Culture Grid Seminar by Phill Purdy


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  •   OR another way of looking at it...   It is free to add any amount of collections records to Culture Grid if the records are in any of the following standard formats: pnds_dcap for item records and rslp_cld for collection records. If collections data is not already in that format then it can be hosted/added to Culture Grid for a set up fee of between 550 (+VAT) and 880 (+VAT), per dataset, depending on the kind of data. If media files (images etc) are required to be hosted for online delivery, this can be done for a set up fee of between £275-550 (+VAT) and an annual cost of £10 (+VAT) per GB. If collections data AND media files (images etc) are required to be hosted for online delivery this can be done for a set up fee of £825 - £1430 (+VAT) and an annual cost of £10 (+VAT) per GB.
  • What can you give to the Culture Grid & to Open Culture? What would you do, or see others do, with this content to reach new audiences? What problems do you face that make any of this difficult? What can we do to make it easier for you?
  • Culture Grid Seminar by Phill Purdy

    1. 1. Open Culture 2011
    2. 2. Aims of session <ul><li>Introduce Culture Grid </li></ul><ul><li>Introduce how to add to it </li></ul><ul><li>Q&A / ‘surgery’ </li></ul>
    3. 3. Who’s it from & bigger picture... <ul><li>Collections Trust & technical partners Knowledge Integration Ltd ) supported by MLA / ACE ; MGS EC ( Europeana ) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Like other Collections Trust services, SPECTRUM ; CollectionsLink ; Open Culture 2011 it is collections focused; open standards and policies based; no - low cost to support the sector </li></ul></ul><ul><li>It fits with other UK and international developments: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MLA / ACE digital agenda </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Higher Education & Research - JISC Resource Discovery Task Force </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>UK Business Incubators - Technology Strategy Board ( ICTomorrow ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creative Industries Digital Innovation Fund - Arts Council /NESTA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>National and Local Gov – </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The European cultural portal Europeana , </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www – Linked Data / Open Data / Open Knowledge </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Culture Grid is all about... <ul><li>Opening up collections information for more use, by more people, in more ways </li></ul><ul><li>Connecting people with collections and collections with people </li></ul><ul><li>Building new services in new ways </li></ul>Standards based innovation It joins and opens up collections information for all
    5. 5. What’s in Culture Grid... <ul><li>c1.65 MILLION item records most refer to images , some audio and video, from all kinds of collections </li></ul><ul><li>c10,000 collection records (scope of collections and access details) and c8,000 institutions records (contact & access details) </li></ul><ul><li>Covering all of the UK and all subjects from pre-historic artefacts to contemporary zoology and growing all the from East Midlands... </li></ul>
    6. 6. What’s in Culture Grid... <ul><li>c1.65 MILLION item records most refer to images , some audio and video, from all kinds of collections </li></ul><ul><li>National, university, regional, local Museums, Libraries, Archives, Heritage, Arts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NMSI; British Library; English Heritage; Hunterian; TWA&M; BCH; Northampton; Picture Sheffield; Lambeth Archives; VADS </li></ul></ul><ul><li>From join-up with funded programmes, projects and initiatives </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Renaissance (NE; WM; EM) ; UMiS- SPIRIT; Europeana Local ; PCF etc </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Use of Culture Grid... <ul><li>A growing range of uses by search API; data feed & widget : Time ; map and subject etc for all platforms and media inc mobile and social networking e.g. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Europeana , the European Cultural </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exploring 20th Century London (regional time and place based service) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>School of Everything (library records for informal learning portal) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Experiments with Grid API, by independent developer Mike Hirst, including a novel slideshow  and  Twitter bot </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Developer Days : Culture Grid Hack Day , Culture Hack ; History Hack ; WAG Hack producing prototype ‘apps’ e.g re QR codes & FaceBook ‘liking’ </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Future for Culture Grid.. <ul><li>More content from across UK </li></ul><ul><li>More uses on all platforms & media... </li></ul><ul><li>More people engaging with collections in more ways... </li></ul>
    9. 9. Why add to Culture Grid? <ul><li>To efficiently support all aspects of your collecting missions: curatorial; educational; social; economic etc (different end services from single source of data) </li></ul><ul><li>To effectively increase access, use and impact of your collections information (more use from same source) </li></ul><ul><li>To easily make your collections information go further... (greater reach - collections here ,there and everywhere) </li></ul>
    10. 10. How to Add to Culture Grid <ul><li>Tell us about what you have to add via [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Together we’ll work out most appropriate way </li></ul><ul><li>Hey presto...more people will access your collections in more ways from more places for more uses </li></ul>
    11. 11. Process to add to Culture Grid <ul><li>Have someone who knows your records and collections well map your record format(s) to the Culture Grid format(s) (Can use a spreadsheet and send to [email_address] for review) </li></ul><ul><li>Provide a set of sample records (c50) exported from your collection or asset management system to [email_address] (XML preferred) </li></ul><ul><li>Provide a technical translation (usually XSLT based) between your record format and the Culture Grid format </li></ul><ul><li>Implement the agreed ‘supply route’ (OAI-PMH, Data Upload Tool, Online Upload or offline data supply) </li></ul><ul><li>The latter 2 may be done in-house, by a current supplier e.g. your Collections Management System or website supplier; or at low cost from Culture Grid support. </li></ul>
    12. 12. Ways to Add to Culture Grid <ul><li>Push via online upload or desktop tool - for large amounts of information that do not change often  and / or where the pull method is not possible (RESTful API based) e.g. E20CL </li></ul><ul><li>Pull for large amounts of information that are likely to change fairly often and to supply more that one aggregator ( OAI-PMH ) e.g. Hunterian </li></ul><ul><li>Enter for small amounts of information (simple online forms) e.g. Northampton Designated Shoe Collection </li></ul><ul><li>Input data formats inc PNDS-DCAP ; for item records; RSLP-CLD for collection records (discovery based) </li></ul>
    13. 13. How to Use Culture Grid <ul><li>Search Box Builder to easily put custom Culture Grid searches on your website(s) </li></ul><ul><li>Search API  (SOLR and SRU based) to build search applications like the Culture Grid search or  Find A Library </li></ul><ul><li>Harvest ( OAI-PMH ) for collecting information from the Culture Grid to build services like  Europeana  the European cultural portal and Exploring 20th Century London </li></ul>
    14. 14. Culture Grid: Get Involved <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Call 020 7250 8340 </li></ul><ul><li>Collections Link networks for sharing knowledge, skills and resources re all ICT and collections issues </li></ul><ul><li>Meet us: Open Culture , now & Trade Fair! </li></ul><ul><li>Q&A... </li></ul>