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MCN 2018 Program Committee – Call for Program Committee Members

Time flies and before you know it we’ll all be in Denver for MCN2018. If you’ve always thought you’d love to contribute to the planning of the conference then this is your opportunity and we’d love to hear from you. The MCN2018 Program Committee is seeking about 40 museum professionals to play a significant role…

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Meet the 2018 SIG Chairs

Thank you for participating in the 2017 Annual SIG Chairs Elections. Join me in congratulating each one of our SIG Chairs. Eric Longo, Executive Director   Digital Asset Management Chair: Susan Wamsley, Digital Asset Manager, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum I have worked for over ten years in the field of digital asset management setting up DAM systems…

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Looking for MCN 2018 Program co-chairs!

Hello, MCNers! I hope everyone has had the opportunity to Look Back at a great MCN 2017 and 50 years of MCN history in the amazing MCN50 Voices series of interviews, Take Action at their institutions and in their communities, and … Think Ahead about MCN 2018. The past year has been such an amazing…

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#MCN50 Voices: Carolyn Royston & Annelisa Stephan on Having Better Conversations about Digital

This year MCN celebrates its 50th anniversary. Just as MCN has established a network of established and emerging professionals, #MCN50 Voices brings members together, old and new, near and far. In this post—the last one before the conference—Annelisa Stephan and Carolyn Royston ask some key questions for their own careers and for the field. How do…

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#MCN50 Voices: Lisa Worley & Rob Stein

In continuing celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Museum Computer Network, Rob Stein and Lisa Worley spent some time by phone reconnecting and reminiscing about their own specific introductions to the museum technology field.     Lisa Worley is the Director of Material Culture at the Historic Ford Estates and Rob Stein is the…

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#MCN50 Voices: Chani Knight  & Ilaria D’Uva

This year MCN celebrates its 50th anniversary. Just as MCN has established a network of established and emerging professionals, #MCN50 Voices brings members together, old and new, near and far.   In this conversation, Chani Knight, Manager of Individual Giving at the Nevada Museum, and Ilaria D’Uva, CEO of D’Uva srl, spoke about how they…

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#MCN50 Voices: Elizabeth Bollwerk & Torii Moré

This year MCN celebrates its 50th anniversary. Just as MCN has established a network of established and emerging professionals, #MCN50 Voices brings members together, old and new, near and far. Elizabeth (Beth) Bollwerk (left) is the Archaeological Analyst, Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery, at the Thomas Jefferson Foundation in Charlottesville, Virginia. She is on…

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#MCN50 Voices: Jason Alderman, interviewed by Scott Sayre

This year MCN celebrates its 50th anniversary. Just as MCN has established a network of established and emerging professionals, #MCN50 Voices brings members together, old and new, near and far. This audio conversation is illustrated (and linked!) by Jason Alderman (left), who was interviewed by Scott Sayre. Jason talks about how he entered the museum…

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New #musetech Jobs in a Mixed Reality Future

By Zejun Cai   In the past few months, the MCN Job Description History team has hopped on a time machine and documented the shifting and persisting trends in #musetech jobs over the last 50 years. Tracing back to the days when people who run or visit a museum had never used an iPhone has…

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Sharing, Caring, and Hashtag Taxonomies: going beyond #MCN2017

Thanks to social media, following a conference from home if you can’t make it in person has never been easier. Over the years we’ve seen an incredible level of activity around MCN and we are well aware that the amount of content being shared can make it difficult for those tuning in from home. At…

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