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  • Learning Objects of Learning Object Collections (Step 2 of 2) | Virtual Exhibits Investment Program

    Final step in adding an individual learning object to your Learning Object Collection.

  • Users and their Use of HEIRs

    HEIRNET is pleased to announce the publication of 'Users and their Uses<BR>of HEIRs' a report by the Cultural Heritage Consortium. This interesting<BR>and informative report was commissioned by HEIRNET to provide an initial<BR>evaluation of the uses of historic environment information resources.<BR>In recent years many who are involved in managing HEIRs have identified<BR>a requirement to develop understanding of users and their needs. This<BR>has prompted the collection of quantitative and qualitative data about<BR>the uses of individual HEIRs - through web-site user logs, via on-line<BR>and off-line questionnaire surveys, through focus groups and direct<BR>discussion with users. A number of important national initiatives have<BR>also been explored the users of museums, archives and public oppinion<BR>about the historic environment in general.<BR>In 'Users and their Uses of HEIRs', the Cultural Heritage Consortium<BR>provides a review of based on existing research which identifies<BR>common messages, key trends and issues that are of importance to<BR>HEIRs. The report identifies examples of current good practices in the<BR>collection of user statistics and goes on to make recommendations for<BR>developing the sector's understanding of users, and non-users, in<BR>future.

  • Digital Library Foundation - Digital Preservation

    Building on the work of the Commission on Preservation and Access (CPA), CLIR and the DLF remain committed to maintaining long-term access to the digital intellectual and scholarly record. They have a particular interest in practical initiatives and in research into most poorly understood areas. This page links to CLIR, DLF, and CPA preservation initiatives, research reports, and related information resources.

  • Charity Village

    From the Web site: "Canada's supersite for the nonprofit sector --- 3,000 pages of news, jobs, information and resources for executives, staffers, donors, and volunteers."

  • Anne Kenney and Nancy McGovern on Ten Good Reasons to Pursue Digital Preservation

    Anne Kenney and Nancy McGovern give 10 reasons for cultural heritage institutions to pursue digital preservation.

  • Metadata Object Description Schema (MODS)

    MODS (Metadata Object Description Schema) is an XML schema , based on a subset of MARC, for encoding bibliographic information. Developed by the Library of Congress’ Network Development and MARC Standards Office. It can be used to carry selected data from existing MARC records, or it can guide the creation of new bibliographic records. It uses language-based tags (as opposed to the numeric tags used in MARC), and is expressed in XML. In general, it is simpler and more user-oriented than MARC XML.

  • Digital Preservation Toolkit

    A complete toolkit to help museum professionals and volunteers assess digital preservation needs, and to develop policy, plans and procedures for digital preservation.

  • Liste des écoles, Direction des musées de France

    Hierarchical terminology for 'schools' of influence, used in cataloguing artwork. Available in French only.

  • Technical Requirements for the Development of Learning Object Collections: July 2010 | Virtual Exhibits Investment Program

    Presenting the technical requirements governing maximum character limits, media formats, and media sizes of content that will be used with the Learning Object Input Tool.

  • UNESCO - Rapports de la 32ème session de la Conférence générale (dont la Convention internationale pour la sauvegarde du patrimoine culturel immatériel)

    Du site W3 : "La 32e session de la Conférence générale qui s'est achevée aujourd'hui a été marquée par l'adoption de cinq textes normatifs - dont la Convention internationale pour la sauvegarde du patrimoine culturel immatériel et la Déclaration internationale sur les données génétiques humaines - mais aussi par le retour des Etats-Unis d'Amérique au sein de l'Organisation et par l'adoption d'un budget 2004-2005 en croissance (610 millions de dollars)."