Re: [MCN-L] Funding for Digital Projects

2018-10-01 Thread Boyce Tankersley
Hi Robin:

National Science Foundation.
Fidelity Foundation

Boyce Tankersley
Director of Living Plant Documentation
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL 60022
Email: btank...@chicagobotanic.org
Phone: 847-835-6841

-Original Message-
From: mcn-l [mailto:mcn-l-boun...@mcn.edu] On Behalf Of Robin White Owen
Sent: Monday, October 01, 2018 8:22 AM
To: mcn-l@mcn.edu
Subject: [MCN-L] Funding for Digital Projects

Hello all,

I’ve been researching funding sources and the amounts that have been made 
available for digital media projects in museums in the US, or trying to anyway. 
There isn’t a single source of this information that I’ve been able to find. 
Aside from recent funders, the Knight Foundation and Bloomberg Philanthropies, 
and the IMLS, who are other regulars funders of digital projects? 

I’d be happy to share whatever I can gather.

Best,

Robin 
Robin White Owen
M: 917/407-7641
T: 646/472-5145
ro...@mediacombo.net
MediaCombo <http://www.mediacombo.net/>
@rocombo <http://twitter.com/rocombo>


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[MCN-L] Survey Participation

2017-12-15 Thread Boyce Tankersley
Hi Sheila:

I am a bit south of the border, but if you can overlook that, I would be 
willing to participate in your survey.

Sincerely yours,

Boyce Tankersley
Director of Living Plant Documentation
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL 60022
Email: btank...@chicagobotanic.org<mailto:btank...@chicagobotanic.org>
Phone: 847-835-6841
Fax: 847-835-1635
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Re: [MCN-L] Collections Database Remote Access Policies

2017-02-23 Thread Boyce Tankersley
Hi Rob:

The issue we ran into related to an infected computer at home that 'shared' 
with the institutional server when they remotely accessed the databases.

Boyce Tankersley
Chicago Botanic Garden

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Morgan
Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 2:18 PM
To: mcn-l@mcn.edu
Subject: [MCN-L] Collections Database Remote Access Policies

Hello MCN Listserv,



Does your institution allow remote access to your collections database?
For example, can a Curator check your collections database from home via a 
Remote Desktop Connection/Terminal Server, or something similar?



If so, does your institution have a policy in place regarding remote access to 
your collections database?  If so, can you share it with me?



FYI, we allow remote access to our collections database.  However, there is 
concern about losing control over who can see sensitive information (e.g., 
values, locations, etc.) when the database is accessed outside the museum 
(e.g., a non-employee could see sensitive data in an employee’s home).  Of 
course, the argument is that staff should be trusted regardless of where 
they’re working.



Thanks,

Rob Morgan

Collections Database Administrator

The Baltimore Museum of Art


P.S.  Sorry for any cross-listing
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Re: [MCN-L] Controlled vocabulary for view description

2016-03-01 Thread Boyce Tankersley
We have a vocabulary focused on views of plants (flowers, fruits, habit, etc.) 
if that would be of interest.  It was created as part of a collaboration among 
herbaria and botanic gardens.

Many thanks,

Boyce Tankersley
Director of Living Plant Documentation
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL 60022
Email: btank...@chicagobotanic.org
Phone: 847-835-6841
Fax: 847-835-1635

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Nahoko
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Subject: Re: [MCN-L] Controlled vocabulary for view description

Hi Kate,

We use terms under "views (visual works)" in  AAT 
http://www.getty.edu/vow/AATHierarchy?find=view=AND==300015424.

Thanks,
Nahoko
Chicago History Museum

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Katherine
Sent: Monday, February 29, 2016 5:03 PM
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Subject: [MCN-L] Controlled vocabulary for view description

Hello,
Does anyone have a controlled vocabulary for a view description field? Or can 
anyone point me to a resource for such a vocabulary/taxonomy? We want to clean 
up our data and make it more consistent across the board. We currently have a 
short list (recto, verso, full view, detail), and then photographers can 
manually enter others that are more specific (full view front, full view side 
proper left, etc.) and have ended up with a hodgepodge of values.

