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DigitalNZ presentation to JISC


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Implementing a national vision. DigitalNZ presentation slides for JISC/UKOLN Survive or Thrive conference, Manchester, June 8th & 9th, 2010. Presented by Andy Neale

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DigitalNZ presentation to JISC

  1. 1. Implementing a national vision
  2. 2. Covering <ul><li>Getting started & getting stuff done </li></ul><ul><li>Issues & opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Ongoing development & iteration </li></ul><ul><li>Strategic drivers & reflection </li></ul><ul><li>Things that worked </li></ul>
  3. 3. http://www. flickr .com/photos/em1stuk/2424253260/
  4. 4. Getting started & getting stuff done
  5. 6. Four initial projects <ul><li>Search widget </li></ul><ul><li>Mashup </li></ul><ul><li>Remix experience </li></ul><ul><li>Tagging demonstration </li></ul>
  6. 20. 2008 <ul><li>May – Governance approval for concepts </li></ul><ul><li>July – Began software development activity </li></ul><ul><li>November 11 – Launch of coming home projects </li></ul><ul><li>December 1 – Launch of full aggregation, custom search, and API service </li></ul>
  7. 21. Issues & opportunities
  8. 22. shotgun vision  team clarity
  9. 23. <ul><li>Work on standards development and dissemination and the provision of advisory and support services to organisations working on digital projects </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Developing and implementing a robust framework for prioritising digitisation of significant and important publicly held content in order to make strategic use of public funds for digitisation. The framework would establish approaches to digitisation standards, interoperability, preservation issues, online indexing alternatives, and other relevant criteria. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Progressively enable communities around New Zealand to connect with, access and create content for digital content repositories that reflect their rich histories, stories, cultures and environments. </li></ul>
  10. 24. Helping people find share and use New Zealand digital content
  11. 25. cannibalising other initiatives  finding your niche
  12. 26. limited development capability  vendor contracts
  13. 27. Multi-vendor arrangement <ul><li>User experience design </li></ul><ul><li>Front-end development </li></ul><ul><li>Search infrastructure </li></ul>
  14. 28. time & budget constraints  agile development
  15. 30. reputational baggage  inclusive branding
  16. 31. too much effort to participate  low barriers to entry
  17. 32. bureaucracy  we’re doing it right now
  18. 33. Ongoing development & iteration
  19. 44. Strategic drivers & reflection
  20. 45. The focus of content to be included in DigitalNZ Search
  21. 46. The balance of effort split between central and distributed tools
  22. 47. The balance of effort split between maintenance of existing solutions and development of new solutions
  23. 48. The availability of resource to fund digitisation consultancy, workshops, and events
  24. 49. Things that worked
  25. 50. Have the team articulate a clear and simple vision or mission
  26. 51. Start with small exciting projects that people can rally around
  27. 52. Be clear about your points of difference
  28. 53. Lower barriers to participation
  29. 54. Use branding and design to inspire commitment
  30. 55. Invest time building strong relationships with collaborators
  31. 56. Have deadlines that can’t be moved
  32. 57. Once you are in the door you can up-sell the initiative
  33. 58. Build for reuse and extensibility from the ground up
  34. 59. Iterate in small fast cycles
  35. 60. Plan for how to maintain energy after launch
  36. 61. Have lightweight governance + a team of experts
  37. 62. Get on with it + refactoring in response to change