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Cool Culture’s Laboratory for New Audiences 2.0 workshop
February 23 2017 Eastern
Cultural institutions have the power to foster conversations about accessibility and cultural equity in some of the most diverse neighborhoods in New York City. Cool Culture is using IMLS funding to harness that conversation and encourage museums to address institutional accessibility.Read more
CRMS Reviewers gathered in front of computer
January 26 2017 Eastern
Determining the copyright status of a piece of work is an important but complex task. With a multi-year grant, the University of Michigan Library created a system that reviewed over 650,000 pieces of work and determined their copyright status, resulting in open reading access to these materials for a wider audience.Read more
5 Wax ex-voto heads
December 20 2016 Eastern
As the Mattress Factory celebrates its 40th anniversary, the staff wanted to re-imagine the way they honored their rich history of site-specific installations. Their new digital archive and mobile app, set to launch next month, will connect visitors with the process of making art.Read more
Preservation Self-Assessment Program Logo
November 22 2016 Eastern
A free online tool of the University of Illinois helps address the preservation needs of libraries, archives and museums. It provides users with unique, prioritized reports they can use as a basis for their preservation planning or conservation efforts.Read more
Studio class participant produces charcoal drawings
October 21 2016 Eastern
Seattle’s Frye Art Museum offers programs in creative aging to a population of people living with dementia and their care partners. Through these programs, people living with dementia have creative outlets where they can express themselves in a safe, accepting environment.Read more
At the Sept. 2015 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, Librarians Josie Andrews, Laura Pappani, Vaile Fujikawa, Shelly Covert, Greg Lucas, and Richard Johnson – Nevada City Rancheria Tribal Chairman.
October 14 2016 Eastern
The Nisenan Tribe, a federally unrecognized tribal community in California, has a long history. With the help of a project that brought together tribes, libraries and communities, their story is finally being shared with the masses.Read more
Accessible Trail Tactile Sign
August 17 2016 Eastern
Many people cannot access the beautiful trails that provide educational experiences because of physical or cognitive disabilities. Mass Audubon is on a mission to change that.Read more
Children sitting at table
July 18 2016 Eastern
New research by ULC and NSLA will describe how public libraries are evolving their summer reading programs to address broader community learning goals with partner organizations and more hands-on learning programming.Read more
June 28 2016 Eastern
On June 1, five museums and five libraries from across the nation received the 2016 National Medal for Museum and Library Service for what First Lady Michelle Obama described as “an unwavering commitment to improving the lives of the people they serve.”Read more
Kids on Tablet
May 31 2016 Eastern
Launched earlier this year, the Open eBooks initiative has garnered support and praise for its goal of helping children discover a love for reading through more open access to eBooks.Read more