Databases

It Isn't So Hard to Connect Social Media Data with Your CRM System

It Isn't So Hard to Connect Social Media Data with Your CRM System

CRM integration is the process of using various technologies to “connect” multiple systems so they can pass data back and forth. Among all the possible systems to be integrated, social media could be one of the most informative ones.

Blockchain Explained: Understanding the Technology and its Applications for the Arts, Part 1 of 3

Blockchain Explained: Understanding the Technology and its Applications for the Arts, Part 1 of 3

In this three part series we will detail how blockchain works, its applications for the arts, and the risks arts managers should consider before deploying a blockchain based system. 

Uninterrupted Research: Advancing the Digitization of Archives

Uninterrupted Research: Advancing the Digitization of Archives

Art historical research became more scientific with the accessibility of photography, documenting specific features of work and facilitating visual archiving along with the written word. Storing these elements together provides researches with a more complete vision of the narrative overtime.

Digital Humanities: Library of Congress Labs Opens Collections for Productivity and Play

Digital Humanities: Library of Congress Labs Opens Collections for Productivity and Play

Archives generally are expected to be places of preservation and documentation, as opposed to innovative research. However, the Library of Congress, America’s oldest archive, just recently unveiled a virtual laboratory space to promote experimental research and creative uses for their aged collections.

Creative Crowdsourcing: How the Smithsonian Turned Data Entry into Engagement

Creative Crowdsourcing: How the Smithsonian Turned Data Entry into Engagement

Museum collections, specifically archives, in arts and research institutions are frequently viewed negatively partially because their upkeep is expensive and complicated, taking over precious work-hours for an already overworked staff. The Smithsonian Institution's ongoing operation of a Digital Transcription Center demonstrates that this upkeep can be accomplished in a cost-saving and engaging way.

Highlights of 2017 and a mini-preview of what is to come

Highlights of 2017 and a mini-preview of what is to come

2017 took AMT Lab researchers into the worlds of robots, smart cities, augmented reality, bias reducing technologies, digital advocacy, and so much more.  The following offers a highlight and a small preview of what's to come in the 2018.

Jami Rutherford - How technology plays a key role in Arts Management

Jami Rutherford - How technology plays a key role in Arts Management

Jami Rutherford is a project manager with Cloud for Good, a Salesforce Consulting Partner and Certified B Corporation that helps nonprofits advance their mission via the Salesforce platform. Jami recently sat down with AMT Lab contributor Katie Grennan to discuss how she has seen technology impact the arts industry and what she feels the future holds for the increasing intersection points between the two.

#TBT: Database Systems in the Arts

#TBT: Database Systems in the Arts

Customer Relationship Management systems (CRM) are a vital element at the heart of many arts organizations. Databases can provide invaluable information to marketers, fundraisers, and box office staff alike. This week’s throwback takes a look at some of AMT Lab’s more popular interviews and features concerning CRM systems.