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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.” 

Join us this weekend in The Crown Family PlayLab

  Calling all artists! Join us in the Crown Family PlayLab as we participate in The Big Draw Chicago, a citywide program that invites people of all ages to draw, think and share. Begin the day at the East Entrance just outside of the PlayLab and create your own sketchbook. Take it along with you as you meet and work with local artists throughout the Museum on a drawing scavenger hunt.   This event is included with basic admission and is FREE for MEMBERS!!! We hope to see you this weekend!  

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