Digital in University Museums – a conference from University Museums Group Conference

This year’s University Museums Group Conference takes place in Bristol from 12-13 June.

I’ll be attending in my role as MmIT Journal editor as there will certainly be sessions and speakers of interest to our subscribers and group members.

Keynotes will be given by James Davis from the Google Cultural Institute and Tandi Williams from NESTA.

Speakers include Ross Parry (Leicester), Danny Birchall (Wellcome), Mark Macleod (Worcester), Richard Clay (Birmingham), Claire Warwick (UCL); Jack Ashby (Grant Museum), Areti Galani (Nottingham), and more

If you’re interested in going too, tickets can be ordered from: http://shop.bris.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=1&catid=758&prodid=2024

The PDF of the programme is available here: http://universitymuseumsgroup.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/DIGITAL-DIMENSIONS-provisional-programme1.pdf

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Multimedia Information & Technology vol 36 no 2 (May 2010) is now available

Multimedia Information & Technology vol 36 no 2 (May 2010) is now available

Multimedia Information & Technology vol 36 no 2 is now available at www.cilip.org.uk/mmit

The May issue features a special focus on technology in schools covering interactive devices in primary schools using music; interactive handhelds and learner response systems in secondary schools; technology and learning difficulties; and ICT in primary education.  Other features include roving reference library services in higher education; digital signage; and Google Wave.  Kate Lomax’s ‘Best of the Blog’ concentrates on the recent Public Library Modernisation review.

Chris Leftley reviews Digital Information: Order or Anarchy;  Kevin Curran critiques Bite-Sized Marketing; Ken Cheetham gives his views on Mastering Photographic Composition; and Antony Brewerton reviews The Gold Diggers film.

The news section covers the Pingar search platform for dynamic searches; the latest version of Camtasia’s screen recording tool; I am learning’s use of online games; video-linked musical workshops for remote schools; a new digital publishing research project; World Maths Day; making YouTube secure for classroom use; how Soundbooth Plus transforms ICT resources into language labs; and a new author hotline website. The BFI’s new COI collection, Police and Thieves, and Design for Today, are showcased.

Kevin Curran’s technology round-up includes thoughts on credibility of websites; an update on Google Books; how best to ensure secure passwords; software to set up meetings easily; a free tools to create worksheets and lesson pages and to publish them online; plus Text 2.0 – the way that tablet PCs will use interactive eye-tracking technology.

The August issue will include a special focus on public libraries.

Comments or contributions are welcome. Please contact the Managing Editor, Catherine Dhanjal with article or news suggestions, or images of multimedia in use.  We are interested in your article suggestions for projects where you have used technology in a research/library/information setting. If you have any difficulties with online access, please contact me. If you do not currently subscribe, contact catherine.dhanjal@theansweruk.com for subscription information.