Exploring 20 th  Century London Delivering an Online Partnership Project   Jason Webber Web Manager
Why would you ever do an online partnership project?
Problems, problems, problems <ul><li>Different Collections Management Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Different data standards a...
It’s not all bad is it?
Reasons to get together <ul><li>More people means more resources </li></ul><ul><li>Great for users – One place to look for...
Maybe it’s good to co-operate
So what about the Exploring 20th Century London site? <ul><li>Aims: </li></ul><ul><li>Increase public understanding of 20t...
 
How does it work?
 
How do you get up to 17 different datasets into 1 <ul><li>Decide what information you will want or need on the website (a ...
Exploring ‘schema’ ID Number M <dc:identifier>  Object Name M <dc:title> Title   <dc:title> Description M <dc:description>...
But everybody’s field names are different!!   <ul><li>“ I say producer, you say maker”   </li></ul><ul><li>The solution:  ...
Where do we send our records? <ul><li>Every partner gets an ‘Upload tool’ </li></ul><ul><li>The records are sent via an op...
 
So what about copyright? <ul><li>Ownership and copyright of the images never leaves the partner that gave them </li></ul><...
How does the partnership work? <ul><li>Central project team (1 full time and 2 part-time) </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate vi...
A bed of roses? <ul><li>It is important to establish: </li></ul><ul><li>How does the partnership make decisions? </li></ul...
Is it worth it?
Of course! <ul><li>Objects go online that would otherwise not be seen. </li></ul><ul><li>Skills are developed that can be ...
Better and more comprehensive than any one institution could have produced.
<ul><li>Contact </li></ul><ul><li>Jason Webber </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>www.20thcenturylondon.o...
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

Connecting Collections, March 2010. Jason Webber, Exploring 20th Century London: Delivering An Online Partnership Project

544 views

Published on

A presentation by Jason Webber, Web Manager at the Museum of London, given at the Connecting Collections event, 5 March 2010, BT Centre, London.

Published in: Technology
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
544
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
1
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
4
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Connecting Collections, March 2010. Jason Webber, Exploring 20th Century London: Delivering An Online Partnership Project

  1. 1. Exploring 20 th Century London Delivering an Online Partnership Project Jason Webber Web Manager
  2. 2. Why would you ever do an online partnership project?
  3. 3. Problems, problems, problems <ul><li>Different Collections Management Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Different data standards and structures </li></ul><ul><li>Who or where do you host the site? </li></ul><ul><li>Who has the final say? </li></ul><ul><li>Different goals and priorities </li></ul><ul><li>Different levels of expertise </li></ul>
  4. 4. It’s not all bad is it?
  5. 5. Reasons to get together <ul><li>More people means more resources </li></ul><ul><li>Great for users – One place to look for stuff </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing can be pooled and focused </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing of ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing of skills </li></ul><ul><li>Cost savings </li></ul><ul><li>Attractive to funders </li></ul>
  6. 6. Maybe it’s good to co-operate
  7. 7. So what about the Exploring 20th Century London site? <ul><li>Aims: </li></ul><ul><li>Increase public understanding of 20th century London </li></ul><ul><li>Extend knowledge of 20th century collections </li></ul><ul><li>Launched in 2006 with 4 partners and 6000 objects. Now has 17 partners and 9300 objects online. </li></ul>
  8. 9. How does it work?
  9. 11. How do you get up to 17 different datasets into 1 <ul><li>Decide what information you will want or need on the website (a workshop is a good idea) </li></ul><ul><li>Define the ‘mandatory’ fields </li></ul><ul><li>The rest can be ‘optional’ </li></ul><ul><li>This is now your working schema for the destination website </li></ul>
  10. 12. Exploring ‘schema’ ID Number M <dc:identifier> Object Name M <dc:title> Title   <dc:title> Description M <dc:description> Maker   <dc:creator> Date   <dcterms:temporal> Holding institution M <dc:publisher> Thumbnail M <dc:identifier> Materials   <e20cl:material> Size   <e20cl:size> Copyright Holder M <dcterms:rightsHolder> Credit Line   <e20cl:creditLine > License M <dcterms:license> Type of resource M <dc:type> Related Person   <e20cl:relatedPerson> Related Organisation   <e20cl:relatedOrganisation> Related Subject   <e20cl:relatedSubject> Related Event   <e20cl:relatedEvent> Related Theme M <dc:subject> Related Place M <dcterms:spatial> Related object   <dcterms:isPartOf>
  11. 13. But everybody’s field names are different!! <ul><li>“ I say producer, you say maker” </li></ul><ul><li>The solution: A ‘transformation script’ </li></ul><ul><li>Now we are all talking the same language! </li></ul>
  12. 14. Where do we send our records? <ul><li>Every partner gets an ‘Upload tool’ </li></ul><ul><li>The records are sent via an open API to the ‘ Culture Grid ’ </li></ul><ul><li>These can then be harvested and used by Exploring </li></ul>
  13. 16. So what about copyright? <ul><li>Ownership and copyright of the images never leaves the partner that gave them </li></ul><ul><li>Captions and text use a Creative Commons licence </li></ul>
  14. 17. How does the partnership work? <ul><li>Central project team (1 full time and 2 part-time) </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate virtually or email </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitated annual workshop and strategy discussion </li></ul><ul><li>It’s great to meet, share ideas, network and have a shared purpose </li></ul>
  15. 18. A bed of roses? <ul><li>It is important to establish: </li></ul><ul><li>How does the partnership make decisions? </li></ul><ul><li>Who are the stakeholders and what is the sign-off structure? </li></ul><ul><li>Once it’s live, who maintains the site? </li></ul><ul><li>How will the project be sustained in the future? </li></ul><ul><li>How will you integrate new partners? </li></ul>
  16. 19. Is it worth it?
  17. 20. Of course! <ul><li>Objects go online that would otherwise not be seen. </li></ul><ul><li>Skills are developed that can be re-used </li></ul><ul><li>The public get to use a fantastic joined up resource on London’s 20th century history, all in one place . </li></ul><ul><li>The project has produced something far better and more comprehensive than any of the individual partners could. </li></ul>
  18. 21. Better and more comprehensive than any one institution could have produced.
  19. 22. <ul><li>Contact </li></ul><ul><li>Jason Webber </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>www.20thcenturylondon.org.uk </li></ul><ul><li>www.talesoflondon.org.uk </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter: @Exploring20CLdn </li></ul>

×