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News

Canadian Geographic: Deadline for the April 2016 Issue

November 2015

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You have until Monday, December 14, 2015 to submit an artefact in the “What’s This?” feature of the April issue of Canadian Geographic magazine. So far, about a dozen Canadian institutions have been featured in the magazine as part of the What’s This? initiative.

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Update – Parks Canada Descriptive and Visual Dictionary of Objects

November 2015

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The latest update from Parks Canada includes the addition of several new records, the removal of one record, and changes to six records to correct typos and to change some object naming terms in Category 05, Tools and Equipment (T&E) for Science and Technology.

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Artefacts Canada Is Getting More Social

November 2015

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A new feature has been added to Artefacts Canada, allowing users to navigate to a contributor’s website and social media accounts directly from the artefact page. These links have been added to artefact descriptions and point visitors to the institution’s home page, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube accounts.

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Building a Better Museum, One Block at a Time

October 2015

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The Pickering Museum Village has created a Minecraft game where fans of the museum and of Minecraft can explore a replica of the museum and add their own creations.

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Live Broadcasting From the Museum

October 2015

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Periscope and Meerkat are new live-streaming video applications launched in early 2015. They can be accessed on iOS and Android devices through mobile apps, or they can stream video on Web browsers through links posted to Twitter.

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Proliferative Preservation through Online Collaboration

October 2015

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When museums post their collection online, they are often surprised by the tidbits of information that Internet users end up sending back to the institution about their objects.

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CHIN’s TechWatch: Fall 2015

October 2015

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Surprisingly, tablet traffic on the net is stagnating or even dropping. No, tablets aren’t dead and consumers aren’t returning to their old desktops! Rather, people are increasingly using their smartphones for browsing on the Internet.

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