New Animated Video of Arts Council England Released Today

Arts organisations, museums and libraries need to be prepared to whatever the future brings.
– Arts Council England

The new animated video of Arts Council England is online. This year mission and goals are all about the importance of change, to adapt to a digital society, and focusing to the younger generations. Quite refreshing!

Source: Youtube – Arts Council England

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Harvard University Robert Darnton on the Library in the Digital Age

Harvard University head librarian Robert Darnton discuss the continued importance of the library in the age of Google Book Search, and the future of the Digital Library. The interview host is the always brilliant Steve Paikin.

Source: Youtube – TVO The Agenda with Steve Paikin

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Carolyn Royston from IWM talks digital collections

Carolyn Royston, Head of Digital Media, Imperial War Museum (London), talks about 3 years evolution, digital collections and IP rights.

Source: Youtube – Arts Council England

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Museums in the Digital Age – Free Book for Kindle

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“Best of Both Worlds: Museums, Libraries, and Archives in the Digital Age” is free for Kindle. Written by Wayne Clough, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, it’s a must read for any art enthusiast and professional, no matter if a tech passionate or not.

In the words of Clough, museums are going digital anyway “to reach the generation of digital natives who bring a huge appetite and aptitude for the digital world”. He describes the journey of the Smithsonian, moving digital 14 million object from 2009. The goal isn’t just producing images of three-dimensional objects, Clough speaks about providing online experiences and accredited e-learning courses, interacting and engaging a generation of digital natives, developing apps such as Leafsnap that allow people to take picture of a tree’s leaf and have it identified in seconds.

75 pages of excellent analysis and it’s free on Amazon. If you don’t use a Kindle, you can download a free pdf version. Mr Clough, we salute you!

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The first video of ArtGuru is online

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What a week! We launched our app in beta, our Facebook page, and today our first video is online. A fully animated voicemap. Let us know what you think (and enjoy!)

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ArtGuru transforms your smartphone into an art guide. Museum and art galleries request more information. Free digitalization to small and middle museums. Art passionates, do you want to become an Art Ambassador? Please contact us.