Category Archives: Features

Feature: Anchoring Communities at WebWise 2014

By lmrhody | March 10, 2014

IMLS’s annual WebWise conference returned to Baltimore in 2014, hosting plenary speakers, workshops, and an unconference from February 10-12. The theme was “Anchoring Communities,” and the goal was to provide as many opportunities as possible for the 270 participants to learn about the most exciting and pressing issues affecting libraries, archives, and museums. Continue reading […]

Feature: Getting Wiser about Public History on the Web

By lmrhody | March 10, 2014

Recently, Ford’s Theatre Director of Educational Programming Sarah Jencks and I attended our first WebWise conference—a joint production of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media. IMLS is funding our Remembering Lincoln digital collection, which will bring together local responses to the Lincoln assassination and […]

Feature: What Week Is It? Fair Use Week of Course!

By lmrhody | February 27, 2014

Kevin Smith (Scholarly Communications Officer, Duke University) introduces Fair Use week, taking place Feb. 24-28, and organized by the Harvard Library’s Office for Scholarly Communication. Smith contextualizes this celebration, noting that fair use: is today one of the most important underpinnings of scholarship.  We argue about its scope sometimes, but we rely on it everyday.  The […]

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Feature: Europeana digital objects to have valid rights statement by July 2014

By lmrhody | February 27, 2014

Throughout 2013, we spent a fair amount of time looking at how to improve the quality and presence of rights statements. While this process has led to a significant reduction of the share of digital objects without a rights statements, we have not yet achieved our objective to have all digital objects available via Europeana […]

Feature: “Make it personal – designing services that people will love”

By lmrhody | February 21, 2014

This article is a transcript of the keynote address given by Collections Trust CEO Nick Poole to the IMLS WebWise 2014 conference in Baltimore. The title is ‘Make it personal – designing services that people will love’, and the conference theme is ‘Anchoring Communities’. So I’d like to start today by taking you on a […]

Feature: WebWise 2014 by Lauren Work

By lmrhody | February 21, 2014

January and February appear to be conference season for NDSR this year, and I’m back with another program update regarding the WebWise 2014 conference that just wrapped up yesterday afternoon in Baltimore, MD. We presented during the “Level Up! Prioritizing Your Organization’s Next (or First) Steps for Digital Preservation” session hosted by NDSA and NDIIPP. […]

Feature: Mountain West Digital Library News – WebWise in Baltimore

By lmrhody | February 21, 2014

Last week we were able to go to Webwise 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. The conference is put on by the Institute for Museum and Library Services, and is a great way to learn about innovative digital library ideas and programming. This was my first time going to WebWise, and I really enjoyed the conference. Continue […]

M. Val. Martialis nova editio : ex museo Petri Scriverij.

New Annotation Studio tools translate an ancient literary practice into the digital age

By lmrhody | February 7, 2014

Among the New Humanities Initiatives at MIT are numerous projects in the digital humanities — a field of research, teaching, and creation that couples the disciplines of the humanities with computational approaches. Digital humanities projects often use such methodologies and techniques as web-based media, digital archiving, data mining, geo-spatial analysis, crowdsourcing, data visualization, and simulation.

George Bradford Brainerd, American, 1845-1887

Feature: Center for the Future of Museums: Small Museums in an Age of Scale

By lmrhody | February 7, 2014

In November, the Smithsonian’s Michael Edson threw down the gauntlet here on the Blog, with Museums in an Age of Scale. Michael challenged museums to dream big, especially when it comes to education. He concluded: “Museums accomplish wonderful things in society, but a billion learners—that’s the kind of dream we need to have.” This challenge […]