I received this email this morning - for those of you unable to attend MCN in Portland next week, this might be of interest.
The Museum Computer Network is pleased to announce that five MCN 2009
sessions will be webcast live, free of charge. MCN 2009 takes place week
after next in Portland, Oregon. While we urge everyone who is interested
to attend the conference in person as the only way to engage with its
full array of workshops, sessions, events, exhibitors, and networking
opportunities, we know that some are unable to do so because of
especially acute funding issues this year.
If you can't be with us at the conference, we hope these webcasts may
enable you still to benefit from some of its knowledge sharing. If you
find this useful, we encourage you to join MCN to help support these
efforts for the wider community.
The webcasts will be on Thursday and Friday, November 12 and 13. We'll
use Twitter to harvest online questions during Q&A in those sessions,
Museum Data Exchange
Tweets to Sweeten Collaborations for Archives, Libraries, and Museums
Libraries, Archives, and Museums: From Collaboration to Convergence
Ramping Up while Scaling Down: Strategic Innovation in Challenging Times
2009 Conference Roundup Roundtable
<http://www.mcn.edu/mcn2009online> has more information.
Short URL <http://bit.ly/mcn09oL> leads to the same page.
Please plan to join us online even if you can't join us onsite!
The Attic (a name which commemorates our first physical location) is, first and foremost, a site for the research students of the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester: a virtual community which aims to include all students, be they campus-based and full-time, or distance-learning and overseas. But we welcome contributions from students of museum studies - and allied subject areas - from outside the School and from around the world. Here you will find a lot of serious stuff, like exhibition and research seminar reviews, conference alerts and calls for papers, but there's also some 'fluff'; the things that inspire, distract and keep us going. After all, while we may be dead serious academic types, we're human too.