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 Libraries Effie Kapsalis, Head of Web and New Media, SI Archives Darren 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].
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” with Library, Archive,
and Museum Collections
Martin Kalfatovic, Smithsonian Libraries
Effie Kapsalis, Smithsonian Archives
Darren Milligan, Smithsonian Center for Education &
Museum Computer Network 2010
Neil Young Archive
• 2.9 million emails/second
• 50 million tweets/day
• 700 billion Facebook
•13 hours/minute video added
• 2.5 billion photos/month
added to Flickr
Heartbeat getting recorded at Christian Boltanski's
exhibition, by C-Monster
We have our unique qualities
• Brief case studies from the Smithsonian
• Small group workshop
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