Nik, the wifi doesn't add to this problem, right? I don't need your wifi
to surf inappropriate sites in your public space.
On 12/11/2013 01:36 PM, Nik Honeysett wrote:
Ours was rooted in legal, indemnifying the institution, we had a situation to
do with surfing inappropriate sites in a public
Hi everyone. I've been working with Liz Neely, Vicki Portway, and Eric
Longo on a change to MCN-L that would result in
* a more searchable (i.e., comprehensively-indexed) archive of messages
* an easy way to generate RSS feeds of new messages.
The proposal is that we'd add MCN-L, and any
I'm thread hijacking but for a good cause!
This may be a good time to note that our new MCN-L searchable archive
seems to be running. I haven't really tested it yet. But anyway, wifi
and public wifi policies come up now and again on MCN-L, and now we have
a reliable way to look up what others
I really wonder about user studies of searchable online collections. I'm
going to go out on a limb and predict that either no convincing studies
have been done, or that most people don't really use them.
I spend a lot of time thinking about this, but I feel like I have yet to
see a really
Hey, I know a little about Voyager. We started working on it almost a year
ago. Ours is running Oracle on the back-end, so it can do anything Oracle
can do, which is everything. But that's for our library collection and
processes. For the rest of the collections, that is, the art, we use
I don't know if this case has come up on MCN before. Basically, a
Russian software company wrote software, intended for sale, that cracks
the protection on Adobe's eBook format for digital books.
Apparently the technology for doing so is trivial. They were
prosecuted under the DMCA, but found not
For a more fun/less academic approach you could use something like the
questions that Komar and Melamid used in their Most Wanted
Painting project, where they created desirable paintings based on
responses to survey questions like
What's your favorite color?
What's your second favorite color?
media is a valid option
at times, but maybe there is a better way to handle your server space
than the way it's being done now.
Manager of Information Systems
Brooklyn Museum of Art
Kodak doesn't make the Ultima Gold anymore. (That should give
There are a lot of web services out there that provide off-site
file-transfer and sharing. One that we've used a lot, both as "vendor"
and "customer," is http://filesdirect.com; http://xdrive.com is more or
less equivalent, though it works differently. I don't know about the
it is to
a) install Mozilla (1.7 or newer)
b) click on the links on the above page to install the two extensions
So try it out and let me know what you think!
Manager of Information Systems
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On 11/04/2004 05:55 PM, Randy Heise wrote:
We've been playing with the same idea but have hesitated due to a perceived
problem with the cost of ownership of the handhelds.
It's not just a perception, but a reality :-). We bought off-the-shelf
Dell hardware with the full replacement
The MozillaKiosk that I announced last month has been renamed OpenKiosk
and is now an official Mozilla Extension! So this is a good time to do a
little bit more of a write-up for the people who a) had trouble getting
it working, or b) had more general questions, or c) didn't even try it :-(.
On 12/29/2004 10:11 AM, mvol...@fruitlands.org wrote:
Thanks Matt. Its nice to see OpenKiosk on mozdev.org.
For comparasin, here is a link to a kiosk chrome I developed for our kiosks. We've used this on both linux and wondows platforms.
Maybe he knows how lazy we can all be.
On 01/27/2005 05:49 PM, su...@wisegirl.net wrote:
Is this because there were not many entries?
Subject: RE: 2005 MUSE awards deadline extended
Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2005 13:47:28
On 03/18/2005 08:42 AM, Gail Durbin wrote:
Can anyone suggest any good museum websites in North America where there
are examples of visitors' art work or other creative activity? I am
also interested in innovative message boards and chat rooms run by
Head of VA Online
On 04/19/2005 09:45 AM, Goral, Becky wrote:
I was wondering if anyone is using any type of software program to
track/log exhibition tasks and schedules. For example, we are looking
for something that includes which person is responsible for painting
pedestals as well as a start and finish
On 05/28/2005 04:23 PM, amalyah keshet wrote:
...The exchange sounded a lot more like MTV than Modern Art 101, but
...it had a few things to recommend it. It was free. It didn't involve
the museum's audio device, which resembles a cellphone crossed with a
nightstick. And best of all, it was
On 06/08/2005 10:47 AM, Weinstein, William wrote:
We are looking into renovations of our information desk and want to explore
the possibility of using electronic signs for visitor information, tours,
lectures, etc. We have grand plans that include creating a sign that will
On 06/09/2005 01:29 PM, Peter Rooney wrote:
Could I make a suggestion? I'm on the MCN-L mail list, and some of the
traffic is useful to me (but Electronic signs is not,). I'd
appreciate if people would attach the prefix MCN-L to their posts,
as I've done above, so that one can see at a
Bill, we have done this. I recommend:
1) run the public side on completely separate segment of your firewall.
