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[News] UK Museums Start Waking Up to Information Revolution, Make Material Web Accessible

  • Subject: [News] UK Museums Start Waking Up to Information Revolution, Make Material Web Accessible
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 05 Feb 2010 11:22:16 +0000
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UK museums open up to Wikimedia

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| The Britain Loves Wikipedia scheme will see UK 
| museums and galleries opening up to the free 
| online encyclopaedia. Throughout February, 
| volunteer authors can take part in special 
| tours to document artworks and natural 
| treasures at a total of 20 institutions.


Browser Wars â Are You A Casualty?

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| These days everyone is familiar with at 
| least the names of the most popular 
| browsers, Internet Explorer, from Microsoft; 
| Firefox, from the Mozilla Foundation; 
| Chrome, from Google; Opera, from Opera Labs; 
| and last on the list of well-known â Safari, 
| from Apple.



Museums Turn to Open Source During Lean Times

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| Some of the organizations hardest hit by the sagging U.S. economy are
| non-profits and industries that rely on donations and public support to stay
| afloat. Museums and cultural institutions are turning to open source software
| as one way to deal with declining attendance and lack of funding to cover
| operational costs.



Apache Lucene Helps Online European Library Open Its Virtual Doors

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| When a group of European museums joined together to put images of all of
| their paintings, drawings, sculptures, photos and other artifacts together in
| a centralized, online collection for the world to view, they turned to open
| source enterprise search software to make it happen.


Fort Wayne Museum of Art Selects Koha

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| As one of the Midwest's most dynamic art museums, the Fort Wayne Museum of
| Art is renowned for its art, architecture, and ambiance. The Fort Wayne
| Museum of Art is committed to collecting, preserving, presenting and
| interpreting American art and engaging its audiences. Over 90,000 visitors
| each year enjoy the stellar exhibitions, permanent collection and full menu
| of educational programs for children and adults.

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