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  • We’re going to being you perspectives from 3 divisions at the Smithsonian; Center for Education & Museum Studies, Smithsonian Institution Archives, and the Smithsonian Institution Libraries. Martin Kalfatovic, Assistant Director for Digital Services, SI LibrariesEffie Kapsalis, Head of Web and New Media, SI ArchivesDarren Milligan, Director of Digital Media Projects, SI Center for Education & Museum Studies
  • No longer is it only about Disney and TV, we competing with the rocks stars and number free, bottom-up archives that are easily found online (Flickr, youtube, etc)--Disney, Flickr, youtube, wikipedia, tv streaming, Star archives (neil young, Johnny Carson, Brian Mays’ of Queen collection of stereoscopic photos of an English village )museum of rescued letters [via swissmiss].http://neilyoungarchives.warnerreprise.com/shop/vol1/ http://blog.photography.si.edu/2010/08/11/beating-hearts/
  • But we know when people dig a little deeper, the richness is found in spades. Maryann Belardo is pictured looking through records in the Archives Center's stack area of the National Museum of American History, 1979, by Unknown photographer, Photographic print, Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 34, Folder 18A, Negative Number: 2003-19504.

Creating Communities of Interest Around Museum Collections Intro Creating Communities of Interest Around Museum Collections Intro Presentation Transcript

  • Creating “Communities of Interest” with Library, Archive, and Museum Collections
    Martin Kalfatovic, Smithsonian Libraries
    Effie Kapsalis, Smithsonian Archives
    Darren Milligan, Smithsonian Center for Education & Museum Studies
    Museum Computer Network 2010
  • The Competition
    Neil Young Archive
    • 2.9 million emails/second
    • 50 million tweets/day
    • 700 billion Facebookminutes/month
    • 13 hours/minute video added to YouTube
    • 2.5 billion photos/month added to Flickr
    Heartbeat getting recorded at Christian Boltanski'sexhibition, by C-Monster
  • We have our unique qualities
    Quantity
    Authenticity
    Curation/Archiving/Cataloging
  • Agenda
    Brief case studies from the Smithsonian
    Small group workshop
  • Martin Kalfatovic
    kalfatovicm@si.edu, twitter: UDCMRK
    Effie Kapsalis
    kapsalise@si.edu, twitter: digitaleffie
    Darren Milligan
    milliganm@si.edu