CAN GLAM Sector News 3 Nov 17 Nov 2010


More news from our @Can001 twitter feed

Australian Major Performing Arts report Securing the Future 2002 –2009 download released

Position Vacant – Te Papa Museum – NZ – Technology Solutions Engineer –

Position Vacant – Te Papa NZ – Manager Exhibition Maintenance and Installation

Provenance Journal Article – The Demise of Bicycle George: A Life of Crime by Kirstie Close

Provenance Journal Article – Patient casebooks from 19thC Asylums inc Kew Hospital for the Insane – by Catharine Coleborne

This is really amazing Every bus stop, train station, ferry port and taxi rank in Britain mapped and tagged

Historian Simon Schama’s vision for history in schools posted –

Interesting use of splash page on Westbury library web site 5 top trends in web design

National Museums Scotland website – HTML5 structured semantically for meaning of content blog

List of winners from the 2010 SCREEN MUSIC AWARDS

Books – released this week include, A History of the Internet and the Digital Future, Ryan, Johnny, 2010 – No Shelf Required: E-Books in Libraries, ed. by Sue Polanka – Studio Secrets: Millinery, Ramousse, Estelle & Fabienne Gambrelle. 2010 – The Simon & Kirby Superheroes, Simon, Joe & Kirby Jack, 2010

Australian Centre for the Moving Image – Posted 11 November – 1 week til Disney ‘Dreams Come True’ exhibition opens.

Apple adds special education section to App Store:

Two examples of Museum Village interpretation plans

National Photographic Portrait Prize deadline was the 12 November

Some discussion this week on archiving tweets. Can uses twapper keeper

Smithsonian Museums – November 12 – Responds to Deficit Commission’s Recommendation on imposing admission fees to recoup money – these would be the first in the Smithsonian’s 164 year history. There comments on the recommendations can be found at

Regan Forrest submitted her write-up Interpretation Australia National Symposium

Melbourne Museum – 480,879 visitors to the Titanic Exhibition

National Film and Sound Archive – The only known moving images of the 1915 campaign at Gallipoli

Australian Taxation Office (ATO) – phone service available for non-profit sector

National Library of Australia – posted oral history interviews with forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants.

Winners of the Powerhouse Museum Amped hack day challenge Andrea Lau & Jack Zhao interviewed

Interesting release of source code for Cooper Hewitt Museum of Design web site to public

Government 2.0 – Presenters slides from the recent conference posted at

Who owns Antarctica graphic

Google releases Hotpot – places recommendation engine that allows reviews through Google profiles

Had a re-visit to UNESCO’s The Australian Memory of the World Register this week and immediately thought a few more items that might warrant submission.

Good idea from the U.S. – a Plain Writing Act of 2010

Position Vacant – Education & Public Programs Officer Hawkesbury Regional Gallery and Museum –

Position Vacant – Director National Motor Museum – ADELAIDE HILLS –

Position Vacant – Studio co-ordinator Australian Museum –

Liz Pidgeon – Rising from the Ashes. DVD about Black Saturday fires about to be processed for local history collections at YPRL

MCA Sydney – Director Liz Ann has just been elected to the #CIMAM Board, the International Council of Museums.

The Desktop Guide for Covering Science booklet was released this week. Is is “aimed both at the reporters on science, health and environment rounds, and also at general reporters who’d like to get the science right.” You can look at the booklet and read it online but need to register to download, that being said there are also lots of helpful tips you can access from this page. Advice from former New York Times and Washington Post science reporter Boyce Rensberger:
• Science demands evidence, and some forms of evidence are worth more than others are. A scientist’s authority should command attention but, in the absence of evidence, not belief.
• There is no one scientific method, but all good science includes elaborate procedures to discover and avoid biases that might mislead.
• Uncertainty is a sign of honest science and reveals a need for further research before reaching a conclusion. Cutting edge science is highly uncertain and often flat-out wrong.
• The pace of science, despite the hype, is usually slow, not fast. Breakthroughs are never the result of one experiment.
• Balanced coverage of science does not mean giving equal weight to both sides of an argument. It means apportioning weight according to the balance of evidence.
• Virtually all new technologies pose risks along with benefits. Thus “safe” and effective,” whether applied to drugs or new devices or processes, are always relative terms. It is irrational to ask whether something is safe or not. Nothing is 100 percent safe. Policy decisions involving science must balance risks and benefits.
• Journalists and scientists espouse similar goals. Both seek truth and want to make it known. Both devote considerable energy to guard against being misled. Both observe a discipline of verifying information. Both insist that society allow them freedom to pursue investigations wherever they lead. Neither requires licensure or approval of an outside authority to practice its craft.
• News organisations usually invest too much importance in a scientific development and not nearly enough in the broader trends.

3 Responses to “CAN GLAM Sector News 3 Nov 17 Nov 2010”

  1. Darwin Netter Says:

    Thank you for your great article! It has been very useful. I wish that you will continue sharing your knowledge with us.

  2. Gregory Hartine Says:

    Would you let me use some of this info in my High School paper please?

  3. admin Says:

    Hi Gregory yes you are welcome to use info for your High School Paper

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