It’s been a while since I’ve had a non-tumultuous week. This week’s tumult was, at least, the most positive of any in recent memory. Specifically, the book pitch that I made a couple of months ago, which has been lying in a state of dormancy that I thought was near death, has been refined into something with a lot more life. For the next phase of it, I’ll be researching citizen science projects. So if you’re involved in any and are interested in talking to me, leave a comment. I’m especially though not exclusively looking for projects that have partnered with libraries in some way.
Anyhow, on to the link dump:
Via the Chicago Sun-Times, an article about a volunteer at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum (Yep, that’s where I volunteer, and no, it’s not me) who is starting a butterfly farm/nature education site.
Another local one: From Explore Chicago, a behind-the-scenes look at how the Field Museum virtually “unwrapped” Peruvian mummies for a new exhibit.
From Museum 2.0, a Pinterest application that I hadn’t considered: Using it as a collaboration tool, with the side-effect of giving the public a view of the process. It seems a sound idea to me: Pinterest is a decent platform for the idea-sharing functions of collaboration, and transparency is generally a positive.