Save the Date: Collaborative Calendar for Balboa Park

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  • 1. SAVE THE DATE:PRODUCING CALENDAR CONTENT FORMULTIPLE PLATFORMS Maren Dougherty, Senior Editor Balboa Park Online Collaborative @MarenReport
  • 2. Art Alive at The San Diego Museum of Art (April 12-15) Music at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion (every Sunday at 2pm) Lawn Programs at the International Cottages (every Sunday at 2pm)A Room with a View at TheOld Globe (Tues & Wed at7:00 pm; Thu., Fri., Sat. at8pm; Sundays at 2 & 8pm) Puppet shows (Wed.,Thurs., Fri.10am & Craft Revolution show at Mingei 11:30am; Sat. & Sun. 11am, 1pm & 2:30pm) (everyday except Mon.)
  • 3. 10-14 million visitors per year
  • 4. CALENDAR SOLUTIONGoalMake it easy for people to find out about Balboa Parkevents anytime, anywhereWhat we neededA calendar that could:Manage Repeat EventsPush content between sites > From institution sites to Balboapark.org > From Balboapark.org to other sites
  • 5. DRUPAL CMS• Content Management System• Open Source• Used for Balboapark.org and 20+ other websites in Balboa Park• Used for Balboa Park outdoor kiosks• Used for TAP, ArtBabbleShared ToolsTech Support
  • 6. COLLABORATIVE CALENDAR MODULE• Developed by Palantir• Requirements: • Complex repeating patterns • Ability to transfer events from members/satellites to central calendar • Ability for an admin to edit events transferred to central calendar • Ability for central data to be pulled into satellite sites • Ability to create feeds from central calendar to other potential partners and platforms
  • 7. CALENDAR INSTALLATIONStep-by-step instructions:Available in a 2011 Museums andthe Web paper titled “Installingthe Collaborative Calendar”(Bostick and Garfield, 2011).Not perfect. But we’re working on it.
  • 8. DEMONSTRATION
  • 9. MOBILE APPS: Branded iPhone appBEGIN:VEVENTUID:70043-238@BalboaPark.orgSUMMARY:Sharks 3DDTSTAMP:20120130T194521ZDTSTART:20120130T190000ZDTEND:20120130T194000ZCATEGORIES:FilmCOMMENT:11:00 am - 11:40 amCONTACT:(619) 232-3821DESCRIPTION:Sharks 3D/¬†offers audiences an n astonishing up-close encounter with the lions and tigers of the opean. nVisitors will come face-to-face with a multitude of sharkspecies, including n the Great White, Hammerhead, and theWhale Shark. The film depicts sharks as n they really are;not malicious man-eating creatures, but wild, fascinating nand endangered animals that have been in existence millions ofyears before n dinosaurs roamed the Earth.LOCATION:San Diego Natural History MuseumATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:http://www.balboapark.org/sites/default/files/sharks_poster_0_1.jpgURL;VALUE=URI:http://www.balboapark.org/calendar/event/2012-01-30/sharks-3dLAST-MODIFIED:20120120GMT1400-28800END:VEVENT<item> <title>The San Diego Museum of Art</title><description>&lt;p&gt;As the region&#039;s oldest and largestart museum, the San Diego Museum of Art&#039;s renowned holdingsinclude a fine selection of European old masters, 19th and 20thcentury American art, an encyclopedic Asian collection, andgrowing collections of contemporary and Latin American art. Inaddition, the museum presents major art exhibitions from aroundthe world, as well as an extensive schedule of supportingcultural and educational programs.&lt;/p&gt;</description><link>http://www.balboapark.org/in-the-park/san-diego-museum- - iCal events feedart</link> <author>http://www.balboapark.org/sites/default/files/sdmavisitors_in_rotunda_2.jpg</author> <dc:creator>http:// - Org feed RSSwww.balboapark.org/sites/default/files/sdmavisitors_in_rotunda_2.jpg</dc:creator> <category>Museums,December Nights, Just for Kids, Educational</category> - GPS<guid>248</guid> <pubDate>Jan 23, 12</pubDate><georss:point>32.731983 -117.150459</georss:point> </item>
  • 10. Not good enough.
  • 11. MOBILE APPS: Meridian AppSame iCal events feedSlightly different org feed RSSDifferent navigation
  • 12. MOBILE APPS: December Nights Guide on Meridian300,000 visitors over two days
  • 13. MOBILE APPS: DecemberNights Guide on Meridian
  • 14. OUTDOOR KIOSKS (old)
  • 15. OUTDOOR KIOSKS (new) - Event feed - Org feed - OpenX
  • 16. OUR EVENTS GET AROUND Balboa Park iPhone app www.mopa.org (40k+ downloads) www.sdmart.org Balboa Park guide on Meridian (80k+ downloads; 20k+ www.balboapark.org pageviews/month) www.rhfleet.org (150,000+ visitors/month) Outdoor Kiosks (~4k pageviews/month on each ofwww.sandiegohistory.org 4 kiosks. One under construction) San Diego local media + others (earned media) ...
  • 17. National Initiatives (e.g., Project Audience) Local event calendars Local/regional tourism bureaus
  • 18. CHALLENGES- Multiple feeds, contributors,developers (Domino effect)- Unreliable hardware- Unreliable networks(need WiFi)& building new software is never easy
  • 19. MOVING CONTENT: Blog Posts