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Smallwood, Carol, Ed. – ALA Editions, 2011
Fewer employees, shorter hours, diminished collection budgets, reduced programs and services--all at a time of record library usage. In this book, library expert Carol Smallwood demonstrates that despite the obvious downsides, the necessity of doing business differently can be positive, leading to partnering, sharing, and innovating. This…
Descriptors: Library Services, Employment Interviews, Job Search Methods, Career Information Systems
Yellis, Ken, Ed. – Journal of Museum Education: Roundtable Reports, 1985
This issue focuses on the interpretation of built environments, from Washington Irving's 19th century home in Tarrytown, New York, to structures in contemporary Chicago. Barbara Carson, Margaret Piatt, and Renee Friedman discuss the interpretation of interior and exterior spaces and explain how to teach history with objects instead of teaching the…
Descriptors: Architectural Education, Architecture, Built Environment, Educational Facilities
Davenport, Nancy; Russell, Judith – US National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, 2008
In the FY2007 and FY2008 Budgets, the President recommended that the National Commission on Libraries and Information Sciences (NCLIS) be consolidated with the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). In FY2007, while waiting for Congressional action on the proposal in the President's FY2008 Budget, the Commission recognized the need to…
Descriptors: Information Needs, Research and Development, Quality of Life, Access to Information
Urban, Richard J. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The Dublin Core "1:1 Principle" asserts that "related but conceptually different entities, for example a painting and a digital image of the painting, are described by separate metadata records" (Woodley et al., 2005). While this seems to be a simple requirement, studies of metadata quality have found that cultural heritage…
Descriptors: Metadata, Cultural Background, Semantics, Knowledge Representation
Green, Morton – J Geol Educ, 1970
Descriptors: Earth Science, Educational Facilities, Educational Resources, Information Centers
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Marin-Viadel, Ricardo; Arias-Camison, Alicia; Varea, Ana – International Journal of Art & Design Education, 2019
Social a/r/tography combines three dimensions of a/r/tography (artistic creation, education and research) incorporating a fourth collaborative, participatory community-based approach. This ongoing project began in two primary and secondary schools located in the slums of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, as cooperative action for curricular development in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Art, Participatory Research, Elementary School Students
Molinaro, Julia A. – 1989
Efforts to renew cultural literacy and reform arts education sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Getty Center for Education in the Arts suggest fundamental changes relating to the scope of art curricula. The single greatest drawback of existing art curricula and the guides that teachers use is the emphasis on skill development…
Descriptors: Aesthetic Education, Annotated Bibliographies, Art Activities, Art Education
Batt, Chris – Computers in Libraries, 1993
A new library and cultural center in Croyden (England) is described. Function-based areas include library, administration, technical services, museum and galleries, museum offices and store, cinema, tourist information center, and local government offices. Information technology systems include the library management system, office automation, and…
Descriptors: Computer Networks, Cultural Centers, Foreign Countries, Information Technology
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Lydecker, John Kent – Educational Perspectives, 1987
Describes the programs and philosophy of the Art Institute of Chicago. Stresses its educational functions and the provisions of access to the museum collection as its primary mission. (CW)
Descriptors: Art Education, Arts Centers, Community Education, Community Resources
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Scarlatos, Lori L. – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2006
Educators recognize that group work and physical involvement with learning materials can greatly enhance the understanding and retention of difficult concepts. As a result, math manipulatives--such as pattern blocks and number lines--have increasingly been making their way into classrooms and children's museums. Yet without the constant guidance…
Descriptors: Museums, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving
Institute of Museum and Library Services, 2007
This report marks the first release of library statistics data from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. It contains data on state library agencies in the 50 states and the District of Columbia for state fiscal year (FY) 2006. The data were collected through the State Library Agencies (StLA) Survey, the product of a cooperative effort…
Descriptors: Government Libraries, Libraries, Statistics, Library Services
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Andrus, Lucy – Art Education, 2001
Focuses on the importance of preparing teachers to be culturally competent art educators, addresses the qualities of a culturally competent teacher, delineates Mazrui's seven functions of culture, and explores how to comprehend multicultural practice. Discusses how teachers can acquire cultural knowledge through literature, films and videos, and…
Descriptors: Art Education, Art Teachers, Cultural Awareness, Educational Practices
National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC. – 1974
The results and analysis of an earlier museum survey, presented in "Museum U.S.A.: Highlights" (ED 093 777), are given in this document. The purpose is to present a comprehensive picture of museums in the United States--their numbers and locations, types and functions, facilities and finances, personnel and trustees, and activities and attendance.…
Descriptors: Arts Centers, Cultural Activities, Cultural Centers, Cultural Education
Miller, Harry G. – 1983
Both museums and public libraries are available sources of education for adults. Besides their traditional functions of collecting and preserving items from human artistic or scientific history, museums have taken on a more active role in educating the public, particularly adults. Some educational services provided by museums are dioramas, period…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Programs, Community Education
Stewart, Richard Addison – 1978
The histories of two national libraries, the British Museum Library and the Library of Congress, are examined with respect to the development of each of three functions: (1) the acquisition and maintenance of a comprehensive collection of the country's publications, usually by copyright deposit; (2) the maintenance of basic research collections in…
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Cataloging, Copyrights, Depository Libraries
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