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Cloud Computing: A Fad or the Future of Computing?

January 2015

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Cloud computing has been generating a lot of attention lately. It’s a fast-growing technology that shows a great deal of promise and has the backing of some powerful companies.

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Can WordPress Host Entire Websites?

January 2015

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As an open-source application, WordPress has gained significant popularity among bloggers. The ease of its setup and the user-friendliness of its interface have certainly contributed to its success.

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Canadian Geographic: Deadline for the June 2015 Issue

January 2015

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You have until Monday, February 9, 2015 to submit an artefact in the “What’s This?” feature of the June issue of Canadian Geographic magazine.

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Choosing the Right Social Media for Your Institution

January 2015

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In this 6-part series, we have tried to help you decide what types of social media are best for your organisation. In part 6, we recap the five forms of social media that were described and compared in parts 1 through 5.

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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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