Aug
27

“Best of Both Worlds: Museums, Libraries and Archives in a Digital Age”

“Best of Both Worlds: Museums, Libraries and Archives in a Digital Age”

How can museums and libraries remain relevant in a world where Twitter condenses conversation to a hashtag and the digerati expect to curate their own sources of information? Smithsonian Secretary Wayne Clough offers some ideas in a new book. Continue reading “Best of Both Worlds: Museums, Libraries and Archives in a Digital Age”

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Aug
26

How do you get a Giant Panda to go to the doctor?

You just ask her! Giant panda Mei Xiang has voluntarily cooperated during ultrasound procedures because of special training from animal keepers. However, she changed her mind early in August, so veterinary staff were unable to detect her fetus until she gave birth to a cub on August 23. Watch more pandamonium on the National Zoo’s… Continue reading How do you get a Giant Panda to go to the doctor?

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Aug
15

On the move at Exhibits Central, the Office of Visitor Services and the Inspector General’s Office

On the move at Exhibits Central, the Office of Visitor Services and the Inspector General’s Office

August 15, 2013 Coming? Going? Let your colleagues know! Submit items to torch@si.edu and put “On the Move” in the subject line. Be sure to include contact information and a picture as an attachment. We love pictures! Office of the Inspector General President Barak Obama has nominated Scott S. Dahl for the position of Inspector… Continue reading On the move at Exhibits Central, the Office of Visitor Services and the Inspector General’s Office

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