Culture Grid presentation to MLA

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Presentation to MLA staff about the development and application of the Culture Grid

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Culture Grid presentation to MLA

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  2. 2. The big idea: creating opportunities for learning, creativity & entertainment by making museum, library and archive content available to and usable by everyone, everywhere.<br />
  3. 3. The story....<br />
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  7. 7. In 2009, 70% of all UK households are online<br />76% of the adult UK population has accessed the Internet in the past 3 months<br />64% of this population regularly purchase goods or services online<br />Online retail accounted for £222bn of transactions in 2008<br />£106bn of this was spent on leisure activity, travel and tourism<br />This is the mass-market<br />
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  9. 9. The museum, archive and library story....<br />
  10. 10. In the Beginning...<br />
  11. 11. 1970’s<br />Thou shalt<br />Acquire<br />Everything<br />
  12. 12. 1980’s<br />Thou shalt<br />Document<br />Everything<br />
  13. 13. 1990’s<br />Thou shalt<br />Digitise<br />Everything<br />
  14. 14. The result?<br />
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  16. 16. ...supply<br />Demand...<br />
  17. 17. ...supply<br />...meets...<br />Demand...<br />
  18. 18. 2010’s<br />Thou shalt<br />Connect<br />Everything<br />
  19. 19. How it works<br />
  20. 20. Museum<br />Library<br />Archive<br />
  21. 21. Databases<br />Websites<br />Catalogues<br />PUT THEIR CONTENT INTO<br />Museum<br />Library<br />Archive<br />
  22. 22. Our database<br />FROM WHERE WE AGGREGATE IT INTO<br />Databases<br />Websites<br />Catalogues<br />PUT THEIR CONTENT INTO<br />Museum<br />Library<br />Archive<br />
  23. 23. Our database<br />PRESERVE IT<br />Digital Archive<br />FROM WHERE WE AGGREGATE IT INTO<br />Databases<br />Websites<br />Catalogues<br />PUT THEIR CONTENT INTO<br />Museum<br />Library<br />Archive<br />
  24. 24. For free, open re-use<br />With mass-media partners<br />SHARE IT<br />Our database<br />PRESERVE IT<br />Digital Archive<br />FROM WHERE WE AGGREGATE IT INTO<br />Databases<br />Websites<br />Catalogues<br />PUT THEIR CONTENT INTO<br />Museum<br />Library<br />Archive<br />
  25. 25. To real consumers!<br />DELIVER IT<br />For free, open re-use<br />With mass-media partners<br />SHARE IT<br />Our database<br />PRESERVE IT<br />Digital Archive<br />FROM WHERE WE AGGREGATE IT INTO<br />Databases<br />Websites<br />Catalogues<br />PUT THEIR CONTENT INTO<br />Museum<br />Library<br />Archive<br />
  26. 26. The majority of the costs of developing the Culture Grid have been paid for by the European Commission. <br />Collections Trust, MLA and Museums Galleries Scotland have also invested in it.<br />
  27. 27. What are we doing with it now?<br />(The apps)<br />
  28. 28. Delivering the UK contribution to Europeana...<br />...more than 800k records from 80+ participating institutions<br />
  29. 29. Delivering cultural content to the BBC...<br />...20 participating organisations contributing to the BBC Centuryshare Project<br />
  30. 30. Delivering cultural content to Google...<br />...fully indexed and linking back to the institutions<br />
  31. 31. Providing hosted search...<br />...a simple query-builder which lets anyone tailor their own search of cultural content and embed it in their own site<br />
  32. 32. Supporting collections mapping & subject specialism...<br />...providing the Culture Grid as a platform for Museums Galleries Scotland, Inspire, Reading Agency and a range of others to map and share their collections<br />
  33. 33. Delivering Cultural Content into Wikipedia...<br />...enabling Wikimedians to embed and enrich cultural content in their articles<br />
  34. 34. Who likes it?<br />
  35. 35. Tim Berners-Lee (Linked Data Czar)<br />Sion Simon (Creative Industries Minister)<br />Ed Vaizey(Shadow Culture Minister)<br />EMI<br />Wikipedia<br />Flickr<br />Outside of New Zealand, this is world-beating technology delivering public value.<br />
  36. 36. The possibilities are infinite<br />

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