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

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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