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  • Our Web resources can now be accessed through the Museology and conservation section of Canada.ca. The Canadian Heritage Information Network’s (CHIN) home page has also moved to Canada.ca.

News

New Features Now Available on the CHIN Job Board!

August 2016

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During the past few months, the Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN) has been hard at work updating the CHIN job board to bring users some much sought after features.

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Advertise on Google for Free

July 2016

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Google Grants is a donation program which grants registered not-for-profit organisations free advertising in Google search engine results. Organisations that qualify for the program receive a monthly budget of $10,000 to use in the creation of advertisements using Google AdWords.

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Using the Apple Watch as an Invisible Museum Tour Guide

July 2016

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Museums are now experimenting with delivering tour guides and supplementary exhibit content through wearable technologies.

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Using Crowdsourcing to Transcribe and Digitize Collections

July 2016

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The Royal BC Museum has launched a new project called Transcribe, which aims to make the museum’s collections more accessible through the use of crowdsourced transcriptions. People from across the world are invited to assist in the digitization of historical records by writing transcriptions of letters, diaries, journals and other written historical material.

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Technology Helps Teach Visitors About Canada’s Immigration History

July 2016

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The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 in Halifax is using new technology to tell the stories of Canadian immigrants.

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Attention Spans Are Getting Shorter

July 2016

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You might be surprised by how little time online users are willing to spend on your website when they are searching for information about your institution. The average visitor is increasingly looking for concise, easy-to-find information that can be understood within a short time frame.

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Social Media Culture: How Museums are Responding?

June 2016

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Many museums have been experimenting with touch screens, mobile applications and location-based services in order to engage with audiences and make their collections and exhibitions more interactive.

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