Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Museums Objects Design Exhibitions

Mode is a new space on the web dedicated to exploring museums, objects, design and exhibitions. A work in progress, it is intended that mode will act as a space for open dialogue, evolving at the hands of its authors and contributors.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Tender for an Editor for MICHAEL-UK

The UK Museums, Libraries and Archives Council is currently advertising an invitation to tender for an Editor for MICHAEL-UK.

Monday, November 21, 2005

Online activities, accessibility v. usability and EU co-ordination

Current reports of note:

Pew Internet - Search Engine Usage - Search engine use shoots up in the past year and edges towards email as the primary internet application.

Jakob Nielsen - Accessibility Is Not Enough - a strict focus on accessibility as a scorecard item doesn't help users with disabilities. To help these users accomplish critical tasks, you must adopt a usability perspective.

Minerva - Dynamic Action Plan for the EU co-ordination of digitisation of cultural and scientific content - Minister for Culture, David Lammy, launched in Bristol on 15th November 2005, a new action plan to make Europe's cultural heritage more accessible through the Internet.

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Thames Pilot

24 Hour Museum website of the week - Thames Pilot.