Technology Museum Review:
As the title of the Technology Museum Review implies, the publication provides a wide-ranging look on technology as part of the museum's mission in technology education. The Review is intended as both a journalistic and academic publication, and the contents have been expanded from a short bulletin into a 130-page A4 book. It is published bi-monthly in January, March, May, July, September and November.
A total of 35 bi-monthly issues were published between the January 1997 founding issue and 2002 November Volume 6, Issue 6. Volume 1, Issues 5/6 were released as a combined issue to commemorate the opening of the Museum on November 9, 1997. Two special editions were published in 1998 to help promote the Museum. Volume 2 Issue 2 (March) introduced the Museum's 18 exhibition themes and organization. Volume 2 Issue 6 (November) was the anniversary edition and featured all of the exhibition galleries.
The Technology Museum Review changed from a bi-monthly publication to a quarterly journal in Volume 7 Issue 1 (2003 March). The cover style was also re-designed and the themes expanded to include “Science and Social Research”. The Review now focuses on academic papers and book reviews.
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The bulletin is used by the Museum to communicate with the general public and promote the Museum exhibits and activities. A bi-monthly trial issue was released in February 2000 as a 3-fold pamphlet named Info Stall. The content included special exhibitions, events, NSTM concerts, science exhibition, technology education activities and the Audio-Visual Library group screen timetable. As the number of temporary exhibitions and education activities, the bulletin was expanded to 5 pages in February, 2002, and each issue was posted on the Museum website for public reference.
In May 2002, the Info Stall, e-Bulletin and Volunteer Bulletin were combined into a publication focused on reporting Museum to celebrate the 5th anniversary. The name was also changed to “Technology and Industry Museum Bulletin”. It was changed to a 14-page pamphlet though still published once every two months. The contents included From the Director-General, special exhibitions, technology education activities, volunteer news and new movies. The target audience is the general public and institutions.
Due to a change in the Museum's abbreviation, the publication was changed to the “NSTM Bulletin” and a column format in May, 2003. Each issue now contains introduction by the Director-General, focal events, event previews, live reports and in-depth reports.
The first annual report of the Museum was published in 2003 (2002 Annual Report). The annual report is important to the continuity of the Museum's activities. There is no future without the past, and the present will become the past in the future. We must record the present to ensure that people in the future can now the truth of what is happening today. The Museum is now using its limited internal resources to transform its existing buildings and social resources into a general technology museum that will help the people of Taiwan to learn about the history of Taiwanese industries, new developments in science and technology, inspire interest in learning and supplement regular education.
The publication of the annual report not only enables the establishment of a systematic mechanism for individual, division and quarterly reports but also a basis for recording and reviewing the Museum's activities. It is dispensable in helping other local and overseas institutions learn about our Museum as well.
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