We also use the same segment for some in-gallery kiosks and other public
stations (learning center, library catalog, etc.--some of these are
wired, some wireless), and for staff access to
On 07/03/2005 10:55 AM, Real, Will wrote:
We are about to implement a new strategy for archiving our digital image
masters. One copy of each file will be maintained on a live RAID server and
another on an off-line hard drive stored off-site. The access to the on-line
Thanks, Janice. I really enjoyed that meeting. Your questions make
excellent subject headings, so I just filled in some responses below!
I would like to hear more
on the storage issues discussion;
big issues for everyone as the growing demands of digital images
This looks like a great place to plug social tagging, (an approach to
folksonomy, i.e., using popular terminology for subject
categorization) like what STEVE (http://steve.museum) promises.
Folksonomies are a way to address the reality that Museum and Library
professionals often use subject
Tim Au Yeung wrote:
Couple of thoughts here:
I read through the UPDIG recommendations and found it really interesting
and helpful. I thought their recommendation for RAW format was
relatively unconvincing, though. Almost like they were saying "we want
to recommend RAW format,
than ZIP has been in the past. So it just seems like this is a minor
issue compared to the complexity problem.
Graduate School of Library and Information Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
From: Matt Morgan
Matt Morgan wrote:
Richard Urban wrote:
Generally compression isn't recommended for a few reasons. While Zip and
LZW are fairly reliable compression algorithms, they add another layer of
complexity to the file.
Understood--thanks to you and to Tim Au Yeung
Perian Sully wrote:
We're ramping up to purchase a
server and several workstations for our new Collections database and we
have pro and con arguments for either Linux or Windows servers.
Currently, we're leaning heavily
toward purchasing KE EMu for our database
There's probably no perfect way to store images on a filesystem, so
maybe it should just come down to personal preference. Unless you need
specific security settings--for example, so some people can see/edit
some files but not others. In that case, you might want to build the
Amalyah Keshet wrote:
What application are you using to generate
derivatives "on the fly"? Can you tell us more about this?
One approach is to script ImageMagick (http://www.imagemagick.org/), a
free image conversion/resizing/manipulation tool.
Amazing! Congrats to all.
On 05/11/2015 02:43 AM, Amalyah Keshet wrote:
Today is the 50th birthday of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem.
Thought I’d take this opportunity to share congratulations with colleagues from
LACMA I’ve met
through MCN over the years: it’s their
For many years MCN-L's online archive was only spottily indexed by
search engines and so wasn't super-usable. Starting last fall I began to
fix that, and Rob Lancefield joined me a few months ago to make the new,
fully-searchable archive as complete as it can be (Rob had obsessively
This has been a popular conversation on the list for many years, so have
a look at the archives for a lot of stuff to dig up:
I don't know if this is stuff you already do/know about, but I would say
the basics at least used to be
This is genius.
On 10/16/2015 09:42 AM, Andrew Lewis wrote:
Dear MCN peeps,
Ahead of my session at this year's MCN conference "Designing Evidence: Planning the Data
You Track to Capture Specific Behaviour", here's the latest Digital Media post from the
V blog, which outlines one of the ways
You could do this with a shell script. One way: write a `find -exec ...`
that runs through all the files, outputting the md5sums in some usable
way. Sort the list and look for multiples (double-checking with diff on
matches, if you're worried), and replace duplicates with symlinks
This question gave me deja vu! Here's what I said 11 years ago in reply
to a related question:
I don't know if perl would be the right language, or is mdb is the right
way to keep the results, but this job is so easy to do with simple
ter how simple, people have no
>interest. I typically use scripting as well for running checksums but
>this isn’t an option for others. I know there are several
>checksum/hashsum apps out there and I was hoping to get some advice on
>which folks are using and find useful.
How does the shelf-life work? What is the advantage?
