AAM 2008: Small Museums & Technology Panel

"Can and Should Small Museums Be Technological Leaders?"

[.pdf of AAM session]

American Association of Museums, Denver, CO

AAM Media & Technology Committee


Chair: Heather McClenahan, Los Alamos Historical Museum, losalamoshistory.org/
Moderator: Holly Witchey, Cleveland Museum of Art, www.clevelandart.org
Panel: George Laughead, Ford County Historical Society, www.skyways.org/orgs/fordco/
Jim Spadaccini, Ideum, ideum.com/
Heather Marie Wells, Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, www.springdaleark.org/shiloh/


Resources for Small Museums

Maintained courtesy WWW-VL: www.vlib.us/aam/


Web 2.0 | Social Networking | General | Listservs | Podcasting & Digital Music | Technology | Server Providers | Tutorials | Digital Rights & Image Management | Software Directories | RSS Readers | Virtual tours | Selected podcasts | Selected Museum Blogs | Fund Raising


Web 2.0


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Social Networking


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General


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Listservs (Great for getting all kinds of questions answered, even before you ask them!)


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Podcasting & Digital Music

  • Podcasting: AAM, Music Licensing for Museums fact sheet [www.aam-us.org/museumresources/ic/cs/eth_legal/rights.cfm]
  • Apple Podcasting FAQ [docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=301880]
  • Audacity, free software make podcasts [audacity.sourceforge.net/]
  • Burning Down the House by Eliot Van Buskirk. NY: McGraw-Hill, 2003. (great book on using digital music)
  • Cnet , includes free podcasting and digital music tutorials [classes.cnet.com/?tag=cnetfd.dir?tag=cnetfd.dir]
  • Collegiate Broadcasters, Inc. (info about release forms, copyright, developing terms of use, etc. [www.collegebroadcasters.org/podcast.shtml]
  • Creative Commons Podcasting Legal Guide [wiki.creativecommons.org/Podcasting_Legal_Guide]
  • Digital History | Promises and Perils of Digital History, Center for History and New Media, George Mason University [chnm.gmu.edu/digitalhistory/introduction/]
  • Educational Podcast Network [www.epnweb.org/]
  • FeedForAll, information about release forms, copyright, developing terms of use, etc. [feedforall.com/rss-copyright-debate.htm]
  • MuseumPods [www.museumpods.com/index.html]
  • Podcast Platform info about release forms, copyright, developing terms of use, etc. [podcastplatform.com/legal/section-overview]
  • Podcasting Bible, by Mitch Ratcliff and Steve Mack.† Indianapolis: Wiley Publishing, 2007.
  • Podcasting for Teachers, by Kathleen P. King and Mark Gura. Chicago: Information Age Publishing, 2007.
  • Podcasting News, tutorials [www.podcastingnews.com/]
  • Podcasting for Dummies, by Tee Morris and Evo Terra. San Mateo, CA: For Dummies, 2006.
  • Podscope, search engine for audio and video content [podscope.com]
  • Promoting Your Podcast, by Jason Van Orden. N. Potomac, MD: Larstan Publishing Inc., 2006.
  • Transom, equipment reviews [www.transom.org/tools]
  • Wikipedia [en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Podcasting]
  • Blogging: https://www.blogger.com/start
  • Digital Storytelling (note: a number of these tools can be used to create video podcasts) [cogdogroo.wikispaces.com/StoryTools]
  • 50 sites for digital storytelling – [cogdogroo.wikispaces.com/StoryTools]
  • Microsoft Photo Story 3 (free) [www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/digitalphotography/photostory/default.mspx]
  • Windows Movie Maker (free with Service Pack 2) [www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/updates/moviemaker2.mspx]
  • Wikis: PBwiki (free) [pbwiki.com/]
  • Google sites (free) [sites.google.com]
  • WikiSpaces (free) [www.wikispaces.com]
  • Wetpaint (free) [www.wetpaint.com]
  • Photo Sharing: Flickr (owned by Yahoo -- important for image search - free) [www.flickr.com/]

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Great Technology References


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Server Providers


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Tutorials

  • RSS [www.commoncraft.com/rss_plain_english]
  • Social Networking [www.commoncraft.com/video-social-networking]
  • Wikis [www.commoncraft.com/video-wikis-plain-english]

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Digital Rights & Image Management


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Software Directories


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RSS Readers


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Virtual tours


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Selected educational podcasts


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Selected blogs


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Fundraising Web Sites

  • Charitableway.com provides donors with a source of information on U.S. non-profits and allows for secure, online donations [http://www.charitableway.com/]
  • Cybergrants.com, an interactive online philanthropy Web portal that allows non-profits to access, free of charge, research grant guidelines and create, maintain and submit online proposals directly to member foundations [http://www.cybergrants.com/]
  • Changing Our World, provides articles about fundraising and links to articles about philanthropy that have been published by news organizations [http://www.changingourworld.com/]
  • Don Griesmann's Nonprofit Blog, Griesmann posts a variety of information and resources for non-profit organizations, including links to funding opportunities and articles [http://dongriesmannsnonprofitblog.blogspot.com/]

Also see AAM Learning in Museums Seminar 2008: Technology, Interpretation and Learning in Museums, June 20-21, 2008 - Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, In collaboration with the AAM Committee on Education (EdCom) and the AAM Media and Technology Committee (M&T)


Maintained by George Laughead, Legislative Liaison, Kansas Museums Association, and member, Mountain-Plains Museums Assoc. Technology Committee.
Updated: 05 May 2009. Hosted at WWW-Virtual Library @ www.vlib.us
AAM 2008: Small Museums & Technology Resources
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