IAU C55: Public Outreach Information Management Working Group

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IAU C55: Public Outreach Information Management Working Group

  1. 1. IAU Division C Commission 55 Communicating Astronomy With The Public Public Outreach Information Management Pedro Russo, Lars Lindberg Christensen and WG Members www.communicatingastronomy.org/management/
  2. 2. VAMP provides developers tools for simple, standard access to outreach imagery and media from a variety of sources, thus encouraging the creation of the cutting edge applications that today‘s technological public demands. Outcome: Astronomy Visualization Metadata Standard http://www.virtualastronomy.org
  3. 3. Mission To act as a facilitator enabling the small outreach information management community to gather around a common technical framework optimizing the synergy in the community.
  4. 4. Goals • Describe one possible standard for EPO content management systems. • Decide on standards for astronomy EPO products metadata. • Write a CAPj article. • Bringing the major players in EPO information management together in an informal network. • Arrange the first workshop for this network.
  5. 5. 1st Workshop on Public Outreach Information Management in Astronomy ESO, 27 and 28 March 2013 Agenda, presentations and summary: http://goo.gl/b60Yf4 Main Topics •User Experience •Content Manager Experience •Developer Experience Case Studies: • IAU • UNAWE • ESO • ESA/Hubble Discussion Groups •Developers’ forum: "hack" solutions to merge code, develop new ideas, unite code base, open source •Managers’ forum: develop managerial concepts and grow synergies, address resource issues •Content maintainers’ forum: Editing, etc
  6. 6. Standards for EPO content management systems (including EPO products) Connecting the target groups (public, media ...) with the subject matter (astronomy... ) in the most direct and efficient way taken the requirements on both side into consideration. Images • Astronomy Visualization Metadata Standard (VAMP) Text • Text standards (a coherent template for astronomy press releases? ) A standard CMS? • social-enabled, • semantically-rich, • visually appealing • Interoperable-ready Strong link with other digital outlets (WWTelescope, Planetarium systems...)

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