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1 year ago 2 notes Monument Circle Project
I’m so proud of my amazing mentor, Modupe Labode, and brilliant friend Maggie Schmidt for putting together this incredibly smart blog about Monument Circle, inspired by the rise & fall of Fred Wilson’s “E Pluribus Unum” project. Their historical contextualization will go far in preserving the recent community debate alongside the often overlooked dialogue of the past. Great, great job!
1 year ago 5 notes IUPUI Student to Lead Growth of U.S. Wikimedia Cultural Partnerships
I can’t go without sharing this little bit from IUPUI’s press release about my US Cultural Partnerships position at Wikimedia:
“Without the Children’s Museum’s support, I would not have had the opportunity to prove what I knew to be true: that Wikipedia is and will remain an important platform for sharing cultural heritage on a global scale,” Phillips said. “I’m thankful to have had this chance, and to have the Wikimedia Foundation recognize this as a continuing need within the cultural sector.”
1 year ago 14 notes
Reblogged from museumstudiesThe Inevitability of Open Access - Preprint
“Open access (OA)”, writes David W. Lewis, Dean of the IUPUI University Library, Indianapolis, in this preprint (submitted on 11 September 2011, due for publication in July 2012), “is an alternative business model for the publication of scholarly journals. It makes articles freely available to readers on the Internet and covers the costs associated with publication through means other than subscriptions. This article argues that Gold OA, where all of the articles of a journal are available at the time of publication, is a disruptive innovation as defined by business theorist Clayton Christensen. Using methods described by Christensen we can predict the growth of Gold OA. This analysis suggests that Gold OA could account for 50% of the scholarly journal articles sometime between 2017 and 2021, and 90% of articles as soon as 2020 and more conservatively by 2025.”
The link is to the full .pdf text of this interesting essay. Museum people should read it, looking for analogies in their own field…
1 year ago 8 notes The Indianapolis Collection Connection
Great blog via @IMAmuseum that places one particular 19th century painting in a historical and contemporary context.
1 year ago 5 notes
Reblogged from richardmccoy
Modern Art Notes
I’m also appreciative of @TylerGreenDC’s ongoing reporting of this story. Nearly since the project’s inception, he’s been the only one to thoroughly and accurately share information on this important cultural opportunity for Indianapolis. It’s frustrating to watch the local press perpetuate it as if a large majority are the ones against it, when Tyler’s shown that it’s an instance of only the loudest voices being heard.
1 year ago 10 notes Indianapolis Motor Speedway takes on #Wikipedia
Daniel Incandela & IMS intern Cassie recently touched base with me to learn how they can help the Indianapolis Motor Speedway contribute content to Wikipedia. They’ve done a great job learning the ropes and have just written up a great blog that shares with their fans about how they’re getting started. I’m most encouraged by the numerous comments that have already been posted. I often hesitate to read any comments on any Wikipedia-related blog or article, because they’re usually very heated and negative. But the Indycar folks? Wow. I’m impressed. I’m excited to see what the future will bring!
1 year ago 3 notes Dr. Zahi Hawass guest blogs for @TCMIndy
…and shares the story of finding Seti I’s tomb, recreated at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis in the new permanent exhibit National Geographic: Treasures of the Earth, opening June 11th.
2 years ago 13 notes Museums & the Web
A great reflection on last week’s @museweb conference from @IMAmuseum. (This would be my favorite pull-quote):
Museums are starting to recognize the inevitability that much of the online interactions that occur with its content won’t necessarily happen on their websites. There was even an unconference session questioning the amount of effort that museums place on their websites redesigns due to this fact. As social networks and search engines provide web visitors with more and more of the information they seek, how can museums ensure they are making the most out of the online efforts?
2 years ago 2 notes