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CHIN-managed listservs temporarily unavailable

June 2015

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Due to circumstances out of our control, there is a temporary disruption in CHIN’s ability to host email distribution lists. As a result, our listservs are currently out of service.

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CHIN’s TechWatch: Summer 2015

June 2015

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In this edition, we look at a couple new research reports that might be of interest to Canadian museums.

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The City of Toronto places music-linked QR codes on street corners

May 2015

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The Track Toronto project has collected and mapped songs inspired by places in Toronto and made them available to pedestrians through QR codes posted on street corners. The goal is for listeners to be able to explore Toronto while listening to music related to the sites they visit.

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Canadian Museums Win Awards

May 2015

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In late April, two Canadian museums were winners at the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) Media & Technology Muse awards. These awards recognize the outstanding achievement of Galleries, Libraries, Archives or Museums (GLAM).

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Audience Research: Let’s Get Real

May 2015

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The latest Culture24 Action Research Report was recently released. This is the third in a series of excellent collaborative research projects, featuring a range of cultural sector organizations in the UK.

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Canadian Geographic: Deadline for the October 2015 Issue

May 2015

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You have until Monday, June 1, 2015 to submit an artefact in the “What’s This?” feature of the October issue of Canadian Geographic magazine.

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Crowdsourcing & reCAPTCHA

May 2015

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Crowdsourcing is essentially a distributed model of content production or problem-solving. An example would be social tagging, where the public donates their time to generate keywords and descriptions for objects in a museum’s online collection.

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