On 04/16/2016 07:50 AM, Frank Sträter wrote:
At the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (national audiovisual archive) we
recently started experimenting with Atavist. As our main website lacked certain
I don't know if redundancy in spam filtering is typical, since getting
too much spam doesn't prevent people from continuing to work (so
temporary failures are OK). There's often sort of an informal
redundancy, since many mail clients have filtering themselves (though
they take training, so if
Perian, for examples you might look at software like anti-virus,
unzipping & PDF-making utilities, etc., which often have "free for
personal use" licensing models.
My experience has been that policing is unnecessary; anybody who might
pay is inclined to pay, because it's easiest. Imagine
Here's something built in almost exactly the way Sina describes:
Though I have to say, using an eCommerce platform for this is pretty
clever, and it might have "you may also like" features that work out of
the box, etc. On the other hand it may have
For this question, are you talking about on the visitor's own devices?
Others may have data on this, where I just have opinions/experience, but
a) getting most people to use anything takes effort
b) getting anyone to install and use an app takes a LOT of effort.
If you're talking about the
It's a problem, yes!
Whoever makes your printed posters can probably tell you how frequently
your exh. images need permission/input before cropping. In my
experience, on top of the literal rights issues, you also have the
personality issues. E.g., when an important person (artist, curator,
Like SFMOMA, I've used Brightcove before, but I think the reasons to do
so are getting really skinny ... it's super expensive and only does a
bit more than a $20/month Vimeo Pro account (as far as I know).
Keir, do you think if you made the decision today, you would go with
Scott, I've used usertesting.com a bunch of times, although not for a
year or so. As long as you're doing a good test it works well, so it's
often still good to have an expert on your side, i.e. I found them more
useful for the logistics than for the strategy or design.
se, protecting visitor privacy is potentially an
opportunity to distinguish your org, so this isn't the only reason to do it.
On Wed, Feb 7, 2018, at 2:40 PM, Sayre, Scott A wrote:
> I unfortunately think that is the case.
We had the Google Translate widget on the Met's site, in just the visit
section, for a while during my time there, and then we added it to a
part of NYPL's site but I never managed to get it added to the whole
site and actually lost my job there because I wouldn't shut up about it.
The staff ratios topic has come up before, for sure. The list has a
searchable archives (link in the footer); I tried and it was a little
hard to narrow it down to that topic (it's hard to avoid job postings)
but search phrases like "staff survey" and "digital budget" get me some
Paul Klee's works are in the public domain owing to the death+70 rule. See this
earlier post to MCN-L celebrating that glorious release:
On Wed, May 29, 2019, at 10:00 AM
Oh, you're asking about international. Sorry about that.
On Wed, May 29, 2019, at 10:15 AM, Matt Morgan wrote:
> Paul Klee's works are in the public domain owing to the death+70 rule.
> See this earlier post to MCN-L celebrating that gl
're really saying
is "we want to control what software you use to make our jobs minimally
easier." What they could be saying is "IT is about empowering the staff
with tech, even when it's hard."
Curtis Institute of Music
On 8/16/19 4:17 PM, Shyam Oberoi
What is the value of doing this on the server side? I.e. what kiosky
thing would WP actually be doing here?
It's been a long time but many of us have done kiosks on the client side
with browser plugins--wrapping whatever web content from whatever CMS in
a controlled interface. Maybe it's that
for embeds and
sharing, plus the pro accounts give you control over all the little things
(junk promoted at the end etc).
On Tue, Oct 15, 2019, at 8:25 AM, Bryan Kennedy wrote:
> Don't mean to take this thread in a new direction, but cielo24 is a
This is a tough one for a couple reasons:
1) Most browsers right now aren't very willing to play that old Flash
app, for security reasons. I can't see it. I think this is probably
happening to a lot of us.
2) You can spend more or less any amount of money on an online
If you're saying that you're setting up a system where images you don't want to
be public are on a public server, you can be sure they will get out sooner or
later. Probably more or less immediately, especially if you're not black belts
in robots.txt fu. What is this system?
If you haven't tried it, there are several in the MCN-L archives:
unfortunately, many postings are links to pages that probably don't
exist, but at least a few job descriptions were sent into the list.
On Fri, May 7, 2021, at 9:08 AM, Eric Longo wrote:
> Dear MCN-L subscribers
> *On June 1, 2021, the MCN-L listserv will be retired and replaced with
> What does this mean?
> After June 1, 2021:
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