Culture and Communities: How can libraries and museums use their many resources and strengths, including their collections, spaces, and people, to reflect cultural and demographic shifts and bridge cultural differences? How do they select the stories they tell and the services and experiences they offer? Gabriela Aidar, Coordinator of the Social Inclusion Program, Sa?o Paulo State Pinacoteca, Sa?o Paulo, Brazil, opened this discussion by sharing some thoughts about combating social inequalities – how can museums take a stand in this arena? Aidar urged museums to get involved and take action through the development of specific programs and shared a case […]
It’s good to revisit this definition in light of this week’s work: “A participatory culture is a culture with relatively low barriers to artistic expression and civic engagement, strong support for creating and sharing one’s creations, and some type of informal mentorship whereby what is known by the most experienced is passed along to novices.A participatory culture is also one in which members believe their contributions matter, and feel some degree of social con- nection with one another (at the least they care what other people think about what they have created).” From page 3 of Confronting the Challenges of […]
Our evening session featured discussion and debate on what defines participatory culture. Here are the questions explored from the seminar documents: The Nature of Participatory Culture: What are the societal changes that are shaping the future of museums and libraries? How do these changes affect and transform their roles in their communities? What are the expectations of their different publics, and how do they create meaningful relationships with them that meet changing needs for knowledge, skills, and information? How do they remove actual or perceived barriers to access and inclusion? What is the definition of “participatory” in this context? Discussion […]
Teen Librarianship has a unique place within libraries. It’s not quite a new idea for libraries to provide dedicated services to teens, yet it doesn’t still have the same kind of rich history we have with other populations. This gives teen librarianship a unique place within libraries today; it allows the librarians that serve these groups the chance to experiment in regards to how we approach library services. Teen librarians are not exactly bound by the same rules and programs which have held public libraries together for many years. Librarians working with teens have the chance to fully embrace participatory […]
There are a few ways to add your voice: Twitter: #SGSculture @salzburgglobal Follow posts at these blogs: IMLS Up Next Blog: http://blog.imls.gov/ IMAMuseum Blog: http://www.imamuseum.org/blog/ Seminar: http://www.salzburgglobal.org/current/Sessions.cfm?IDSPECIAL_EVENT=2961 This TTW category gathers posts from the Salzburg Global Seminar program Libraries and Museums in an Era of Participatory Culture, exploring the challenges, solutions and potential for participatory services within libraries and museums. Join the conversation: https://tametheweb.com/2011/10/19/join-the-conversation-libraries-museums-in-an-era/ Special Thanks to the Salzburg Global Seminar and IMLS for the invitation to participate in this event.
Joining me as a blogger for the Salzburg Global Seminar focused on participatory culture and libraries and museums is Robert Stein from the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Here is a post he did last week in preparation for the seminar: http://www.imamuseum.org/blog/2011/10/11/please-chime-in-the-challenges-and-opportunities-of-participatory-culture/ Robert tweets @rjstein Join the conversation: https://tametheweb.com/2011/10/19/join-the-conversation-libraries-museums-in-an-era/ Special Thanks to the Salzburg Global Seminar and IMLS for the invitation to participate in this event.
We’re starting our session with introductions from the organizers, facilitators and the group. Representing libraries and museums from all over the world, the group is diverse and made up of fascinating folks. Find out more here: http://www.salzburgglobal.org/current/sessions.cfm?IDSpecial_Event=2961 This post is a reflection/response to questions posed at the Salzburg Global Seminar program Libraries and Museums in an Era of Participatory Culture, exploring the challenges, solutions and potential for participatory services within libraries and museums. Join the conversation: https://tametheweb.com/2011/10/19/join-the-conversation-libraries-museums-in-an-era/ Special Thanks to the Salzburg Global Seminar and IMLS for the invitation to participate in this event.
Greetings from Salzburg and the Salzburg Global Seminar. I am honored to be here this week to participate as well as share the work of the group coming together to explore what participatory culture means for libraries and museums. My focus for a panel presentation to launch a discussion about the topics is Communication & Technology. Here are some of the questions we will explore: How are new technology innovations changing the ways people communicate? How can the participatory nature of the new technologies enhance the way libraries and museums and their users interact and connect? What implications do online […]
http://youtu.be/phypScTE8zE What a great video. I especially like all the community leaders that came aboard for the video share their words about how important the library is to the fabric of the community. Thanks to Aaron Schmidt for originally sharing this video… -Post by Justin Hoenke,Tame the Web Contributor
Online LIS Education—or Not | Office Hours My new column is up at LJ! I may have a bit of a bias, but I would much rather my students make the short trip to their desks and computers instead of commuting across town or farther. Time saved on travel could roll over into time spent on coursework or finding balance among school, work, and life. Money saved on gas and travel could transform into paying for classes or student loans. Other students may be drawn to the classroom, to in-person interaction with a professor and other classmates. I would argue, […]