From Digital Collections & Digital Curation to Social Collections & Citizen Curators                                   Ele...
Digital collectionshave a 50+ years history
1960s-1980s: digitization and        cataloguing
1990s: first collections online
Characteristics    of digital collections 1960-2000► National standardization► National catalogues► Communities of interes...
Even in the beginning, digital culture was            about the people:► From object oriented to people oriented► Interest...
Example 1► Digital collections are people oriented
Even though the early Web was ‘read-only’, museum technologists experiment with:► Personalization   SAGRES system (Bertole...
User-centriceven with web 1.0 technology                     SAGRES system, Brazil, 1999
Example 2► Digital collections are organized in such way as to be searchable and findable by people
Documentation standards           even with web 1.0 technologyCIDOC Board Members, 1995   ICOM’s CIDOC 1st newsletter, 1989
Even though in the early Web 1.0 data did not interact with each other much, museum technologists discuss:► National stand...
Example 3► Digital collections are to be studied,  improved and developed
Metricseven with web 1.0 technology            Museum pages in WWW Virtual Library, 1995
1200 sites in 1997                   630 sites in 199612 sites in 1995
Professional bodieseven with web 1.0 technology                      1st museum technologists’                      confer...
Even in the early Web 1.0 museums understood the importance of sharing expertise and nurturing communities of interest:►  ...
2000-2012:The rise of web 2.0 culture
The social web: it’s about         connections►Sharing content: blogs, wikis, podcasts►Self-publishing content: YouTube, F...
What are the characteristics of         the web 2.0?► Social networks make the web a   social  interaction platform► Shari...
Digital collections develop rapidly► Digitization standards improve► Documentation standards develop► International deposi...
► Traditional collections   ► Digital collectionsAuthority                   ExperiencesClosed narratives           Storie...
Digital collections are more visited                                                                       MOMA           ...
Museums become social
Collections go mobile
Digital collections need digital                curators► Digital curation: the active management and appraisal of digital...
Digital curators:►manage the context of digital collections,►define their semantic context,►facilitate data exchange►fulfi...
5 rules for cultural heritage content1.   Discoverable- it is where I am and where I look     for it2.   Meaningful- I can...
5 steps for digital collections             infrastructure1.   Great digitization- so that they are preserved2.   Great do...
Digital collections of digital assets► What makes a digital  file into a digital asset?  Re-usability► The life-cycle of a...
Good documentation depends on           good standards►  Conceptual models for documentation:CIDOC Conceptual Reference Mo...
Why are standards important?► So that authenticity can be guaranteed► So that documentation can be homogenous► So that dat...
From web 2.0 to web 3.0► The ‘web of data’ or the ‘semantic web’ is a web where:     ►Data relates to each other     ►Sear...
The semantic web is       data and people oriented► ontologies             ► social discoveries► taxonomies             ► ...
Digital collections and    the semantic web today:3 facts that underpin everything              we do
FACT 1Digital collections today facilitate new, open        and distributed contextualization                    structures
FACT 2Socially-oriented cultural heritage content creates inter-connections across groups             and communities
FACT 3      The social role of cultural heritage               organizations and the culture of openness that Linked Open ...
Examples of new projects that have        to do with people       (‘social discovery’)            and maps        (‘deep m...
Crowd-sourcing:the act of taking work once performed within   an organisation and outsourcing it to the  general public in...
Old Weather Project: crowdsourced         documentationThe public helps scientists recover weatherobservations made by Uni...
http://www.oldweather.org/► National Maritime Museum UK in collaboration with Zooniverse
Old Weather Project:logbooks and the people that kept them
Ancient Lives: crowdsourced            archaeologyAncient Lives is putting hundreds of thousands ofimages of Greek papyri ...
www.ancientlives.org► Zooniverse + researchers, papyrologists and Egypt Exploration Society
‘Deep Maps’digital cultural mapping     geo-narratives   spatial narratives
Deep maps:A dynamic virtual environment that allows users to identify and experience the reciprocal influences of space on...
Deep mappingis an epistemology for studying spatial patterns,processes, or phenomena through the integration    of a wide-...
HyperCities: exploring urban history► HyperCities is a collaborative research and educational platform for traveling back ...
HyperCities: Rome base map
HyperCities: 1659 map of central Europe
ArchAtlas: mapping archaeology► ArchAtlas is a web-orientated archaeological mapping and research project, founded by the ...
