Digital Britain or Digital Landfill

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Presentation to JISC Digital Content Conference re: the need for a collaborative approach to the future for HE/FE and Culture

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Digital Britain or Digital Landfill

  1. 1. Digital Britain/Digital Landfill<br />The Challenge to Heritage and HE/FE<br />
  2. 2. These slides online at...<br />http://www.slideshare.com/nickpoole<br />Twitter...<br />#presentationFAIL<br />
  3. 3. WAKE UP!!!!!<br />
  4. 4. CV – Nick Poole<br />CEO of Collections Trust<br />National ICT Adviser for Museums, Archives & Libraries Council<br />UK Representative to European Commission on Digitisation<br />Advising UK & international Govt & funders on Digital Strategy<br />Writing at http://openculture.collectionstrustblogs.org.uk<br />
  5. 5. Building Britain’s Future<br />A new European Commission<br />A weak Pound against the Euro<br />A recessionary economy<br />5-10% reduction in public expenditure<br />Increasing emphasis on a ‘Digital Economy’<br />Increased pressure on HE/FE & Heritage to generate value<br />
  6. 6. Digital Britain<br />5 priority areas:<br />Modernising wired & wireless Broadband infrastructure<br />Providing a favourable climate for investment in Digital<br />Securing high-quality public-service content<br />Developing the nation’s Digital skills<br />Securing universal access to Broadband<br />
  7. 7. Treasury Priorities<br />Twin programmes:<br /><ul><li>Public Value Programme
  8. 8. Public Sector Efficiency Programme
  9. 9. Aiming to recoup efficiency savings of approx. £30bn
  10. 10. In addition to Gershon savings of £26.5bn</li></ul>A belief that e-content and e-services can be harnessed to both public value and more efficient use of taxpayer money<br />
  11. 11. We have two options...<br />Option 1: Take the value of the last 10 years of investment in e-content, consolidate it and use it to create a clear, articulate and compelling consumer-facing, market-competitive offer which shows how we’re contributing to a Digital Britain<br />Option 2: Argue amongst ourselves, spend a lot of time talking about STANDARDS and INTEROPERABILITY, and let the last 10 years of digitisation turn into Digital Landfill<br />
  12. 12. 10 problems we share<br />MONEY<br />(what exactly is a Digital Economy?)<br />
  13. 13. 10 problems we share<br />POLITICIANS<br />(all change!)<br />
  14. 14. 10 problems we share<br />TRUST<br />(can I choose the crowd?)<br />
  15. 15. 10 problems we share<br />PROJECTS<br />(Next!)<br />
  16. 16. 10 problems we share<br />MANAGERS<br />(would you like a Business Case with that?)<br />
  17. 17. 10 problems we share<br />COPYRIGHT<br />(aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh)<br />
  18. 18. 10 problems we share<br />USERS<br />(you want to do what with my content??!)<br />
  19. 19. 10 problems we share<br />STRATEGY<br />(everyone’s got one)<br />
  20. 20. 10 problems we share<br />DIGITAL<br />(what is a Digital agenda anyway?)<br />
  21. 21. 10 problems we share<br />MARKETING<br />(if you build it, they probably WON’T come)<br />
  22. 22. The Heritage sector<br />The Heritage sector is becoming a public service broadcaster<br /><ul><li>Public broadcasters can do things which commercial ones can’t because those things may not have a direct economic return
  23. 23. Over £200m invested in heritage/culture sector e-content in 10 years
  24. 24. In spite of this, the level of public investment isn’t sufficient (nor will it ever be) to do the whole job
  25. 25. Cultural heritage organisations are also having to monetise their output to survive</li></li></ul><li>Research Information Network report<br />Discovering Physical Objects, Meeting Researchers Needs (RIN, 2008)<br /><ul><li>Create a Researchers Charter to manage expectations
  26. 26. Connect catalogues and databases together
  27. 27. Put them online (irrespective of completeness)
  28. 28. Connect museum and library databases
  29. 29. Establish a virtuous cycle between Heritage & HE/FE</li></li></ul><li>Our response...<br />Introducing the CULTURE GRID<br /><ul><li>Let a thousand flowers bloom
  30. 30. Aggregate content from everywhere
  31. 31. Syndicate content to a mainstream audience via mass-media
  32. 32. Generate content-based services for specific audiences (eg. researchers)
  33. 33. Worry about copyright when we get sued</li></li></ul><li>Mass-market audiences<br />Mass-market services<br />Grid<br />Cultural databases<br />Sector-specific services<br />Sector-specific audiences<br />
  34. 34. GEEK ALERT!<br />OPEN API OUT<br />RSS/OAI/SYNDICATION OUT<br />SDK (OUT)<br />RIGHTS, USERS & CONTENT MANAGEMENT POLICIES<br />JUST ENOUGH METADATA TO PERFORM<br />DIGITAL ASSET REPOSITORY<br />TAXONOMY, CLASSIFICATION & MANAGEMENT TOOLS<br />RESTfulPERSISTENT URI<br />SWORD<br />OAI<br />SDK (IN)<br />
  35. 35. But we could do more...<br />Joint e-content procurement (JISC Collections)<br />Joint priorities through the UK Research Councils<br />Collaborative prioritisation of Digital Content Creation<br />Collaborative research/scholarship/interpretation<br />Collaborative recycling of the past 10 years of digital content & services<br />Collaborative approaches to licensing & orphan works <br />Be each other’s point of entry for user-generated content<br />A structured, strategic & collaborative approach to e-content<br />Demonstrating how HE/FE & Heritage jointly contribute to a thriving Digital Britain<br />
  36. 36. We are not alone<br />Print media<br />Broadcast media<br />Commercial publishing<br />The Military<br />Supermarkets<br />Corporations<br />
  37. 37. If we don’t<br />Inefficient use of resources<br />Risk of duplication & proliferation<br />Failure to exploit economies of collaboration<br />Dissonant voices at a political and strategic level<br />A decade of Digital Landfill!<br />
  38. 38. A look to the future<br />Computing will be mobile & convergent<br />We’ll abandon wired networks for wireless<br />Data will become a ‘salt and pepper’ commodity<br />Differentiation will be by the addition of value <br />Information ‘silos’ will come to be replaced by channels<br />Everything will syndicate to everything else<br />The vision of linked data across the e-content environment<br />
  39. 39. http://openculture.collectionstrustblogs.org.uk<br />http://www.collectionstrust.org.uk<br />http://www.collectionslink.org.uk<br />

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