Many thanks,
Kate Mayo

National Gallery of Art
Imaging and Visual Services
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[MCN-L] Metadata fields for people/place/event images

2015-04-08 Thread Boyce Tankersley
Hi All:

For a number of years we've been digitizing plant images from staff, 
departmental and institutional collections at the Chicago Botanic Garden.  
Working with a number of other institutions we created and implemented some 
standardized terms and abbreviations for the various parts of plants featured 
in these images.

Recently we expanded our efforts and began digitizing a fairly robust 
collection of images documenting the history of the Chicago Botanic Garden from 
a people, place and event standpoint.  Can any of you provide links to accepted 
metadata definitions and terms for these non-plant images?

Many thanks,

Boyce Tankersley
Director of Living Plant Documentation
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL 60022
Email: btank...@chicagobotanic.org
Phone: 847-835-6841
Fax: 847-835-1635
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[MCN-L] Survey on museum collections information (deadline August15, 2012)

2012-08-07 Thread Boyce Tankersley


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Subject: [MCN-L] Survey on museum collections information (deadline August15, 
2012)

Dear colleagues:  

 

As part of our research into the role of librarians/information scientists in 
museum cataloging, we would appreciate your help in developing an understanding 
of museum cataloging practices, including what is meant by cataloging and who 
is currently doing this work.

If you are a registrar, collections manager, cataloger, or other person with 
responsibility for documenting/cataloging collection objects in a museum 
setting, we  would be grateful if you complete the linked survey by Wednesday, 
August 15th.

  

Responses will be kept anonymous.  Quotations from responses may be used
in a forthcoming article in a professional journal.

 

Please forward/share the link with anyone whose responses would be relevant.

 

The survey is available here:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?fromEmail=trueformkey=dHd1YWNvd1F5dWNCcVI5N0pQMXg4Tnc6MQ


 

(Please excuse any duplication due to posting to multiple listservs).

 

Sincerely,

Gabriela Zoller  

Katie DeMarsh

 

 

Department of Research Resources

Albright-Knox Art Gallery

1285 Elmwood Avenue

Buffalo, New York 14222

716.270.8277 (ph)

gzoller at albrightknox.org

 


Albright-Knox Art Gallery
Celebrating 150 Years
1862 - 2012






[MCN-L] Visual sorting tools?

2012-08-01 Thread Boyce Tankersley
Have you taken a look at Adobe Lightroom?

Boyce Tankersley

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Perian Sully
Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2012 7:27 PM
To: Museum Computer Network Listserv
Subject: [MCN-L] Visual sorting tools?

Hi everyone -

I was wondering if anyone knew of any Adobe Bridge extension or other 
third-party software that would allow me to sort by color, and then move a 
selection to another directory. Basically, I have a directory of 8600 images, 
captured in RGB, but about 2/3rds of them are black and white photographs. I 
would like to identify and segregate the b/w photographs and convert them to 
grayscale. However, they're all mixed in with color photographs, making 
selecting them incredibly time-consuming.

I did find this rather neat little software package, ImageSorter, which does 
almost everything I want... save being able to select and move the black and 
white images. http://pixolution.does-it.net/index.php?id=18

It looks as though Adobe is working on it as a feature in a future release, but 
that doesn't help me now.

Any suggestions?

~Perian



[MCN-L] Records for displaying unrelated objects together

2010-06-15 Thread Boyce Tankersley
Hi Robyn:

We face similar challenges when a ornamental container is planted with
more than one species of plant, each with their own unique accession
numbers, and no characteristics in common except their inclusion in the
design by a landscape architect. 

All of our accessions have a location (garden name) and a sublocation
(an individual planting bed within a garden).

To handle this issue we created a number of temporary sublocations
identified as containers with a geograhic reference (front steps for
instance).

I am assuming your database also contains one or more fields for
describing the physical location of your collection. Could the approach
we use for plants work for you?

