 – Where is the Art?

10 October, 20076 comments

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The second most frequently asked question at museums after “Where are the restrooms?” is “Where is the art?” In this episode we ask whether those artifacts belong on a museum’s website, and if so, how, as we debate the proper relationship between a museum’s virtual and physical manifestations. Our news roundup covers the opening up of Harvard’s scholarship, Berkeley’s YouTube channel, iTunesU, and two software projects that aim to improve the library catalog and the museum exhibit. We also highlight Errol Morris’s blog posts on truth in photography, a great museum blog, and a tool for converting one type of digital file to another.

Links mentioned on the podcast:
Omeka
Scriblio
Harvard Crimson editorial on open access
Berkeley’s YouTube channel
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Errol Morris on two Crimean War photographs (part 1; part 2)
Nina Simon’s Museum 2.0 blog
YouConvertIt

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Categorized under blogs, museums, open access, virtual worlds, YouTube

6 comments to “Episode 14 – Where is the Art?”

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  2. Musematic » In Memorium: Roy Rosenzweig : 16th October, 2007

    [...] For a more recent example of a CHNM project (in conjunction with the Minnesota Historical Society) aimed at museums, check out the Omeka project. Currently in public beta, Omeka will provide small museums with a free and open source content management system. (more on Omeka via the Digital Campus podcast [...]

  3. Mike Dickison : 31st October, 2007

    Great episode; I just ran a workshop on websites for small museums, and was able to point people to your discussion. A lot of smaller institutions are still grappling with the idea (and cost) of putting their collections database online, and haven’t thought about low-cost options like blogging. I have to suggest, though, that this episode title was not very descriptive; isn’t that one of the 20 Tips for Bloggers I read on some list?

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