From the Web site: "This study is an attempt to measure how much information is produced in the world each year. We look at several media and estimate yearly production, accumulated stock, rates of growth, and other variables of interest."
From the Web site: The Department of Anthropology and Sociology, through the Museum of Anthropology, offers theoretical and practical training in museum principles and methods as a component of undergraduate and graduate degree programmes in Anthropology. This training is also available to UBC students in other related disciplines such as Asian Studies, Classics, History and Fine Arts, with permission of the relevant departments."
From the Web site: "Since its creation, the YHMA has been an active Yukon-wide society, cooperating with museums, governments, institutions, and the public to carry out its mandate, 'to preserve, interpret and protect the Yukon's heritage resources.'"
Information to be provided when adding an image to a learning object includes creator, contributors, copyright, description, dates, location, keywords, audience and subject.
The OAI protocol is a potential means for museums to:
- make their databased content more accessible on the Internet
- more easily participate in distributed "portal" services
- re-purpose their collections management data.
OAI defines a protocol both for metadata harvesting, and for exposing OAI-compliant metadata to be harvested. A museum that wanted to exchange data using the OAI protocol would create an OAI-compliant data repository by:
- "exposing" their data in XML according to a simple technical protocol. Dublin Core (unqualified) is the minimum interchange standard required by OAI; however, any other metadata set described by an XML Schema (such as the CDWA Lite XML Schema) can be used for more detailed description.
- configuring their Web server to handle OAI protocol requests.
OAI is designed to be easy to implement, with low technical barriers. In comparison to Z39.50, it does not require special equipment, and is less expensive to implement.
An XML Schema for unqualified DC has been developed for use with the OAI Protocol and is available at: http://www.openarchives.org/OAI/2.0/oai_dc.xsd. Available in English only.
From the Web site: "This site aims to offer a listing of major digitized heritage collections and on-going digitization programmes worldwide. It is hoped that this will provide a single focal point of information on digitized collections. This site will act as the 'Memory of the World' virtual library offering direct access to those collections, where permission to link has been granted. Potential participants are invited to nominate their collections for inclusion in the directory."
From the Web site: "Founded in 1936, the Society of American Archivists (SAA) is North America's oldest and largest national archival professional association. Serving the educational and informational needs of more than 3,400 individual and institutional members, SAA provides leadership to ensure the identification, preservation, and use of records of historical value."
The Standard Practices Handbook outlines standards of museum practice and makes suggestions for implementation. It includes:
- Museums and Society : how a museum interacts with its communities;
- Administration: museum governance and management;
- Collections: collections management, conservation and research;
- Programming : public programs, exhibits and publications.
Available in English only, print format.
From the Web site: "The information on this page documents technical activities related to the American Memory Collections produced by the National Digital Library Program (NDLP) at the Library of Congress."
From the Web site: "The Fleet Air Arm Archive 1939-1945 is one the most comprehensive military and history sites on the Net. With a focus on the Fleet Air Arm in the UK and Commonwealth, this portway to the world of naval aviation around the world between 1939 and 1945 contains over 1000 pages and covers all operational naval air squadrons, aircraft and ships used by the FAA in the war."
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