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November 20, 2009
Scientists, researchers, and scholars across the world generate vast amounts of digital data, but the scientific record and the documentary heritage created in digital form are at risk -- from technology obsolescence, from the fragility of digital media, and from the lack of baseline practices for managing and preserving digital data.
November 20, 2009
On October 31, 2009, 59 cultural heritage leaders from 32 countries, including representatives of Africa, the Middle East, South America, and Asia, unanimously passed the Salzburg Declaration on the Conservation and Preservation of Cultural Heritage (PDF, 15KB).
November 20, 2009
The Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) will advance technology that can recover and digitally re-master rare early sound recordings made on wax cylinders – including experimental recordings created in the 1880’s by Alexander Graham Bell -- even when the original cylinder is cracked or broken.
November 13, 2009
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and in cooperation with Arts Midwest, announces the 2010 deadline for The Big Read, a program to revitalize the role of literature in American culture.
November 6, 2009
Anne-Imelda Radice, Director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), joined First Lady Michelle Obama in honoring young people from 19 communities in the U.S., China, Egypt, and Mexico who engage in after-school arts and humanities programs. Winners of the 2009 Coming Up Taller Awards, which promote educational achievement and creativity, were honored at a White House ceremony on November 4.
November 6, 2009
Museums and libraries are invited to apply for free NASA space shuttle artifacts, including small items such as astronaut helmets, gloves, and boots, and large items such as shuttle Motion Based Simulators and Crew Compartment Trainers.
July 11, 2009
Museums, Libraries, and 21st Century Skills Marsha L. Semmel IMLS Deputy Director for Museum Services and Director for Strategic Partnerships Chicago Public Library July 11, 2009 Thank you, Dr. Radice, for your introduction. I also want to thank the MacArthur Foundation , especially Connie Yowell...
May 23, 2009
Marsha L. Semmel IMLS Deputy Director for Museum Services and Director for Strategic Partnerships Korean Museum Association Annual Meeting Seoul, Korea May 23, 2009 I want to express my deep thanks to the Korean Museum Association and the Korea Foundation for making it possible for me to address...