Category Archives: Features

It Came From the Sewers

By lmrhody | January 30, 2014

This is the fourth in a series of posts on the records of Brooklyn’s Corporation Counsel, which are currently being processed with funding provided by a Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) “Hidden Collections” grant. One of the many modern amenities that we take for granted, along with paved roads, hot running water, and […]

Screen Time Study Finds Education Drop-Off – NYTimes.com

By lmrhody | January 30, 2014

close shareTools With children spending more time in front of screens than ever, parents sometimes try to convince themselves that playing Angry Birds teaches physics, or that assembling outfits on a shopping app like Polyvore fires creativity. According to a study scheduled for release on Friday, however, less than half the time that children age […]

Center for the Future of Museums: Interpreting the Future of Art Museums

By sbrennan | January 23, 2014

In the early nineties, general museum practice, particularly in science and natural history settings, shifted to a team approach to exhibition development. The makeup of the team varied from institution to institution, but in all cases a broad range of staff were involved in deciding which stories to tell and how to tell them. Generally, […]

Thousands of years of visual culture made free through Wellcome Images

By sbrennan | January 23, 2014

We are delighted to announce that over 100,000 high resolution images including manuscripts, paintings, etchings, early photography and advertisements are now freely available through Wellcome Images. Drawn from our vast historical holdings, the images are being released under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) licence. This means that they can be used for commercial or personal purposes, […]

Tired of just looking at paintings?

By sbrennan | January 23, 2014

The Europeana Creative team are developing a genuinely different and surprisingly deep way for tourists to engage with heritage, based on emotion, playfulness and curiosity. Recreate a painting with your friends, then upload and share your photograph, twinned with the original, for others to enjoy. Decide how ambitious you feel, then choose to recreate an […]

Bringing the Neolithic Figurines of Koutroulou Magoula Back to Life

By sbrennan | January 23, 2014

A few weeks ago we started our project ‘Corporeal engagements with clay’ (funded by the British Academy) aimed at recording, visualising and replicating the figurines from Koutroulou Magoula by using a tailor-made database so as to input all their details, as well as drawing, photography, laser scanning and 3D printing. Integral part of our work […]

Open-Ended Exploration: “Making” Endless Possibilities in STEM

By wwnow | January 15, 2014

The New York Hall of Science (NYSCI), located in the most ethnically diverse county in the nation, Queens, N.Y., serves the most diverse population of any science center in the country. Its interactive exhibits and workshops allow visitors to experience hands-on learning in science, technology, engineering, and math. Creating a program called NYSCI Neighbors to […]

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Linked Data in the Creases | Peer to Peer Review

By wwnow | January 15, 2014

American catalogers and systems librarians can be forgiven for thinking that all the linked-data action lies with the BIBFRAME development effort. BIBFRAME certainly represents the lion’s share of what I’ve bookmarked for next semester’s XML and linked-data course. All along, I’ve wondered where the digital librarians, metadata librarians, records managers, and archivists—information professionals who describe […]

Creative commons image by Jim Champion from Flickr

What will Europeana aggregation look like in 2020?

By sbrennan | January 14, 2014

On Thursday 14 November, the Europeana Network came together for the second of four workshops about the future of Europeana. This time we addressed the topic of aggregation of cultural data and content – that is, how Europeana collects and presents the vast amount of information that comes from thousands of Europeana heritage organisations. If […]