CAN GLAM Sector News 18 Nov 23 Nov 2010

News from our @Can001 twitter feed

Where do good ideas come from? 1-6 • Ideas don’t come from watching television • Ideas sometimes come from listening to a lecture • Ideas often come while reading a book • Good ideas come from bad ideas, but only if there are enough of them • Ideas hate conference rooms, particularly conference rooms where there is a history of criticism, personal attacks or boredom • Ideas occur when dissimilar universes collide – I thought Seth Godin’s list of was a good way to start this weeks CAN news update there are more at

Geocommons – this is an amazing development and probably my pick of the week as far as occupying my time. This is an online repository of all kinds of database which you can add in layers to make up your own geo-coded maps. I made up a quick one on Museum Attendance Europe 2008 at and I am working on one for Locations of GLAM sector in Australia which will be great if I can get it to work.

Turing Papers a few weeks back I posted a link to Christie’s auction of these papers and on Tuesday Google announced it was contributing $100,000 to help Bletchley Park acquire them.

The British Library announces its adopt a book program

The Portable Film Festival, an online film festival

Herbarium Information Systems Committee meeting in Christchurch NZ. Agenda and evolving meeting notes

Australian Government funding for schools —the first comprehensive government appraisal of school funding since the early 1970s. In 2009, the Australian Government restructured its funding for schools, particularly for government schools, as a result of a new federal financial relations framework established by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) through the Intergovernmental Agreement on Federal Financial Relations.

Sad News – fire destroys the Western Australian Town of Claremont library and council offices in Perth

Congratulations to Perth Zoo Category 1 Major Tourist Attraction Gold Medal, Western Australian Museum Geraldton & Silver medal WA Tourism. Category 2 Tourist Attractions Western Australian Museum – Geraldton

iPhone Photography Accessories – mainly tripods etc.

Crash Course in Social Media for Community Engagement: 50 Tools and Methodologies slide show

Evolving Face of Community Care NSW Conference Sydney 2 May 2011

Position Vacant – HEAD OF CREATIVE LEARNING – Museum of Contemporary Art MCA – Sydney

Position Vacant – Director- Human Resources – Department of Culture & the Arts – Perth×7tglh

Job – Curator Role at RMITs Design Hub Melbourne –


Institute of Museum and Library Services selects 5 US libraries and 5 US museums for the 2010 National Medal see what they are up to at

Australian National Data Service cranking up –

The History of Social Media:

Join designer Orla Kiely as she discusses the inspirations behind her vibrant pattern designs. Fri 3 Dec, 7-8.45pm.

Interested in TV drama and doco funding? See Screen Australia’s new draft blueprint for funding

EXHIBITION: Annie Leibovitz – A Photographer’s Life, starts today @ MCA

Calling contemporary musicians who want to get a little experimental – Soundclash grants close 6 December

H.P. Lovecraft meets TINTIN?

The Nature of Connectedness on the Web

Art-youth-culture report and Arts Council response

A competition for urban photographers: HHT is running a competition with a Nikon D3100 up for grabs:

AUSTRALIAN ANTIQUARIAN BOOK FAIR was on 23 24 25 Nov Melbourne

University of technology Sydney – Design ’10 Exhibition showcases the…

Scientist Fenner dies aged 95

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