Boyce Tankersley
Director of Living Plant Documentation
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL 60022
tel: 847-835-6841
fax: 847-835-1635
email: btankers at chicagobotanic.org
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Sanford, Robyn
Sent: Tuesday, June 15, 2010 1:23 PM
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Subject: [MCN-L] Records for displaying unrelated objects together

I have a question for all of you data people out there.

 

We're going to have a costume show of our permanent collection where
mannequins will be dressed in complete outfits. This means that there
will be objects that each have their own individual record in our
database on a single mannequin. These objects may have had no previous
relationship to one another in the past (they do not share similar
accession numbers, etc, etc...). My dilemma is that we use the database
to create our labels and of course we want to retain the label text in
the database for perpetuity.

I am not sure how to do this short of creating a single parent record in
the database that links to them all, which I do not want to do. Aside
from the expected questions of what number am I supposed to give a
record like that, I also don't think it is a good policy to implement as
users would be inclined to update the label text on the record for the
labels and not the objects themselves. Or if they were so good to update
everything, well then they are just duplicating data across 2 or more
records which just seems unnecessary.

 

Has anyone had to deal with this before or have any ideas? We use Mimsy
by the way.

 

Robyn Sanford

Associate Registrar, Database Manager and Special Projects

 

LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART

5905 WILSHIRE BOULEVARD

LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA 90036

 

T 323 857 4769

F 323 857 6213

E rsanford at lacma.org mailto:rsanford at lacma.org 

 

 

 

 

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[MCN-L] [POSSIBLE SPAM SENDER] - cultural diplomacy - Email found in subject

2007-11-14 Thread Boyce Tankersley
Hi Len:

PlantCollections - A Community Solution started as an effect restricted
to the USA to link plant related information from botanic gardens
together on the WWW. Additional funding has permitted us to expand the
project to include China and India. Portals to access the information
will be created in Mandarin and Hindi to provide as broad an access to
the data as possible. Expansion activities have certainly provided
opportunities for building collaborations with other cultures based upon
a shared interest in plants and the natural world.

Boyce Tankersley
Director of Living Plant Documentation
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL 60022
tel: 847-835-6841
fax: 847-835-1635
email: btankers at chicagobotanic.org

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Leonard Steinbach
Sent: Tuesday, November 13, 2007 10:04 PM
To: Museum Computer Network Listserv
Subject: [POSSIBLE SPAM SENDER] - [MCN-L] cultural diplomacy - Email
found in subject

I have been long interested in how web or other technology based
collaborations are a form of cultural diplomacy, which for the
moment I will simply define as fostering better understandings among
peoples based on the sharing of art and culture.

For example, FRAME  www.framemuseums.org fosters the sharing of
information, exhibitions, and intellectual discourse through a
consortium of 12 French and 12 American regional museums.   I was most
impressed and inspired by the work of our colleagues and friends at
the National Palace Museum in Taiwan who through multi-lingual
presentation and broad distribution of information about their art are
really promoting and sharing their culture.
http://www.npm.gov.tw/en/home.htm  Our friends also talked about their
involvement n
culturemondo -- check out
http://www.culturelink.org/conf/culturemondo/index.html

Then there are non-museum projects such as the Digital Worlds
Institute http://www.digitalworlds.ufl.edu/ which is using internet2
and music and other culture to bridge communities around the world.

Anyway. i would appreciate and links or information about web or
otherwise technology-based culture-based multi-national initiatives to
bring the world's peoples together.

many thanks

Len Steinbach
lensteinbach at gmail.com
cell 917 821 6207
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[MCN-L] Google Wave Invites

1970-01-05 Thread Boyce Tankersley
Hi Kurt:

What is Google Wave?

Boyce Tankersley
Director of Living Plant Documentation
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL 60022
tel: 847-835-6841
fax: 847-835-1635
email: btankers at chicagobotanic.org
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MuseumPods
Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2010 11:04 AM
To: Museum Computer Network Listserv
Subject: [MCN-L] Google Wave Invites

Anyone interested in joining Google Wave?  I have a bunch of invites 
from Google so if you want to join send me a direct email I will send 
you an invite.

stuchell at museumpods.com

Kurt Stuchell


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