ArchAtlas
ArchAtlas
CivilWarData150: deep mapping               history► A collaborative project to share and connect  Civil War related data ...
ConflictHistory.com utilizes the Freebase APIand Google Maps Flash to present a dynamic          view of the history of war.
CultureSampo: a national deep map► CultureSampo is a   Finnish national communal publishing conduit for both institutional...
Finnish Culture on the Semantic             Web
Historypin: a community curated           map of the world► Historypin is a way for millions of people to  come together, ...
historypin
historypin
The Megalithic Portal: funded and        run by volunteers► A community contributed portal with maps identifying megalithi...
TheMegalithicPortal, UK
LookBack Maps:    historic photographs on a map► A simple, yet robust way of visually organizing, exploring and engaging i...
LookBack Maps
Historic Churches of Great Britain
The future of digital collections► From closed websites to integrated open web  presence► Approaching digital content diff...
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  • 1960s: early databases 1970s: more and bigger databases 1980s: content management systems 1990s: cultural heritage on the World Wide Web 2000-2012: rapid and exciting developments
  • 1960s: first computer databases of collections 1970s: collections management systems develop, first professional bodies emerge 1967: MCN (Museum Computer Network) USA, MDA (Museum Documentation Association) UK 1970s: first efforts for national and international inventories- National Inventory Program (Canada), Inventaire General (France) 1980s: archivists develop 1 st generation content management systems
  • 1990s: scanning technologies develop, digitization of collections, development of standards for documentation 1994: birth of the World Wide Web 1994: first museum websites emerge (National Museum of Science & Industry) 1995: first online exhibition (Museum of the History of Science, Oxford) 1995: Virtual Library of Museum Pages (VLmp), 12 museum websites 1996: Virtual Library of Museum Pages (VLmp), 630 museum websites 1997: Virtual Library of Museum Pages (VLmp), 1200 museum websites
  • Even in the early Web 1.0 the VLmp list of museum websites attracted a lot of interest and shows the rapid growth of museum site numbers: 12 museum websites in 1995 630 museum websites in 1996 1200 museum websites in 1997
  • METROPOLITAN Onsite visitors 6 million Online visitors 47 million TATE Onsite visitors 4.5 million Online visitors 18 million MOMA Onsite visitors 2.2 million Online visitors 22 million
  • MOMA has more than 1 million likes on Facebook
  • From digital to social collections. A short story of collections online.

    1. 1. From Digital Collections & Digital Curation to Social Collections & Citizen Curators Elena Lagoudi September 2012
    2. 2. Digital collectionshave a 50+ years history
    3. 3. 1960s-1980s: digitization and cataloguing
    4. 4. 1990s: first collections online
    5. 5. Characteristics of digital collections 1960-2000► National standardization► National catalogues► Communities of interest► Personalization► User participation► Virtual exhibitions► Early metrics
    6. 6. Even in the beginning, digital culture was about the people:► From object oriented to people oriented► Interest in communities of users► Searchability and findability was a key issue
    7. 7. Example 1► Digital collections are people oriented
    8. 8. Even though the early Web was ‘read-only’, museum technologists experiment with:► Personalization SAGRES system (Bertoletti and Costa, 1999)► Crowdsourcing + User Participation InTouch exhibition, Science Museum, 1998► Communities of interest Los Angeles Culture Net (LACN), one of the first crowdsourcing projects, 1997
    9. 9. User-centriceven with web 1.0 technology SAGRES system, Brazil, 1999
    10. 10. Example 2► Digital collections are organized in such way as to be searchable and findable by people
    11. 11. Documentation standards even with web 1.0 technologyCIDOC Board Members, 1995 ICOM’s CIDOC 1st newsletter, 1989
    12. 12. Even though in the early Web 1.0 data did not interact with each other much, museum technologists discuss:► National standardization CHIN (Canada)► International standardization ICOM’s CIDOC► National catalogues National Inventory Program (Canada), Inventaire General (France)
    13. 13. Example 3► Digital collections are to be studied, improved and developed
    14. 14. Metricseven with web 1.0 technology Museum pages in WWW Virtual Library, 1995
    15. 15. 1200 sites in 1997 630 sites in 199612 sites in 1995
    16. 16. Professional bodieseven with web 1.0 technology 1st museum technologists’ conference, 1995
    17. 17. Even in the early Web 1.0 museums understood the importance of sharing expertise and nurturing communities of interest:► 1967: MCN (Museum Computer Network) USA, MDA (Museum Documentation Association) UK► 1987: Museums and the Web conference, discussing innovative ideas: 1997 Museums and the Web presentation: ‘The Anatomy of a Web Raising: Building Communities in the Digital Frontier by David Jensen,Getty Information Institute‘ about Los Angeles Culture Net (LACN), one of the first crowdsourcing projects referred to as web raising‘
