Apply now! Kress Scholarships for SEI

The Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources and Image Management (SEI) is an annual, intensive workshop covering a range of basic and advanced topics for professionals working with image collections. It is jointly arranged by ARLIS/NA and VRA. SEI 2011 will be held at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM, June 7-10, 2011. […]

Museum Computer Network 2010 – Call for Proposals

The MCN (Museum-Computer Network) annual conference will take place in Austin, Texas Oct 27-30, 2010 and proposals are now being accepted. The conference theme is I/O: The Museum Inside-Out/Outside-In and includes topics such as Behind the scenes and transparency in the museum Commons and digital collections Igniting the Imagination: building communities locally and globally, on-site and […]

LoC and MS Silverlight

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Professional development in Visual Resources: Kress Scholarship and Simmons workshop

Samuel H. Kress Foundation Summer Educational Institute Scholarships for SEI Pro 2010 The Samuel H. Kress Foundation, http://www.kressfoundation.org/,  has generously agreed to sponsor four scholarships for this year’s Summer Educational Institute:  SEI Pro 2010.  SEI Pro will be held at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM, from June 8 to June 11, 2010. […]

Free Webcasts from the MCN Annual Conference

Interesting (and FREE!) professional development opportunity: The Museum Computer Network is pleased to announce that five MCN 2009 sessions will be webcast live, free of charge. MCN 2009 takes place week after next in Portland, Oregon. The webcasts will be on Thursday and Friday, November 12 and 13. We’ll use Twitter to harvest online questions […]

libraries and e-books

Libraries and Readers Wade Into Digital Lending A recent article in the New York Times highlights ways that libraries are providing access to e-books and digital audio books for their patrons. E-books are certainly gaining in popularity at my institution. Most students actually seemed relieved when a book is online because that means they won’t […]

“Orwellian” Kindle Deletions: Legitimate Copyright Kerfuffle, Giant Yawn, or Teachable Moment?

Last week, Amazon remotely deleted copies of George Orwell’s 1984 and Animal Farm from users’ Kindles.  As it turns out, the ebook publisher selling the editions didn’t actually own the rights for these works.  As one could imagine, the blogospheric reaction to this event has been a mixture of smirking irony, outrage, confusion, and lots […]