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With Audio+, MoMA rolls out the first digital transformation of its visitor’s guide

April 2015

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The MoMA Audio+ lets visitors listen to audio commentary on a selection of works in the permanent collection, as well as access, share and save additional content.

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Social Tagging

April 2015

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Social tagging refers to the collective effort to tag metadata. The idea is to leverage a vast network of potential contributors and to make the most of their willingness to devote their free time and knowledge to such worthwhile endeavours.

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Tagging an Image with Metadata

March 2015

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If you have ever combed through a photo album trying to find a specific picture, you know how hard that search can be. It’s the same thing online!

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iBeacons Prototype Delivers Location-specific Content to Mobile Devices

March 2015

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The Canadian Museum of Nature has recently completed a pilot project using iBeacons, an indoor positioning system that is able to track the relative location of a smartphone (or tablet) in a physical space.

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New Free Online Museum Studies Course

March 2015

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University of Leicester, in England, is launching the first MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) in Museum Studies.

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#MuseumWeek on Twitter: now open to Canadian museums!

March 2015

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Keep your eye on Twitter from March 23-29, 2015, for the second #MuseumWeek. From Monday to Sunday, more than 1100 museums and galleries from over 45 countries – including for the first time Canadian institutions – will be giving a behind-the-scenes glimpse into their collections.

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Canadian Geographic: Deadline for the August 2015 Issue

March 2015

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You have until Monday, April 6, 2015 to submit an artefact in the “What’s This?” feature of the August issue of Canadian Geographic magazine.

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