Learning to Let Gom.clari@btinternet.comphilip.graham@rcahms.gov.uk                              facebook.com/rcahms      ...
RCAHMS survey photographs
RCAHMS measured drawings
RCAHMS aerial survey
RCAHMS historical photographs
RCAHMS prints and drawings
canmore.rcahms.gov.uk
MyCanmore user generated content
Ethnography                               of RCAHMS          ongoing             [Gathering of field notes from          ...
Ethnography                               of RCAHMS          ongoing             [Gathering of field notes from          ...
MyCanmore user generated content
Environments   the digital space as a data             ……..      the digital space as an environment for               rep...
The digital futures of cultural heritage education                 Museums and digital media               Establishing a ...
Engaging in dialogue
Enhancing ‘hidden’ work
Lost Edinburgh on Facebook
Britain from Above project
Britain from Above UGC
Beyond Text proposals1. RCAHMS APIs – to enable members of thepublic to search for data and save the resultsfor use in dev...
Learning to Let Go• Opening up to theoretical scrutiny• Collaboration• Letting go...
Learning to Let Gom.clari@btinternet.comphilip.graham@rcahms.gov.uk                              facebook.com/rcahms      ...
Learning to Let Go: Changing Patterns of Participation and Learning through the Digital Collections of the Royal Commissio...
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Learning to Let Go: Changing Patterns of Participation and Learning through the Digital Collections of the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS)

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This paper was presented at the Museums and the Web 2012 conference in San Diego, by Michela Clari of the University of Edinburgh and Philip Graham of RCAHMS.

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Learning to Let Go: Changing Patterns of Participation and Learning through the Digital Collections of the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS)

  1. 1. Learning to Let Gom.clari@btinternet.comphilip.graham@rcahms.gov.uk facebook.com/rcahms twitter.com/rcahms
  2. 2. RCAHMS survey photographs
  3. 3. RCAHMS measured drawings
  4. 4. RCAHMS aerial survey
  5. 5. RCAHMS historical photographs
  6. 6. RCAHMS prints and drawings
  7. 7. canmore.rcahms.gov.uk
  8. 8. MyCanmore user generated content
  9. 9. Ethnography of RCAHMS ongoing [Gathering of field notes from association with meetings, conversations etc. over a 2- RCAHMS year period] comparative [Visual and thematic analysis of study of RCAHMS corporate strategy documents institutional (2006-2009 and 2010- 2014)] documents [Thematic analysis of transcripts from semi-structured 14 face-to-face, semi-structured staff interviews interviews] monitoring of online activities… [Review of project literature]Virtual ethnographyof Canmore participant observation visual analysis of the online environment thematic analysis of user generated content
  10. 10. Ethnography of RCAHMS ongoing [Gathering of field notes from association with meetings, conversations etc. over a 2- RCAHMS year period] comparative [Visual and thematic analysis of study of RCAHMS corporate strategy documents institutional (2006-2009 and 2010- 2014)] documents [Thematic analysis of transcripts from semi-structured 14 face-to-face, semi-structured staff interviews interviews] monitoring of online activities… [Review of project literature]Virtual ethnographyof Canmore Virtual ethnography of Commons on Flickr participant participant observation observation visual analysis visual analysis of the online of the online environment environment thematic thematic analysis of user analysis of user generated generated content content
  11. 11. MyCanmore user generated content
  12. 12. Environments the digital space as a data …….. the digital space as an environment for repository collective dialogical engagementContent digital heritage artefacts as …….. digital heritage artefacts as social objects dataUsers online users as visitors or …….. online users a participants, learners, trusted volunteers commentatorsCurators online curators as editors and …….. curators as participants, learners, expert administrators commentatorsDiscourse online discourse as monologue …….. online discourse as dialogueInstitutions the institution as locus of …….. the institution as enabling participant/learner authorityPurpose and information delivery and …….. the enabling of transformative processes of measurable outcomes engagement value Clari, M. (2012). In the Hands of the User. Unpublished PhD thesis, University of Edinburgh.
  13. 13. The digital futures of cultural heritage education Museums and digital media Establishing a research agenda for the Scottish Heritage Sector http://digitalfutures.rcahms.gov.uk/
  14. 14. Engaging in dialogue
  15. 15. Enhancing ‘hidden’ work
  16. 16. Lost Edinburgh on Facebook
  17. 17. Britain from Above project
  18. 18. Britain from Above UGC
  19. 19. Beyond Text proposals1. RCAHMS APIs – to enable members of thepublic to search for data and save the resultsfor use in developing new uses eg Apps2. Thesaurus – to enable users to select and‘vote’ for a Canmore image to represent eachsite type3. Image tagging – to enable users to add theirown keywords to Canmore images and tosearch for tags like an image bank
  20. 20. Learning to Let Go• Opening up to theoretical scrutiny• Collaboration• Letting go...
  21. 21. Learning to Let Gom.clari@btinternet.comphilip.graham@rcahms.gov.uk facebook.com/rcahms twitter.com/rcahms
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