More news from our @Can001 twitter feed
Australian Major Performing Arts report Securing the Future 2002 –2009 download released http://tinyurl.com/3xn8jtr
Position Vacant – Te Papa Museum – NZ – Technology Solutions Engineer – http://tinyurl.com/265qaza
Position Vacant – Te Papa NZ – Manager Exhibition Maintenance and Installation http://tinyurl.com/32wbru4
Provenance Journal Article – The Demise of Bicycle George: A Life of Crime by Kirstie Close http://tinyurl.com/28abycy
Provenance Journal Article – Patient casebooks from 19thC Asylums inc Kew Hospital for the Insane – by Catharine Coleborne http://tinyurl.com/2e2r3p4
This is really amazing Every bus stop, train station, ferry port and taxi rank in Britain mapped and tagged http://tiny.cc/349jn
Historian Simon Schama’s vision for history in schools posted – http://tiny.cc/q1wbw
Interesting use of splash page on Westbury library web site http://www.westburylibrary.org/ 5 top trends in web design
National Museums Scotland website – HTML5 structured semantically for meaning of content blog http://tinyurl.com/22lexu8
List of winners from the 2010 SCREEN MUSIC AWARDS http://bit.ly/aPO4Yc
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: http://bit.ly
Two examples of Museum Village interpretation plans http://www.mccastle.com/Public/WhatsNew.aspx
National Photographic Portrait Prize deadline was the 12 November http://bit.ly/61hj8e
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 http://ht.ly/3anaE
Regan Forrest submitted her write-up Interpretation Australia National Symposium http://bit.ly/ah8fdr
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 http://bit.ly/9sXX30
Australian Taxation Office (ATO) – phone service available for non-profit sector http://ow.ly/36KaY
National Library of Australia – posted oral history interviews with forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants. http://www.nla.gov.au/digicoll/ListentotheForgottenAustralians.html
Winners of the Powerhouse Museum Amped hack day challenge Andrea Lau & Jack Zhao interviewed http://tinyurl.com/36b3mww
Interesting release of source code for Cooper Hewitt Museum of Design web site to public http://ow.ly/37bA8
Government 2.0 – Presenters slides from the recent conference posted at http://tiny.cc/p44il
Who owns Antarctica graphic http://tiny.cc/ckebj
Google releases Hotpot – places recommendation engine that allows reviews through Google profiles http://on.mash.to/ddiLbe
Had a re-visit to UNESCO’s The Australian Memory of the World Register this week http://www.amw.org.au/register/amw_reg06.htm and immediately thought a few more items that might warrant submission.
Good idea from the U.S. – a Plain Writing Act of 2010 http://bit.ly/bd7bPp
Position Vacant – Education & Public Programs Officer Hawkesbury Regional Gallery and Museum – http://tinyurl.com/37kyrxj
Position Vacant – Director National Motor Museum – ADELAIDE HILLS – http://tinyurl.com/2djdfxf
Position Vacant – Studio co-ordinator Australian Museum – http://australianmuseum.net.au/positions/Studio-Co-ordinator
Liz Pidgeon – Rising from the Ashes. DVD about Black Saturday fires about to be processed for local history collections at YPRL http://alturl.com/sjoo6
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. http://bit.ly/allT1V. 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.