Utility of Digital Tools

Utility of Digital Tools

About This Issue: Technology and Public Gardens

Dan Stark, Former Executive Director, APGA

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The Digital Asset Management System and Beyond: Considerations When Selecting Technology to Manage Visual Resources

Venice Bayrd
Creating a digital image library of any size requires careful planning. Longwood Gardens shares their approach and lessons learned along the way.

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Digital Mapping: Beyond Living Collection Curation

Mary T. Burke and Brian J. Morgan
Learn more about digital mapping systems and how they can be used at every level of institutional operation.

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Cell Blogging

Jessica Blohm
The New York Botanical Garden's interpretive specialist for public education relates how a new networking tool takes advantage of a previously untapped resource: guests.

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Using Podcasts to Expand Your Audience

Heather Marie Wells
The podcast producer at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History shows how easy it is to start a podcast that will strengthen the impact of your programs, exhibits, and interpretive materials and expand your audience.

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How We Did It: Our First Year Producing a Blog

Carol Capobianco
The New York Botanical Garden took a team approach with their first blog, Plant Talk, now celebrating its one-year anniversary.

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The New Media Lexicon

Nick Leshi
From"blogs" to "WI-Fi," test your knowledge of some of the latest new media lingo.

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Harnessing the Power of Social Networking

Sabina Carr
Atlanta Botanical Garden harnessed the power of YouTube, Facebook, and blogging to improve exposure, increase visitation, and measure results.

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A Conversation about Two Small Gardens’ Adventures in Digital Marketing

Michelle Provaznik and Sarah King
Two pioneers in social media at their gardens show how small gardens can integrate social media and e-newsletters to build membership and attract visitors.

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Seeds of Success: Using Technology to Help Build a National Collection of Native Seed

Mary K. Byrne
Learn more about the extraordinary effort, now in its tenth year, to log native seed collections using special software linked to a national data management system.

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Online Learning: Engaging New and Existing Audiences in Garden Education

Douglas C. Needham, PhD, and Susan A. Caldwell
The flexibility and accessibility of online courses enhance the learning experience for instructors and students at Longwood Gardens. A framework for success is shared.

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NAPCC Collection Profile: The Cycad Collection of Montgomery Botanical Center

Michael Calonje, Chad Husby, and Patrick Griffith
The largest collection in the Western Hemisphere of cycads–our planet's oldest seed plants - continues to develop as a major world resource.

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Colors of Success: BG-BASE and Plant Records: A Twenty-Five-Year Retrospective

Michael J. O'Neal and Kerry S. Walter
BG-Base's US and UK directors take a look back at the evolution of their biological collections documentation software now used by 188 institutions worldwide.

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Growing Greener: Answers to Your Questions About Sustainability

Janet Marinelli
An exploration of the effectiveness of green roof systems.

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