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Do you recall your first online community experience? I do. I flitted in and out of forums in the late 90s discussing music and books, but it was not until I discovered a community of military kids that I realized one could find a sense of belonging on the Internet. I had found my people.

My father was in the military during the majority of my childhood. I do not have a hometown. We moved every couple of years from one military base or post to the next across Europe. It was not until I was a teenager that my father received his final assignment and subsequently retired (in Oklahoma), that I experienced life outside of a military community. Being in a normal town surrounded by people who did not share the same experiences was isolating. Everyone knew each other. …


Last week, we asked our ‘One by One’ Digital Commons online community what book(s) they are reading that inform or energize. Why? Because we are launching a book club! The online community started as a place for our research participants to chat with each other and researchers as we embarked upon a variety of action research interventions intended to boost confidence of museum professionals navigating digital transformation.

We opened up our online community in June to participants of the Digital Forum events hosted by ‘One by One’ research team. Together, with our formal ‘One by One’ research participants, we are now inviting museum professionals or those affiliated with museums and other cultural organizations to join us in the online community for our newly launched ‘One by One’ Book Club.


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Before one may design or transform an organization’s digital ecosystem, one must master the understanding of the organization’s terroir. …

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