Introduction to Kete

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A powerpoint presentation delivered to community meetings in Hokitika, Greymouth and Westport Aotearoa People's Network Libraries, Feb 2009.

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  • Good evening everyone and welcome. My name is Joann Ransom and I work for Horowhenua Library Trust, which manages Levin, Shannon and Foxton libraries. Our total District comprises 30,000 people, 3 service towns in a large rural hinterland, and a bunch of small beach communities. We started Kete about 2 years ago, and I am absolutely delighted to be here to talk about the work we have been doing with our community. Before we begin would be really helpful to have a quick whip around saying your name, your organisation and what you hope to gain from today.
  • Introduction to Kete

    1. 2. The plan today <ul><li>What is Kete </li></ul><ul><li>How it works </li></ul><ul><li>Why we did it </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits of Kete </li></ul><ul><li>Some examples </li></ul><ul><li>Getting started </li></ul><ul><li>Joann Ransom </li></ul><ul><li>Horowhenua Library Trust </li></ul>
    2. 3. What is Kete Kete Horowhenua is a digital library of images, audio and video files, and documents which are collected and catalogued by the community.
    3. 4. Topics Images Documents Video Audio www
    4. 5. Audio files Photographs TOPIC e.g. Sawmilling Documents Video files Web links
    5. 6. Web 2.0 <ul><li>search </li></ul><ul><li>view </li></ul><ul><li>RSS </li></ul><ul><li>edit </li></ul><ul><li>discuss </li></ul><ul><li>upload </li></ul><ul><li>write </li></ul><ul><li>link </li></ul>
    6. 7. <ul><li>What’s in it for me ? </li></ul>
    7. 8. Why we did it <ul><li>Historical sector was struggling: </li></ul><ul><li>aging volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>backlog of heritage donations </li></ul><ul><li>more donations flowing in </li></ul><ul><li>limited storage facilities </li></ul><ul><li>barely suitable venues </li></ul>
    8. 9. Research Findings <ul><li>lots of stuff in private hands. </li></ul><ul><li>half may be given to public collections. </li></ul><ul><li>most of it is available for loan. </li></ul><ul><li>lots of stuff in people’s heads. </li></ul><ul><li>everyone knew someone else with more stuff. </li></ul><ul><li>people care about arts, cultural and heritage resources. </li></ul><ul><li>physical space was an issue </li></ul>
    9. 10. What we wanted <ul><li>A digital library </li></ul><ul><li>Variety of formats </li></ul><ul><li>Public and private </li></ul><ul><li>Contemporary and historical </li></ul><ul><li>Public exhibition space </li></ul><ul><li>Inspire volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>Self managing </li></ul><ul><li>Open source </li></ul>
    10. 11. Trade Me Model <ul><li>upload photographs </li></ul><ul><li>and some words </li></ul><ul><li>ask questions </li></ul><ul><li>add feedback </li></ul>
    11. 12. Trade Me Model
    12. 14. What makes it successful <ul><li>Community : the local, “ours” </li></ul><ul><li>Contribution : people like to help </li></ul><ul><li>Valuable : real work being done </li></ul><ul><li>Non-threatening : teaching IT virgins </li></ul><ul><li>Personal : “I can save MY stuff” </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to find stuff about people and places </li></ul>
    13. 15. Content Sources <ul><li>Formal content : </li></ul><ul><li>from memory institutions </li></ul><ul><li>& pre-published </li></ul>Informal content: Shoeboxes under the bed Stories and reminiscences
    14. 16. Some examples . . .
    15. 33. Templates
    16. 42. Adopt an Anzac project <ul><li>Anzac project page </li></ul>
    17. 43. Memorabilia
    18. 51. Kete West Coast <ul><li>Where do you start? </li></ul>
    19. 52. Aotearoa Peoples Network <ul><li>a key tool in the Digital Content Strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Kete for community created content </li></ul><ul><li>30 libraries = 30 community Kete </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitated by National Library </li></ul>
    20. 53. Organisation <ul><li>1 big kete for the District and then </li></ul><ul><li>separate baskets for each area </li></ul><ul><li>or separate baskets for key organisations </li></ul>
    21. 54. Engage the community <ul><li>Publicity </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Speaking </li></ul><ul><li>Working bees </li></ul><ul><li>Work shops </li></ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul><ul><li>Competitions </li></ul>
    22. 55. Volunteers <ul><li>typing </li></ul><ul><li>scanning </li></ul><ul><li>transcribing </li></ul><ul><li>indexing </li></ul><ul><li>proofreading </li></ul><ul><li>researching </li></ul><ul><li>promoting </li></ul>
    23. 56. Marketing <ul><li>What Kete can do for </li></ul><ul><li>Historians </li></ul><ul><li>Record history on the internet </li></ul><ul><li>Store photos </li></ul><ul><li>Listen to oral history </li></ul><ul><li>Get people to add their memories of events, locations etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Write stories about the past </li></ul><ul><li>Record tomorrow’s history as it being made </li></ul><ul><li>Copy recordings from old cassette tapes on to the Internet </li></ul><ul><li>www.horowhenua.kete.net.nz </li></ul><ul><li>What Kete can do for </li></ul><ul><li>Schools </li></ul><ul><li>Publishing vehicle </li></ul><ul><li>Researching resource </li></ul><ul><li>Promotion </li></ul><ul><li>Contributing to community </li></ul><ul><li>Record the school’s history </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>IT skills – web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>www.horowhenua.kete.net.nz </li></ul>
    24. 57. Marketing <ul><li>What Kete can do for </li></ul><ul><li>Artists </li></ul><ul><li>Showcase your work on the web </li></ul><ul><li>Give you a free web presence </li></ul><ul><li>Share photos of works and shows </li></ul><ul><li>Publicise upcoming events </li></ul><ul><li>Allow you to update your details whenever you choose </li></ul><ul><li>Provide newsletters and contact details via the Internet </li></ul><ul><li>www.horowhenua.kete.net.nz </li></ul><ul><li>What Kete can do for </li></ul><ul><li>Events </li></ul><ul><li>Publicise upcoming events. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide a free web presence </li></ul><ul><li>Store photos of past and current events </li></ul><ul><li>Advise people on where to buy tickets to an event </li></ul><ul><li>Allow you to update the details whenever you choose </li></ul><ul><li>Record discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Collect tomorrow’s history </li></ul><ul><li>www.horowhenua.kete.net.nz </li></ul><ul><li>What Kete can do for </li></ul><ul><li>Clubs </li></ul><ul><li>Give you a free web presence. </li></ul><ul><li>Publicise of upcoming events </li></ul><ul><li>Publish results from events </li></ul><ul><li>Store photos on the Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Record your club’s history on the Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Update your own details whenever you choose </li></ul><ul><li>Provide newsletters and contact details via the Internet </li></ul><ul><li>www.horowhenua.kete.net.nz </li></ul>
    25. 58. Content Creation <ul><li>Identify some Topics </li></ul><ul><li>and some items to look for </li></ul><ul><li>and some sources to check </li></ul><ul><li>including people to talk to </li></ul><ul><li>and volunteers who might help </li></ul><ul><li>then we’ll upload it to Kete </li></ul>

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