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Looking Back on 3 Years of Collaboration with Canadian Geographic

January 2017

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Three years ago, the first issue of Canadian Geographic featuring the ‘What’s This?’ contest hit newsstands. Ever since, this regular series has been a staple in the magazine, which is published on a bimonthly basis by the Royal Canadian Geographic Society. The Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN) is proud to be able to partner with this prestigious organisation.

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The Textile Museum of Canada’s Making Makers Project Wins an Award

January 2017

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The Textile Museum of Canada recently received a 2016 Muse Award from the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) in the Digital Communities category for its Making Makers project.

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Overview & Comparison of Two North American Standards

January 2017

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Last year, we reported that Nomenclature 4.0 had been released. Soon thereafter, CHIN released a new resource aimed at helping Canadian museums decide which object classification system to use for the documentation of their historical collections.

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Canadian Geographic: Deadline for the June 2017 Issue

January 2017

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You have until Monday, February 20, 2017 to submit an artefact in the “What’s This?” feature of the June issue of Canadian Geographic magazine.

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Big Debate over Big Data in Museums

November 2016

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Data mining is increasingly being used within museums in order to collect information about guests. In the same way that Big Data is used in retail settings to monitor customer behaviour so that the retail environment can be modified in a way that increases sales, museums are turning to visitor data in order to discover details such as which collection items attract the most attention.

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CHIN Employees Receive Innovation Award

November 2016

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On June 16th, 2016, employees of the Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN) and Canadian Heritage and received an Innovation Award, which is awarded to individuals within the Department who have tried something new or different in pursuit of improvement.

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The Royal Alberta Museum Is Replacing Its Billboards with Video Walls

November 2016

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The Royal Alberta Museum has a new way of advertising its exhibits and events: a new two-wall, high definition LED screen will be wrapped around the exterior of the museum.

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