    18. 18. 2000-2012:The rise of web 2.0 culture
    19. 19. The social web: it’s about connections►Sharing content: blogs, wikis, podcasts►Self-publishing content: YouTube, Flickr►Adding to existing content: Wikipedia►Discussions: forums, chats►Tailoring information: RSS feeds, email alerts►Bringing people together: Facebook, MySpace
    20. 20. What are the characteristics of the web 2.0?► Social networks make the web a social interaction platform► Sharing is easy: everyone is a broadcaster► Multi-media win over simple text► Participatory culture calls for user involvement from design to evaluation
    21. 21. Digital collections develop rapidly► Digitization standards improve► Documentation standards develop► International depositories grow► Digital curation emerges► Interpretation for digital platforms gets more sophisticated► E-learning platforms develop► Mobile content and m-learning become bigger
    22. 22. ► Traditional collections ► Digital collectionsAuthority ExperiencesClosed narratives StoriesExclusive InclusiveObject oriented People orientedObscure FindableInvitation-only Open and accessible
    23. 23. Digital collections are more visited MOMA TATE 22 milliononline visitors 18 million Metropolit an 47 million 2.2monsite visitors 4.5m 6m 0 10000000 20000000 30000000 40000000 50000000
    24. 24. Museums become social
    25. 25. Collections go mobile
    26. 26. Digital collections need digital curators► Digital curation: the active management and appraisal of digital information over its entire life cycle. (Pennock)
    27. 27. Digital curators:►manage the context of digital collections,►define their semantic context,►facilitate data exchange►fulfill the ‘5 rules for cultural heritage content’
    28. 28. 5 rules for cultural heritage content1. Discoverable- it is where I am and where I look for it2. Meaningful- I can understand it3. Responsive- to my needs, moods, location4. Useable, shareable- I can pass it on and share5. Available at all 3 locations- onsite, online and offsite Seb Chan, 2009
    29. 29. 5 steps for digital collections infrastructure1. Great digitization- so that they are preserved2. Great documentation- so that they are interpreted3. Great content- so that they are engaging4. Great collections management- so that they are structured5. Great open, linked data- so that they are searchable and findable
    30. 30. Digital collections of digital assets► What makes a digital file into a digital asset? Re-usability► The life-cycle of a Preservation Interlinking digital asset: Creation/authoring Distributing
    31. 31. Good documentation depends on good standards► Conceptual models for documentation:CIDOC Conceptual Reference Model (CRM)EDM Conceptual ModelFRBROO► Metadata schemasCataloguing Cultural Objects (CCO)Categories for the Description of Works of Art (CDWA)MARCDublin CoreSPECTRUMMIDASVRA CoreLightweight Information Describing Objects (LIDO)
    32. 32. Why are standards important?► So that authenticity can be guaranteed► So that documentation can be homogenous► So that data can be semantically linked to each other► So that interoperability is achieved► So that users can search for cultural data across many collections, in many countries, in many ways
    33. 33. From web 2.0 to web 3.0► The ‘web of data’ or the ‘semantic web’ is a web where: ►Data relates to each other ►Searches produce meaningful connections ►New research is facilitated
    34. 34. The semantic web is data and people oriented► ontologies ► social discoveries► taxonomies ► folksonomies► standardization of ► semantic searches metadata ► immersive experiences► conceptual reference ► crowd-sourcing models ► user generated content► interoperability +community generated► depositories content► contextual authority
    35. 35. Digital collections and the semantic web today:3 facts that underpin everything we do
    36. 36. FACT 1Digital collections today facilitate new, open and distributed contextualization structures
    37. 37. FACT 2Socially-oriented cultural heritage content creates inter-connections across groups and communities
    38. 38. FACT 3 The social role of cultural heritage organizations and the culture of openness that Linked Open Data advocate presentopportunities for creating new and collective knowledge
    39. 39. Examples of new projects that have to do with people (‘social discovery’) and maps (‘deep mapping’)
    40. 40. Crowd-sourcing:the act of taking work once performed within an organisation and outsourcing it to the general public in an open call (Howe 2006)
    41. 41. Old Weather Project: crowdsourced documentationThe public helps scientists recover weatherobservations made by United States’ ships sincethe mid-19th century.These transcriptions will contribute to climatemodel projections and will improve knowledge ofpast environmental conditions.Historians will use this work to track past shipmovements and tell the stories of the people onboard.
