Fresh & New(er)

discussion of issues around digital media and museums by Seb Chan

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Entries from January 8th, 2009

Demspey on libraries, networked services and mobile communications

January 8th, 2009 1 Comment

The latest First Monday contains a great essay titled Always on: libraries in a world of permanent connectivity. Written by OCLC’s Lorcan Dempsey it gives a broad overview of the changes in networked communication and service delivery and explores the coming issues for libraries (and by extension, museums) wrought by mobile communications and mobile patrons. […]


Transformations in Cultural and Scientific Communication 2009 conference and short interview with Shelley Bernstein

January 8th, 2009 3 Comments

In early March at Melbourne Museum the follow-up conference to last year’s Social Media & Cultural Communication takes place. This time the conference has been re-named and slightly refocussed as Transformations in Cultural and Scientific Communication and has a great lineup of speakers from around the country and overseas. Join leading national and international experts […]


Community resilience – the emerging Commons community

January 8th, 2009 2 Comments

Courtney at the National Library of NZ beat me to it but as she writes, Flickr staff and Flickr users have visibly self-organised to grow the Commons on Flickr. There’s a new public Flickr Commons group on Flickr and today, a new Commons blog – Indicommons. These point of presence are acting as meeting places […]