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Linkasaurus! #4

By: Michael Hugill, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 01 Apr 2011

'Curated' for you: the latest museum, web and tech news from across the net

 

Podcasts about museum objects an unlikely popular success
How British Museum director Neil MacgGegor tapped into a revival of interest in history and cultural context. His podcasts are available here.

To put or not to put your collection on the website, that is the question...
With Web 2.0’s focus on ever-changing, dynamic content, this post from a few months ago discusses how museum websites are presenting their not-changing, not-necessarily-dynamic collections.

From the floor of the museum to the palm of their hand
“Museums may not realize it, but they have a lot of content that they create as a natural part of their day-to-day operation... alll of these items can POTENTIALLY be used for your mobile applications...”

Web companies being valued in the billions... haven’t we seen this before?
Mashable gives 4 reasons why today’s tech scene is different from the ’90s bubble (that burst in a big way).

‘Curation Nation — Fall of the Machines’
A new book celebrates humans as “essential software” in today’s technology, filtering the quality from the quantity arriving in our inboxes, news feeds and search results.

Crowdsourcing for fast taxonomic idenitification
This article provides a great example of how museums can engage with their online audiences not just for improved stats or to ‘bring ‘em through the gate’, but to get some work done. More on crowdsourcing here.

How the Smithsonian is using social media to expand its mission
“What we are doing is more lively and accessible than developing an exhibit and providing a catalog..."

Should your phone be a magic wand for buying stuff?
Coming soon: swipe your phone, not your credit card.

Video Games: the museum exhibition
What games stand out as testaments to technological innovation or spectacular design? An American Art Museum exhibition will explore how gaming has evolved over the course of 40 years.