    42. 42. http://www.oldweather.org/► National Maritime Museum UK in collaboration with Zooniverse
    43. 43. Old Weather Project:logbooks and the people that kept them
    44. 44. Ancient Lives: crowdsourced archaeologyAncient Lives is putting hundreds of thousands ofimages of Greek papyri fragments online andasking the public to transcribe and cataloguethem.Its goal is to increase the momentum by whichscholars have traditionally identified known andunknown literary texts, and the private documentsand letters that open up a window into the ancientlives of Graeco-Roman Egypt.
    45. 45. www.ancientlives.org► Zooniverse + researchers, papyrologists and Egypt Exploration Society
    46. 46. ‘Deep Maps’digital cultural mapping geo-narratives spatial narratives
    47. 47. Deep maps:A dynamic virtual environment that allows users to identify and experience the reciprocal influences of space on human culture and human events for the purpose of constructing spatial narratives and making spatial arguments.A deep map contains geolocated information from multiple sources that convey their source, contingency and context of creation; it is both integrated and queryable through indexes of time and space. The Polis Centre Blog, 2012
    48. 48. Deep mappingis an epistemology for studying spatial patterns,processes, or phenomena through the integration of a wide-range of spatially and temporally enabled sources. From the Summer Institute ‘Spatial Narratives and Deep Maps: Explorations in Advanced Geo-spatial Technologies and the Spatial Humanities’, June 2012
    49. 49. HyperCities: exploring urban history► HyperCities is a collaborative research and educational platform for traveling back in time to explore the historical layers of city spaces in an interactive, hypermedia environment.
    50. 50. HyperCities: Rome base map
    51. 51. HyperCities: 1659 map of central Europe
    52. 52. ArchAtlas: mapping archaeology► ArchAtlas is a web-orientated archaeological mapping and research project, founded by the late Prof. Andrew Sherratt, which continues to be developed at the Department of Archaeology, University of Sheffield, UK.
    53. 53. ArchAtlas
    54. 54. ArchAtlas
    55. 55. CivilWarData150: deep mapping history► A collaborative project to share and connect Civil War related data across local, state and federal institutions during the four year sesquicentennial of the American Civil War.► The project will utilize Linked Open Data to find and create connections between archives and help increase the discovery of these resources by researchers and the general public alike.
    56. 56. ConflictHistory.com utilizes the Freebase APIand Google Maps Flash to present a dynamic view of the history of war.
    57. 57. CultureSampo: a national deep map► CultureSampo is a Finnish national communal publishing conduit for both institutional memory organizations as well as private citizens.
    58. 58. Finnish Culture on the Semantic Web
    59. 59. Historypin: a community curated map of the world► Historypin is a way for millions of people to come together, from across different generations, cultures and places, to share small glimpses of the past and to build up the huge story of human history.
    60. 60. historypin
    61. 61. historypin
    62. 62. The Megalithic Portal: funded and run by volunteers► A community contributed portal with maps identifying megalithic monuments in the UK, Europe and the World.
    63. 63. TheMegalithicPortal, UK
    64. 64. LookBack Maps: historic photographs on a map► A simple, yet robust way of visually organizing, exploring and engaging in history and historical photographs through web and mobile-based maps. Through the online mapping of high- resolution public photo collections and geotagging technology, Lookbackmaps creates collaborative, standardized views into the past.
    65. 65. LookBack Maps
    66. 66. Historic Churches of Great Britain
    67. 67. The future of digital collections► From closed websites to integrated open web presence► Approaching digital content differently to the physical museum: new models,new structures► Putting digital content where audiences are and ensuring findability► Listening to and building collaborative communities with audiences

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