Author Archives: mheintz

Fitting the Pieces Together: Progress On Linked Data For Libraries

By Trevor Owens Senior Library Program Officer, IMLS Following on the Linked Open Data for Libraries, Archives and Museums summit in 2011, interest in this topic has continued to grow among the digital cultural heritage professionals. For those unfamiliar, term … Continue reading

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IMLS and Open Government Initiatives

By Maura Marx Acting Director, IMLS Transparency, participation, and collaboration form the cornerstone of an open government. We consider these principles critical to the mission of the Institute of Museum and Library Services. And we have built a strong foundation … Continue reading

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Maker Movement Takes Over Pittsburgh

By Peter Wardrip, Learning Scientist and Lisa Brahms, Director of Learning and Research Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh On January 27th and 28th, the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh and IMLS co-hosted a convening of library and museum professionals from across the … Continue reading

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StoryCorps Interview: Chicago Public Library

Each year, select museums and libraries with outstanding records of community service receive the Institute of Museum and Library Services’ National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest honor for museums and libraries. IMLS signed a cooperative agreement … Continue reading

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