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  • International Core Data Standard for Archaeological Objects

    Created by the Archaeological Sites Working Group of CIDOC, this standard provides minimum categories of information to be recorded about archaeological objects. Includes fields for identification, institution, references, object name, title, iconography, description, material, technique, dimensions, form, archaeological context, author and cultural milieu, inscriptions and marks, date/epoch, acquisition, and state of conservation. Currently available only in English.

  • Collections without Borders: Sustaining Digital Content at Cultural Institutions

    This study examines the systems and practices in place to aid the creation and ongoing management of digital content at museums in Canada.

  • MDA Archaeological Objects Thesaurus

    Names of archaeological objects (e.g. amulet; flask; tile) that can be recovered from archaeological fieldwork. Available in English only.

    Developed by the MDA Archaeological Objects Thesaurus Working Party between 1995 and 1997.

    The Thesarus is intended "to establish guidance and common principles for the recording of object names within the archaeological profession and related disciplines". For the purposes of the Thesaurus, archaeological objects are be defined as: ""any physical evidence, usually portable, resulting from past human activity and human interaction with the environment, or environmental remains, that can be recovered through archaeological fieldwork".

    The thesaurus includes 2,204 terms, derived from the simple object name and authority lists submitted by members of the Working Party, together with the Object Class derived from the RCHME/English Heritage Thesaurus of Monument Types.

    Follows ISO 2788 standard for Establishment and Development of Monolingual Thesauri.

    Available in English only.

  • A Review of the Agora Research Initiative

    Review of the Agora Research Initiative (ARI), launched by CHIN in 2007 to enable museums to engage Canada's educators and learners in active learning through reusable learning resources.

  • Creating Museum IP [Intellectual Property] Policy in a Digital World - meeting report

    Meeting Report of the Copyright Town Hall held in Toronto, Canada, September 7, 2002: Creating Museum IP Policy in a Digital World, Museum Computer Network Conference, co-hosted by Canadian Heritage Information Network. Presentation included: Laura Gasaway, Drafting Copyright Policies: The University Experience; Rina Pantalony, Why Museums Need an IP Policy; Christopher Hale, Institutional IP Policy from an International Perspective; Maria Pallante, From IP Audit to Valuation and Management.

  • Canadian Association of Professional Heritage Consultants (CAPHC)

    From the Web site: "CAPHC provides a directory of Canadian professional heritage consultants offering a wide array of services and skills focused in the field of heritage conservation and preservation in Canada."

  • Toronto Artscape Inc.

    Website for Toronto Artscape Inc., a non-profit organization which creates space for the arts while building communities and revitalizing neighbourhoods.

  • ICOM Curricula Guidelines for Museum Professional Development

    From the Web site: "The ICOM Curricula Guidelines for Museum Professional Development defines five broad areas of competencies—general descriptions of knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA's)—needed to work effectively in today's museums. The "tree" model depicted here illustrates the shared and functional competencies required by members of the museum field to understand and perform their jobs. Shared competencies, shown as roots and trunk, are those considered important for all workers to possess. Functional competencies, illustrated by interrelated branches and leaves, are those needed to perform specific activities."

  • Preserving Access to Digital Information (PADI)

    From the Web site: "PADI is a subject gateway to digital preservation resources."

  • The Paleontology Portal

    This site is a resource for anyone interested in paleontology, from the professional in the lab to the interested amateur scouting for fossils to the student in any classroom. We have gathered many different resources into this single entry "portal" to paleontological information on the Internet.