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Vishakha Desai, President and CEO, Asia Society, New York, United States, was the keynote speaker this afternoon – as we hurtle toward the end of this incredible experience. The Asia Society’s Mission: http://asiasociety.org/about/mission-history Asia Society is the leading global and pan-Asian organization working to strengthen relationships and promote understanding among the […]

Participatory Culture: Cross Cultural Connections in the Age of the ...






Special thanks to  Robert  Fish, Associate Director of  Communication, Salzburg Global Seminar for his expertise and editing! 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 […]

Participatory Culture: Video from Salzburg Global Seminar


Camelos levam livros para crianças no Quênia, originally uploaded by 365 Dias que Acalmaram o Mundo. The last thematic area started our morning. Each panelist shared success stories and insights about demonstrating public value for libraries and museums. Gary Vikan, Director, The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, United States, detailed the […]

Participatory Culture: Demonstrating Public Value



For more: http://www.salzburgglobal.org/current/sessions.cfm?nav=photos&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 […]

Participatory Culture: Photos from the Seminar


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I’ve been looking forward to this session – focused on how we teach future library and museum professionals. First up, David Lankes, Professor, Director, Masters in Library and Information Science, Syracuse University, School of Information Studies, Syracuse, New York, explored  this statement: The mission of librarians is to improve society through facilitating knowledge […]

Participatory Culture: Building the Skills of Library & Museum Professionals



Noha Adly, Deputy Head, ICT Sector, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria, Egypt, explored various technologies in use at her library as well as by some insights about the way people are interacting with technology and information. Key areas of importance: search beyond text, user interaction with devices and data, and new representations […]

Participatory Culture: Communication & Technology


http://www.imamuseum.org/blog/2011/10/21/the-challenges-and-opportunities-of-participatory-culture-for-museums-and-libraries-part-ii/   Rob Stein blogs from the Seminar three questions for consideration: 1. How can museums aid in addressing the socio-economic consequences of a widening technology gap? A number of participants spoke eloquently about the social and economic consequences that impact marginalized communities who lack the same easy-access to technology […]

Challenges and Opportunities of Participatory Culture for Museums and Libraries ...