National Maritime Museum Collections Online   2011
<ul><li>A more active, integrated website </li></ul><ul><li>A more visual interface </li></ul><ul><li>The data to underpin...
<ul><li>Connect objects and records across our varied collection </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use inked data to enable connectivi...
<ul><li>Changed the criteria </li></ul><ul><ul><li>From ‘Web ready’ to ‘Not for web use’ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No ima...
<ul><li>Offer different ways to the data </li></ul><ul><ul><li>OAI-PMH (for aggregation into Culture Grid and onwards to E...
<ul><li>On-gallery experiences </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Using Collections Online as a platform for other services – Digital C...
<ul><li>What do you think is the museum sector’s ambition around resource discovery? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mixed! A growin...
Strong background image tied to top homepage promotion and featured collections Most popular objects and user created coll...
Strong visual categories Active browse functions
Visual search navigation Actions to do more with results – buy, share, view, tag, save Larger images with multimedia conte...
Contextual links to internal and external content Public asked to contribute knowledge
Shareable saved searches
Personalised collections
<ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>@chilesl </li></ul>Thanks
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  • My background and what I was brought in to do. Already a forward thinking team Research Information Network survey – end of 2009 ‘ Quick and easy online access to records in the CMS, in spite of perceived gaps/ imperfections in the Museum records. Basic descriptions or catalogue records that are perceived to be incomplete are preferable to ‘no records’.’ Open source – something we could build on easily and flexibly
  • The exhibitions it has been part of The books/papers it has been published in A lot of what we have is limited on its own
  • The architecture would support SRU and even Z39.50 if there was demand Future links to other resources, particularly from authority records for people, places, etc.  Problems of doing this when there are no common identifiers.
  • One of the first to be involved in Europeana The architecture would support SRU and even Z39.50 if there was demand Future links to other resources, particularly from authority records for people, places, etc.  Problems of doing this when there are no common identifiers.
  • Desire to connect to the physical – Promote the archive and Library through Compass and viewer Reflect searches in gallery
  • Not sure I can answer that but from our perspective there is a core group of developers within museums that are keen to explore possibilities. We now have a common system across MoL, IWM, Horniman We felt we should explore it. We will never be able to build everything ourselves None really Not known yet Greater flexibility Get more records live. Already worked on some collaborations by releasing data but always room for more e.g. BBC digital public space, Wikipedia
  • Not sure I can answer that but from our perspective there is a core group of developers within museums that are keen to explore possibilities We felt we should explore it None really Not known yet Greater flexibility Extend the connectivity across authority data
  • Collections online 2011 lawrence chiles (national maritime museum)

    1. 1. National Maritime Museum Collections Online 2011
    2. 2. <ul><li>A more active, integrated website </li></ul><ul><li>A more visual interface </li></ul><ul><li>The data to underpin online and in-gallery services </li></ul><ul><li>Improved the search across all collections </li></ul><ul><li>More interpretive content - multimedia and links to external resources </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporated user-generated content – tags, personal collections </li></ul><ul><li>Access to more records – part or whole </li></ul><ul><li>A bespoke open-source content management system </li></ul><ul><li>Develop tools and policies to promote re-use of data and content </li></ul>What we wanted to achieve
    3. 3. <ul><li>Connect objects and records across our varied collection </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use inked data to enable connectivity between objects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Help develop the story and relationships across collections </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Give objects a growing online identity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A permanent/stable home based on Object IDs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>To be conversational </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Let people use the data but then start/react to the conversation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If no one knows it’s there... </li></ul></ul>What we wanted to achieve
    4. 4. <ul><li>Changed the criteria </li></ul><ul><ul><li>From ‘Web ready’ to ‘Not for web use’ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No images OK </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4 basic mandatory fields – ID, title, physical description and credit </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mapped 3 separate collection types </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Objects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Charts and Maps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Archive catalogue </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Work with what we have got </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Data will never be perfect, improve as we go </li></ul></ul>What we did
    5. 5. <ul><li>Offer different ways to the data </li></ul><ul><ul><li>OAI-PMH (for aggregation into Culture Grid and onwards to Europeana) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OpenSearch </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>XML </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Used the principles of linked to data to link out of collections online </li></ul><ul><ul><li>AEON – Archival retrieval service through our Archive catalogue </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cabinet – For our print ordering service </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WorldCat – Links to publications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plans to work with Wikimedia commons to enhance authority records (Vessels authority) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Exposed both the SOLR API for ‘traditional’ searching and the SPARQL end-point for linked data </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Promoted at Culture and History Hack days in London </li></ul></ul>What we did - extending in and out
    6. 6. <ul><li>On-gallery experiences </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Using Collections Online as a platform for other services – Digital Compass (Compass Lounge), Ship Plan Viewer, Mobile Learning </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Promote a collaborative, conversational approach </li></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ Help the NMM’ feature on all records </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facilities for user to tagging, create collections, embed etc </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promote use at Hack days </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improve visibility of staff </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Continue to release and monitor </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1915 Crew lists </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Review what is popular to influence digitisation policies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Further collaborations </li></ul></ul>Going forward
    7. 7. <ul><li>What do you think is the museum sector’s ambition around resource discovery? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mixed! A growing conversation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Why did you decide to expose your collections data as Linked Data at National Maritime? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It seemed sensible </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What did that entail? What barriers did you face and how did you overcome them? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not that many, people understand the need to make things visible </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What benefits have you gained? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Yet to be discovered! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>In what ways does the new landscape of linked open data potentially change what is possible for the museums sector? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Telling and exposing more stories </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How do you wish to go forward? What are your short- to medium-term plans? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Release more data. Find collaborations </li></ul></ul>Questions to answer
    8. 8. Strong background image tied to top homepage promotion and featured collections Most popular objects and user created collections Simplified navigation Public asked to contribute knowledge
    9. 9. Strong visual categories Active browse functions
    10. 10. Visual search navigation Actions to do more with results – buy, share, view, tag, save Larger images with multimedia content Core object data with connected internal and external information
    11. 11. Contextual links to internal and external content Public asked to contribute knowledge
    12. 12. Shareable saved searches
    13. 13. Personalised collections
    14. 14. <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>@chilesl </li></ul>Thanks

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