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Entries from April 22nd, 2011

Nancy Proctor talk at Powerhouse Museum 19/4/11 on mobile 2.0

April 22nd, 2011 No Comments

Early this week Nancy Proctor, Head of Mobile Strategy at the Smithsonian Institution gave a free talk at the Powerhouse, courtesy of Museum3 and RMIT. The talk is quite a sobering walk through some of the emerging realities around the cost and rationale for mobile, as well as a discussion around how collectively we might […]


Introducing the alpha of the Museum Metadata Exchange

April 8th, 2011 5 Comments

The Museum Metadata Exchange (MME) is a project that started mid last year (2010) as a collaboration between the Council of Australasian Museum Directors (CAMD) and Museums Australia (MA). Funded by the Australian National Data Services (ANDS), the project is key infrastructure to deliver museum collection-level descriptive (CLD) metadata to the Australian Research Data Commons […]


The end of the 80s – summing up a 24 month web presence

April 1st, 2011 3 Comments

Recently saw the final days of The 80s Are Back exhibition – the end of a run that began back in late 2009. The website now moves into a ‘post-exhibition’ mode and many of the social media elements of the site will no longer be updated. Given the length of time that these have been […]