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Opening up Data - the benefits and value from a community and funding perspective

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Presentation given by Simon Tanner to the @FreeUKGen conference, 25th January 2015.

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Opening up Data - the benefits and value from a community and funding perspective

  1. 1. @SimonTanner The Benefits and Value of Opening up Data from a Community and Funding Perspective Simon Tanner Digital Humanities, King’s College London Twitter: @SimonTanner 30/01/2016 10:04 ENC Public Talk 19 February 2013 1
  2. 2. Wawel Cathedral, Poland
  3. 3. www.kcl.ac.uk/ddh/ @kingsdh
  4. 4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tp4y-_VoXdA Digital Humanities methods for historical analysis of Irish Immigrants in 19th Century London, England
  5. 5. Reason 1: setting data free makes us mighty 3 Reasons to say YES to Open Data @SimonTanner
  6. 6. Reason 2: more democratic and sustainable 3 Reasons to say YES to Open Data @SimonTanner
  7. 7. Reason 3: Random Acts of Kindness 3 Reasons to say YES to Open Data @SimonTanner
  8. 8. http://www.oldweather.org/
  9. 9. http://blog.oldweather.org/2012/09/05/
  10. 10. Matchbox submitted to The Great War Archive This item is from The Great War Archive, University of Oxford (www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ww1lit/gwa); © MAUREEN ROGERS George Cavan was a Company Sergeant Major in the Glasgow Highlanders He lived with his family, his wife Jean and 3 daughters, in the Drill Hall in Carluke, Scotland. While away at training camp the orders came through to dispatch to France. The train he was on with his troops went through his home station but did not stop there Website: www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ww1lit/gwa
  11. 11. George threw out onto the platform a matchbox containing a note to his family On one side: the name of his wife and on the other: his message Someone picked up the matchbox and delivered it to the family This item is from The Great War Archive, University of Oxford (www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ww1lit/gwa); © MAUREEN ROGERS George Cavan was killed just a few days after arriving at the front in France on the 13th April, 1918. He lies in an unmarked grave but is commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial. Website: www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ww1lit/gwa
  12. 12. Public contributors uploaded 3,500 digital objects to website in 4 months The project uploaded 600 items (about 3,000 digital objects) from 5 submissions days Public contributions to The Great War Archive Over 6,500 items collected March-June 2008, 60% submitted by the public direct through our website Website: www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ww1lit/gwa 2,750 3,500 600 A Flickr group continues to collect items Costs per item: First World War Poetry Digital Archive cost £40.00 / item The Great War Archive cost £3.50 / item
  13. 13. @SimonTanner Multiplying your benefits = funding
  14. 14. Volunteer benefits high = funding Shetland Isles Museum and Archives http://photos.shetland-museum.org.uk/ Volunteers trained to very high explicit skill levels Extremely high community engagement Task achieved but its success was defined by the community not just the museum @SimonTanner
  15. 15. Why Open Data? “If you have knowledge, let others light their candles with it.” @SimonTanner

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