First Day of Class


  • Meeting next week at 10:30am at the New Jersey State Museum
  • Need cell numbers from each of you for travel forms
  • How many of you drive?


Let’s go around the room and introduce ourselves; name, year, what do you hope to get from this course?

What is this class?


Let’s review the syllabus

Next Week

Map to NJSM

  • 8:30 am – meet at AIMM 222
  • 8:30 am to 10:00 am – Mark Thompson teaches 1st part of class in AIMM 222
  • 10:00 am – Drive over to NJSM
  • 10:30 am to 11:00 am – Beth Cooper introduces NJSM covering mission, history, audience and how exhibitions are realized
  • 11:00 am to 12:00 pm – Jim Moss presents collections management basics with possible tour of compact storage
  • 12:00pm – drive back to TCNJ


Open Content & Big Data

  • Create a Google Drive presentation and name is “Design Notebook”
  • Read  The “Open” Economy: filling the data pipeline in TreadsWatch 2015 pp. 9-17
  • Read  Data is the New Oil in TreadsWatch 2014 pp. 24-31
  • Read Open Content in the 2012 Horizon Report Museum Edition pp. 23-26
  • Create a slide and name it “Open Content & Big Data”
  • From the museum exhibition examples described in the reading, which ones do you find most interesting? Write a paragraph or two describing the exhibits and why they appeal to you.

NJSM Archaeology & Ethnography Collections

Submitting Your Work

This week’s homework assignment is due next week before class. When you’ve completed it, post a comment on this page (First Day of Class), including a link to your Design Notebook, and submit that link to canvas.