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By Lesley-Anne Kerr, CyMAL: Museums Archives and Libraries Wales ...

By Lesley-Anne Kerr, CyMAL: Museums Archives and Libraries Wales
For: Museums Computer Group Spring Conference 2008
Wednesday 23rd April, 2008, Swansea
http://www.museumscomputergroup.org.uk/

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  • Apology – should be bilingual I’m going to talk about some of the issues facing the museum sector in Wales, and while these issues do have a specific bearing on ICT, they are also issues that affect us in the work we do across the board.

The Welsh Dimension: Issues facing the museum sector in Wales Presentation Transcript

  • 1. The Welsh Dimension Issues facing the sector in Wales
  • 2. Introduction
    • Background
    • Issues facing Wales
    • Current Work
  • 3. The background
    • Welsh Assembly Government
    • Culture as a devolved power
    • CyMAL: Museums Archives and Libraries Wales
  • 4. Issues
    • The landscape – literal and metaphorical
    • Language – a bilingual nation
    • Cultural Identity
  • 5. The Landscape
    • Wales and Rurality
    • Population 3 million
    • Poor south north transport infrastructure
    • 22 local authority areas
    • Providing access to remote areas – the importance of online collections
  • 6. A Bilingual Nation
    • Welsh Language Act
    • 25% of population is Welsh speaking
    • Creating and maintaining bilingual content requires tools and skills
    • Searching bilingual content also presents challenges
    • Presenting bilingual information
  • 7. Cultural Identity
    • It’s about more than just language
    • The role of online collections
  • 8. What are we doing?
    • Spotlight on Museums
    • Quantifying Diversity
    • A museum strategy for Wales
    • One Wales commitment for an online People’s Collection