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What do we want from online collections?

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Presentation given at UKMW12, the Museums Computer Group's Museums on the Web
'Strategically Digital' conference, Wellcome Collection, London, November 30, 2012

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What do we want from online collections?

  1. 1. What do we Paul Rowe want from online CEO, Vernon Systems collections? UK Museums on the Web 2012 30th Nov 2012, London My officeSouth Auckland c. 1870http://www.aucklandartgallery.com/the-collection/browse-artwork/7268/south-auckland-landscape
  2. 2. Content
  3. 3. Collections aren’t just objects, they represent knowledgehttp://collection.cooperhewitt.org/media/
  4. 4. Catalogue records will never be perfecthttp://www.brooklynmuseum.org/opencollection/objects/103443
  5. 5. Share what you haveOwaka Museum in NewZealand publishes all oftheir 6,800 records andimages online
  6. 6. Owaka Museum: 75,000 page views per yearhttp://www.nzmuseums.co.nz/account/3021
  7. 7. Channels
  8. 8. http://pinterest.com/aucklandmuseum
  9. 9. http://wellcomebrains.tumblr.com/
  10. 10. EngagementWow, the lady in the back row inthe middle is my great, great, greatgrandma!! This is Jeremiah Callaghan from Boherbue, Cork, Ireland. Buried in the Southern Cemetery, Dunedin (Callahan). Married to Jemima McLeod from Wick, Scotland. Lived 4km south of Owaka on the lake with his sonStriatic on Flickr John and Jeremiah.
  11. 11. Re-use
  12. 12. Consider licences which encourage re-usePowerhouse Museum: Creative Commons licensed photo collectionhttp://www.museumsandtheweb.com/mw2009/papers/bray/bray.html
  13. 13. Copyright is complex – publishing just the data is still worth ithttp://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/shapiro-woman-shielding-her-child-p06558
  14. 14. Sharing data throughprogramming interfaces
  15. 15. TransparencyDire wolf skulls at George C. Page Museum © Pyry MatikainenWikimedia Commons / CC-By-SA 2.5
  16. 16. Clear details about deaccessioninghttp://www.imamuseum.org/art/collections/artwork/teapot--15
  17. 17. http://dmadashboard.org/
  18. 18. Metricshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/mikenan1/1992831000 By Mikenan1 - CC-By-NC-ND 2.0
  19. 19. Statistics to help us better direct our resources
  20. 20. Wonder
  21. 21. http://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/
  22. 22. Make it, share it,learn from it, make it better
  23. 23. Thank youPaul RoweVernon Systems@armchair_caver

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