Collections Australia Network, a community of practice

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Collections Australia Network serves the Australian collecting community through providing search access to collection data and outreach services.

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Collections Australia Network, a community of practice

  1. 1. Collections Australia Network ...a community of practice... http://www.fickr.com/photos/mwillms/483853336 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/ Ingrid Mason, National Project Manager, Collections Australia Network Museum Computer Network, Portland, Oregon, USA, 13 Nov 2009
  2. 2. Ingrid Mason, National Project Manager, Collections Australia Network Museum Computer Network, Portland, Oregon, USA, 13 Nov 2009
  3. 3. CAN is a not for proft entity CAN is funded in 3 year cycles through a contract tendering process Funded by states and territories contribution Administered by a federal entity: DEWHA, the Department of Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts Vital statistics Governed by a ministerial entity: CMC, the Cultural Ministers' Council CAN is currently under review by DEWHA/CMC CAN was previously AMOL Ingrid Mason, National Project Manager, Collections Australia Network Museum Computer Network, Portland, Oregon, USA, 13 Nov 2009
  4. 4. Audience for CAN resources 1. Collecting organisations* that provide public access to their collections in Australia 2. Collecting practitioners** that work in the collecting sector in Australia 3. Collecting organisations and practitioners per se *All collecting organisation types: Outreach services zoos, archives, herbariums, galleries, historical societies, museums, libraries, cultural centres etc. **Professionals/volunteers in collection related roles such as curator, archivist, conservator, web manager, cataloguer, exhibition designer, librarian, etc. Ingrid Mason, National Project Manager, Collections Australia Network Museum Computer Network, Portland, Oregon, USA, 13 Nov 2009
  5. 5. Professional development resources in digital format are openly accessible Type of online resources: courses, policy | standard | procedure | guideline documents, reports, manuals, practitioner talks, interviews or essays Online resources Format of online resources: slide presentations, blogposts, videos, podcasts, webpages, listservs, emails Ingrid Mason, National Project Manager, Collections Australia Network Museum Computer Network, Portland, Oregon, USA, 13 Nov 2009
  6. 6. Depends where you look.. Website overall Top 5 online resources Ingrid Mason, National Project Manager, Collections Australia Network Museum Computer Network, Portland, Oregon, USA, 13 Nov 2009
  7. 7. Depends where you look.. Sector information 1. Sector information per se 2. Guide to assessing collection signifcance 3. Industry standards for museums and galleries 4. Guide on collection care 5. Guide to developing a disaster preparedness plan Top 5 sector resources Ingrid Mason, National Project Manager, Collections Australia Network Museum Computer Network, Portland, Oregon, USA, 13 Nov 2009
  8. 8. No. 1 sector resources per se Ingrid Mason, National Project Manager, Collections Australia Network Museum Computer Network, Portland, Oregon, USA, 13 Nov 2009
  9. 9. No. 2 signifcance assessment Ingrid Mason, National Project Manager, Collections Australia Network Museum Computer Network, Portland, Oregon, USA, 13 Nov 2009
  10. 10. No. 3 industry standards for museums and galleries Ingrid Mason, National Project Manager, Collections Australia Network Museum Computer Network, Portland, Oregon, USA, 13 Nov 2009
  11. 11. No. 4 guide to collection care Ingrid Mason, National Project Manager, Collections Australia Network Museum Computer Network, Portland, Oregon, USA, 13 Nov 2009
  12. 12. No. 5 guide to developing a disaster preparedness plan Ingrid Mason, National Project Manager, Collections Australia Network Museum Computer Network, Portland, Oregon, USA, 13 Nov 2009
  13. 13. What doesn't work? What does? Why? Fit for purpose! Ingrid Mason, National Project Manager, Collections Australia Network Museum Computer Network, Portland, Oregon, USA, 13 Nov 2009
  14. 14. Website changes: 2005 – 2009 Ingrid Mason, National Project Manager, Collections Australia Network Museum Computer Network, Portland, Oregon, USA, 13 Nov 2009
  15. 15. Recent changes? Social media tools: co-creation Community content/practice Ingrid Mason, National Project Manager, Collections Australia Network Museum Computer Network, Portland, Oregon, USA, 13 Nov 2009
  16. 16. Future changes? Community content co-creation. Metadata standards. Machine processing. Mapping/RSS. Social networking tools. Ingrid Mason, National Project Manager, Collections Australia Network Museum Computer Network, Portland, Oregon, USA, 13 Nov 2009
  17. 17. Do diferently? Eat more vegetables and sleep more? Hindsight is 20/20 and vision changes all the time. Lapses and mistakes are all part of progression. Regular evaluation and iterative improvement is the way to go. Ingrid Mason, National Project Manager, Collections Australia Network Museum Computer Network, Portland, Oregon, USA, 13 Nov 2009

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