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What do researchers want?

Nina Cummings, who ably heads our photo archives in the museum shared with me an interesting blog post she saw recently.  It was from The Library of Congress and was written by Bill LeFurgy, their digital initiatives manager of the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program.  The title of the blog post was “What do researchers want from institutions that preserve digital content?”  Here at the museum we are working through our digital initiatives so the post resonated on several fronts.  The opening statement included this: “User expectations influence so much of what stewardship organizations do. We collect and preserve all content primarily to support use.” 

New ASTC: Travel Passport Program List

Members -  As part of your benefits as a Field Museum member, you receive free basic admission to 200+ science and technology Museum worlwide! The new list that is valid beginning today, November 1, 2012 through April 30, 2013 is now available for you. This ASTC list is a tool for you as our member to know which institutions you can take your membership card to and recevie free or discounted admission. Please note: There are restricitons that apply to Museums that are within 90 miles of The Field Museum and also residency restrictions.

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