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Copyright Implications of Bringing Google’s ‘Street View’ Indoors

December 2014

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Over the last several years, Google has been experimenting with its Google Maps technology – but indoors. Some museums have been approached to showcase their collections using ‘Street View’. The technology allows Internet users to virtually visit a museum without leaving their homes.

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CHIN’s TechWatch: Winter 2015

December 2014

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Special Edition: 3D printers and their implications for arts and heritage. – Each season, we bring you this showcase of promising, emerging or lasting technologies used by and in museums today. Stay tuned, as we watch the trends for you.

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Choosing the Right Social Media for Your Institution

December 2014

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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 5, we look at video sharing platforms and their use in the heritage sector.

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Canadian Geographic: Deadline for the April 2015 Issue

December 2014

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You have until Monday, December 15, 2014 to submit an artefact in the “What’s This?” feature of the April issue of Canadian Geographic magazine.

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Putting the Open in Open Data

December 2014

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The concept of ‘open data’ is being bandied about a lot these days. At the heart of the idea is the guiding principle that the data should be complete, primary, timely, accessible, machine-processable, non-discriminatory, non-proprietary and license-free.

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Google’s Book Search Does Not Infringe on Copyright Laws

November 2014

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Google’s most ambitious digitalization project has been Google Books. The company took it upon itself to scan as many books as possible in order to systematically index their content.

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A collective view of popular attractions

November 2014

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Photosynth, developed by Blaise Agüera y Arcas for Microsoft and released to the public in 2008, is an application that assembles photographs taken at a particular place to create a three-dimensional model of an event or location.

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