Librarianship, Information & Museum Studies

event: Future Perfect 2012

26/03/2012 08:00
27/03/2012 17:00

The programme for Future Perfect 2012 is available online:

The theme of Future Perfect 2012 – Digital Preservation by Design – seeks to stimulate discussion about how, when and why influencing the design of systems can support digital preservation and ultimately ensure that today's information is available tomorrow. Future Perfect 2012 will be a two day conference featuring many exciting international and New Zealand speakers. [read more...]


New Zealand

event: Trust and E-journals


Registration is now open for a DPC briefing day on the topic of ‘Trust and E-journals’ at the Wellcome Library, London on 31st January 2012: [read more...]


Wellcome Library London
United Kingdom

event: Natural History Museum and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Conference "Wallich and Indian Natural History: Collection Dispersal and the Cultivation of Knowledge"

06/12/2011 10:00
07/12/2011 18:00

For more information and to register, please visit:

Conference Abstract:
This international, interdisciplinary conference will be held on the 6th and 7th December, 2011 at The Natural History Museum, London and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew on the general theme of South Asian natural history collections, with a special emphasis on those of the Danish botanist Nathaniel Wallich (1786–1854). Wallich is a major figure in the history and development of botany in the nineteenth century. As Superintendent of the Calcutta Botanic Garden between 1817 and 1846, he undertook botanical expeditions, described new plant species, collected thousands of plant specimens amassing a large herbarium, and commissioned local artists to draw beautiful botanical watercolours. His work has therefore been extremely influential in South Asian natural history research. [read more...]


Natural History Museum, London (6th December) and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (7th December)
United Kingdom

tool: Omeka

Omeka is a free, flexible, and open source web-publishing platform for the display of library, museum, archives, and scholarly collections and exhibitions. Omeka falls at a crossroads of Web Content Management, Collections Management, and Archival Digital Collections Systems. Omeka is designed with non-IT specialists in mind, allowing users to focus on content and interpretation rather than programming. It brings Web 2.0 technologies and approaches to academic and cultural websites to foster user interaction and participation. It makes top-shelf design easy with a simple and flexible templating system. Its robust open-source developer and user communities underwrite Omeka’s stability and sustainability. Omeka allows users to publish cultural heritage objects, extend its functionality with themes and plugins, and curate online exhibits with digital objects.
Methods relating to this toolCategory
Cataloguing and indexingData structuring and enhancement
Collaborative publishingData publishing and dissemination
Desktop publishing and pre-pressData publishing and dissemination
General project managementStrategy and project management
General website developmentData publishing and dissemination
Interface designData publishing and dissemination
Resource sharingData publishing and dissemination
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event: DHLU Symposium 2012 ‘Websites as sources’


How should humanities and social sciences approach, use and diffuse publicly available online sources? [read more...]



event: The Digital Preservation Training Programme


The DPTP is a modular training programme, built around themed sessions that have been developed to assist you in designing and implementing an approach to preservation that will work for your institution. Through a wide range of modules, the DPTP examines the need for policies, planning, strategies, standards and procedures in digital preservation, and teaches some of the most up-to-date methods, tools and concepts in the area. It covers these topics via a mixture of lectures, discussions, practical tasks and exercises, and a class project. [read more...]


School of Oriental and Africa Studies (SOAS)
Thornhaugh Street Brunei Gallery, University of London
London WC1H 0XG
United Kingdom

event: Crowdsourcing Session: Philosophical Leadership Needed for the Future: Digital Humanities Scholars in Museums

18/11/2011 14:00
18/11/2011 15:30

This crowdsourced panel session will present 1-5 minute video responses from an open call to the community of professionals in archives, libraries, museums and universities as they reflect on the barriers and benefits of implementing digital humanities methodologies in museums.

Participate in the Panel:

**Sign up for a YouTube Account via the web or your mobile device.
**Before shooting your video prepare a written script and record wih your webcam or mobile device as close to a final cut as possible. [read more...]


United States

event: MCN 2011 - Hacking The Museum


The annual Museum Computer Network (MCN) conference brings together a community of museum professionals interested in using technology to improve their organizations and enhance the visitor experience. It is not a conference purely for technologists - it's for anyone who wants to explore exciting opportunities, and tackle the unique challenges, associated with using technology in museums. This year's theme emphasizes the growing effort among our community to encourage a culture of innovation, agility and collaboration in their organizations. [read more...]


United States

job: PhD Studentship: "Music traditions and cultural history"

The Open University
Faculty of Arts
PhD Studentship in collaboration with the National Library of Wales

"Music traditions and cultural history"

Based at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth

One full-time, three year PhD studentship available from 1 January 2012 [read more...]

event: 11th International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications

21/09/2011 13:49
23/09/2011 13:49

Metadata Harmonization: Bridging Languages of Description

Resting at the heart of application profiles, metadata harmonization presents a little understood, but critical challenge in design of languages of description. DC-2011 will explore the conceptual and practical issues of design when the language solution calls for cross-fertilization from different metadata specifications. [read more...]


Koninklijke Bibliotheek (National Library of the Netherlands) The Hague
United Kingdom
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