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Choosing the Right Social Media for Your Institution

October 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 3, we look at social networking platforms and their use in the heritage sector.

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A Getty Image: Worth a Thousand Words

September 2014

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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.

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Collections Without Borders: Health Check Tool for Digital Content Creators

September 2014

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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.

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Choosing the Right Social Media for Your Institution

September 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 2, we look at microblogs and their use in the heritage sector.

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The Virtual Museum of Canada is Moving Soon

September 2014

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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.

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Plant & Pollinator Gallery

August 2014

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The Virtual Museum of Canada recently launched a new virtual exhibit called Prairie Pollination, developed in partnership with the Manitoba Museum.

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Choosing the Right Social Media for Your Institution

August 2014

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“How can we be expected to be active on social media with such limited resources?” It’s the response that many museums and similar cultural heritage institutions give when asked why they can’t be found on social media. And it’s a fair complaint.

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