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Blog Posts from March 2015

Monday, March 30, 2015
Ed. Note: This blog was originally posted on the Biodiversity Heritage Library blog . To view the original post, click here . Cole's Garden Annual. 1892. From the BHL Seed and Nursery Catalog Collection. We've spent a fun-filled week exploring the history, art, and science of gardening with our...Read more
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Ed. Note: This blog was originally posted on the Let's Move! blog . To view the original post, click here . By Melissa Heintz Public Affairs Specialist Institute of Museum and Library Services Four years ago, at a meeting with thousands of museum professionals, First Lady Michelle Obama launched...Read more
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
By Maura Marx Acting Director, IMLS IMLS takes a keen interest in the many ways museums and libraries adapt to serve the changing needs of their communities. In the same way, we at IMLS need to recognize the shifting realities of our own museum and library stakeholders. Our IMLS Focus initiative,...Read more
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
By Carlene Stephens Curator, Division of Work and Industry Smithsonian National Museum of American History We’ve got the routine down pat now. My colleague Shari Stout lines up the fragile recording on the stage of the instrument and then steps back. The scan of the battered 130-year-old sound...Read more
Thursday, March 12, 2015
By Annie Novak, Manager of The Edible Academy Elizabeth Peterson-Minor, Associate Director of Foundation Relations The New York Botanical Garden The cold and snow could not stop the nation’s cultural institutions from celebrating the fifth anniversary of Let’s Move! this February. Founded by First...Read more
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Ed. Note: This blog was originally posted on the National Endowment for the Arts' Art Works blog. To view the original post, click here . By Sunil Iyengar NEA Director of Research & Analysis Delaware Art Museum by flickr user Jeffrey. The nation's museums and libraries are taking prodigious...Read more
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
By Maria Raviele, PhD, Evaluation Officer Justin Grimes, Statistician Trevor Owens, Senior Library Program Officer Institute of Museum and Library Services As part of the launch of data.imls.gov, the agency’s new open data catalog , a cohort of about 30 data wonks, librarians, curators, researchers...Read more
Monday, March 9, 2015
By Margaretta S Frederick Chief Curator, and Annette Woolard-Provine Curator of the Bancroft Collection Delaware Art Museum In 2012, the Delaware Art Museum began the arduous task (for a mid-sized museum) of placing our collection records online in a publically searchable database. The award of a...Read more
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
By Trevor Owens Senior Library Program Officer, IMLS Following on the Linked Open Data for Libraries, Archives and Museums summit in 2011 , interest in this topic has continued to grow among the digital cultural heritage professionals. For those unfamiliar, term “linked open data” can sound like a...Read more
Monday, March 2, 2015
By Trevor Owens Senior Library Program Officer, IMLS I was thrilled to be able to represent the IMLS at NetGain: The Digital Revolution Meets the Common Good hosted at the Ford Foundation in New York. The event served to kick off the NetGain Challenge , a collaboration between the Knight, MacArthur...Read more