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Celebrating the partnership


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Joint presentation by NIck Poole, CEO of the Collections Trust and Jane Robinson, Head of Museum Development at Museums Galleries Scotland at the CT / MGS partnership event in Edinburgh on 2 March 2010.

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Celebrating the partnership

  1. 1. COLLECTIONS TRUST - MUSEUMS GALLERIES SCOTLAND CELEBRATING OUR PARTNERSHIP 2 March 2010 Nick Poole [email_address] Jane Robinson [email_address]
  2. 2. <ul><li>Prior to March 2008, SMC: </li></ul><ul><li>Invested in MDA’s development of SPECTRUM standard </li></ul><ul><li>Invested in core provision of MDA’s advice and support </li></ul><ul><li>Paid subscriptions for members to join MDA/CT(2005-6) </li></ul><ul><li>Commissioned MDA to ‘Scotland-proof’ on-line resource (2007) </li></ul><ul><li>Commissioned documentation training courses (2007) </li></ul>The partnership – a historic perspective
  3. 3. <ul><li>Member services </li></ul><ul><li>Influence and information, through the relationship </li></ul><ul><li>Alignment of priorities, saves duplication </li></ul><ul><li>Wider audiences for our advisory resources </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities for members </li></ul>The partnership now – its value to MGS
  4. 4. <ul><li>From Documentation to Collections Management </li></ul><ul><li>From advice to supporting & networking the community </li></ul><ul><li>Delivering the joint PAS197 with the BSI </li></ul><ul><li>Building on the success of Collections Link </li></ul><ul><li>Helping shape strategy around next-generation Digital services </li></ul><ul><li>Working in partnership across all sectors </li></ul>Key developments for Collections Trust
  5. 5. <ul><li>Looking to a future of hybrid physical/digital services </li></ul><ul><li>Helping the sector manage knowledge & User Generated Content as an asset </li></ul><ul><li>Delivering public value and enhancing efficiency through better Collections Management </li></ul><ul><li>Addressing barriers, incl. copyright & business models </li></ul><ul><li>Learning from related sectors and industries </li></ul>Key developments for Collections Trust
  6. 6. <ul><li>Connects us to an active & dynamic Scottish community </li></ul><ul><li>Drives knowledge of needs and priorities in the sector </li></ul><ul><li>Provides access to expertise </li></ul><ul><li>Enables us to build the strategic case for Collections Management </li></ul>The value of the Partnership to the Collections Trust
  7. 7. <ul><li>International </li></ul><ul><li>Connections and networks </li></ul><ul><li>Expertise and learning </li></ul><ul><li>Cross-domain (museums libraries and archives) </li></ul>The partnership now – its value to the Scottish museums sector
  8. 8. <ul><li>Increase access to relevant advice for practitioners </li></ul><ul><li>Increase uptake of advice by electronic means </li></ul><ul><li>Increase engagement with the Revisiting Collections methodology </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage Scottish groups to network electronically using SSN </li></ul><ul><li>Connect </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage engagement with the PAS Code of Practice for </li></ul><ul><li>Collections Management </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain SPECTRUM and continue to promote its use. </li></ul><ul><li>Enable MGS’s members (both individually and collectively) to take </li></ul><ul><li>part in UK and international digital projects and programmes </li></ul>A shared vision, aim and objectives
  9. 9. Any questions? Finally...