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This week in web: 4 February 2011

Stats are in for January 2011: web page views totalled 843,780 with 266,616 visits, 30% of visits from Sydney. 207 new members signed up, with 1,990 active users for the month. What else happened?

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 04 Feb 2011

We're all multitaskers!

Well, you knew that right?! 

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 02 Feb 2011

Lizard Island and Cyclone Yasi

Several people have asked about Lizard Island and Cyclone Yasi, expected to hit Queensland tonight. Here is what we know at present. 

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Science, Date: 02 Feb 2011

Transformations in Cultural Communication Conference 2011

Join industry leaders over two days on 14-15 April as we explore tangible ways that social media can engage culturally diverse audiences. Special guests include folks from the Smithsonian Institution, Powerhouse Museum, Museum Victoria and the Australian Museum.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 02 Feb 2011

More on Crowdsourcing

Linda Mathijssen (one of our former interns) asks: I'm going to write my thesis about crowdsourcing in museums. … [and] I was hoping you could help me out a bit. Do you know some good (or bad) examples on the use of crowdsourcing in museums or where I can find information/papers that are already written about the subject? 

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 30 Jan 2011

This week in Fish: Hiro and White Shark Jaws

Due to the 'inconvenience' of the Australia Day public holiday and a day of illness, additions were only made to the site on three days.  The highlights were a visit by Research Associate Hiroyuki Motomura, the addition of some White Shark jaw images and a great Fanbelly Leatherjacket shot.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 28 Jan 2011

Know your product

Dr Shane Ahyong is the Museum's go-to guy for crabs (or anything else with ten legs).

By: Brendan Atkins, Category: Science, Date: 28 Jan 2011

The oldest diorama in Australia?

Recent research on the history of the Lord Howe Island diorama in our Skeleton Gallery, the only historic diorama remaining in the Museum.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 24 Jan 2011

Planarian Worms

Once the wet weather starts, the Museum often gets inquiries about small, brightly coloured ‘snakes’, invasions of‘leeches’, unusual ‘slugs’ and similar queries – all relating to an animal which is actually none of these.

By: Mr Martyn Robinson, Category: At The Museum, Date: 24 Jan 2011

Australia Day Debate - Live Broadcast

In conjunction with the Australia Day Debate today at 2:30pm EST, we are broadcasting the event live on the web.

By: Ms Jen Cork, Category: At The Museum, Date: 23 Jan 2011