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Adapt to survive and thrive: core skills and the online environment
Adapt to survive and thrive: core skills and the online environment
Adapt to survive and thrive: core skills and the online environment
Adapt to survive and thrive: core skills and the online environment
Adapt to survive and thrive: core skills and the online environment
Adapt to survive and thrive: core skills and the online environment
Adapt to survive and thrive: core skills and the online environment
Adapt to survive and thrive: core skills and the online environment
Adapt to survive and thrive: core skills and the online environment
Adapt to survive and thrive: core skills and the online environment
Adapt to survive and thrive: core skills and the online environment
Adapt to survive and thrive: core skills and the online environment
Adapt to survive and thrive: core skills and the online environment
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Adapt to survive and thrive: core skills and the online environment

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Presentation at ARA 2011. Edinburgh.

Presentation at ARA 2011. Edinburgh.

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  • METS = Metadata encoding and transmission standardRDF = Resource Description Framework
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    • 1. Adapt to Survive & Thrive
      Core skills and the online environment
    • 2. Core Skills
      Meeting needs
      Understanding the User
      Organisation of Information
      Channels of communication
      Best practice in archival appraisal & description
      Routes into Content:
      Subject/name/place
      Standards
      Environment
      Access to digital content
      Interpretation
      The Web
      Context
      Curation
      Global perspective
      Open data and APIs
      Aggregations
      Cross domain discovery
    • 3. CC: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kaptainkobold/178950924/
    • 4. The Web
      Core Skills
      Organisation of Information
      Best practice in archival appraisal & description
      • A huge success!
      • 5. Align with Web architecture
      • 6. Understanding identifiers
      • 7. Persistent HTTP URIs
      • 8. Cool URIs
      • 9. Write for the web: a global space
      • 10. Participation, interaction, dialogue: ‘democratisation’
      • 11. Your Website is not the only thing that matters
      • 12. The Semantic Web
      Standards
      Interpretation
    • 13. Open Data & APIs
      Organisation of Information
      Unlocking the potential of data: making it open
      Discuss issues over open data: licences, IPR
      Discuss issues around control
      Providing access for innovation: APIs = application programming interfaces
      Combine our skills with those of technical support
      Best practice in archival appraisal & description
      Standards
      Interpretation
      Core Skills
      Government Open Data site:
      http://www.data.gov.uk
      Open Bibliographic Data Guide: http://obd.jisc.ac.uk/
    • 14. CC: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ethomsen/4696943942/
    • 15. The Web = global reach
      Standards for archives: ISAD(G), ISAAR(CPF), EAD, EAC-CPF, NCA Rules….
      Standards for cross-domain: Dublin Core, METS, RDF and Linked Data
      Descriptions for a global audience
      Collaboration
      Global perspective
      Organisation of Information
      Best practice in archival appraisal & description
      Standards
      Interpretation
      Core Skills
    • 16. CC: http://www.flickr.com/photos/peternijenhuis/199686509/sizes/l/
    • 17.
      • Engaging with users
      • 18. Existing channels
      • 19. New channels = dialogue and interaction
      • 20. Web 2.0: Twitter, Facebook, Blogs, Flickr.
      • 21. Mobile technologies
      • 22. Augmented reality
      Channels of communication
      Organisation of Information
      Best practice in archival appraisal & description
      Standards
      Interpretation
      Core Skills
    • 23. CC: http://www.flickr.com/photos/wikitude/5706690186/
    • 24. Understanding the user
      Organisation of Information
      Best practice in archival appraisal & description
      Standards
      Interpretation
      Core Skills
    • 31. Value: cross-searching, inter-disciplinary, high profile
      Standards-based descriptions – ease of data integration
      Ideally one description with remote searching. Difficult to achieve.
      Aggregations
      Organisation of Information
      Best practice in archival appraisal & description
      Standards
      Interpretation
      Core Skills
    • 32. Old skills in a new world
      How much has it changed? A different scale; the same goals
      Skills are still very relevant – need different mindset
      We should be excited by the information age – we are information professionals!
      Be outward looking, embrace change, take risks

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