Content on the Web has inevitably become highly visual. However, have you ever noticed that the majority of generic images posted on the Internet are from the company gettyimages®? They are used everywhere, particularly on news sites and Web portals such as Yahoo.
In this ongoing 6-part series of posts, the Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN) examines the different ways museums can promote their activities online. Each month, a different social media platform is featured. In part 2, we look at microblogs and their use in the heritage sector.
While institutions continue to develop an array of digital content, and products, they often do so without giving enough consideration to the ongoing efforts and resources required to ensure their long-term viability.
As was recently announced in the Economic Action Plan 2014, the Canadian Museum of History will soon be responsible for the Virtual Museum of Canada (VMC). The official transfer is scheduled to proceed on September 30, 2014.
The Virtual Museum of Canada recently launched a new virtual exhibit called Prairie Pollination, developed in partnership with the Manitoba Museum.