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Glasgow Life - Glasgow Museums - John Ferry

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Flash presentation at a workshop for 'Scotland's National Collections and the Digital Humanities,' a knowledge-exchange project hosted at the University of Edinburgh. 14 Feb. 2014. http://www.blogs.hss.ed.ac.uk/archives-now/

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Glasgow Life - Glasgow Museums - John Ferry

  1. 1. • John Ferry, Digital & New Media Manager, Glasgow Museums Glasgow Life – Glasgow Museums
  2. 2. 1 Social Media Management 2 Riverside 3 Kelvin Hall Project 4 Collections Navigator 5 Glasgow Life Photo Library Digital & New Media at Glasgow Museums
  3. 3. 1 Social Media Management Digital & New Media – Overview
  4. 4. 1 Social Media Management 2 Riverside Digital & New Media – Overview
  5. 5. DIGITAL & NEW MEDIA AT GLASGOW MUSEUMS •Digital as primary form of interpretation •All digital interpretation is for everyone - but every display has a target audience •All address the physical needs preferred learning styles of different audiences •Building on best practice and prototyping •Pushing the boundaries of how digital interpretation is used in museums
  6. 6. • Winner: European Museum of the Year 2013 • Winner: Best Science, Technical, Industrial Museum – European Museum Academy, Micheletti Award 2012 • Winner: Best Customer Experience – Scottish Digital Business Awards 2012 • Winner: Best Engineering Design – Scottish Design Awards 2012 RIVERSIDE MUSEUM
  7. 7. •An object-based, visitor-centred, interdisciplinary, storytelling museum service. •Using digital to engage people’s imaginations & intellects. •Telling the stories that our objects carry. •To think about the past, about issues, to empathize with people different to themselves. DIGITAL & NEW MEDIA - PHILOSOPHY
  8. 8. Primary interpretive types: •Touch interfaces •eStorybooks •Games •Video •Large scale ‘shows’ •Mobile DIGITAL & NEW MEDIA - IN-GALLERY INTERPRETATION
  9. 9. Primary interpretive types: •Touch interfaces •eStorybooks •Games •Video •Large scale ‘shows’ •Mobile DIGITAL & NEW MEDIA - IN-GALLERY INTERPRETATION
  10. 10. Story Player – CMS •Template based CMS •Fully managed and updated in-house •Full suite of staff trained in use •Currently being updated •Features in Kelvin Hall proposal
  11. 11. 1 Social Media Management 2 Riverside 3 Kelvin Hall Project Digital & New Media – Overview
  12. 12. Kelvin Hall Project
  13. 13. Kelvin Hall Project • This project involves the innovative partnership use of a landmark building to create a cultural hub for collections storage, teaching and learning, research and public orientation and engagement, combined with a sports and leisure facility • It aims to bring together the world class collections of the city and university of Glasgow and the national Scottish Screen Archive to create a single cultural and intellectual resource for the public, locally and globally
  14. 14. • Online portal to the collections of Glasgow Museums, The Hunterian and the National Library of Scotland Scottish Screen Archive • The portal aims to become a virtual museum in its own right; access to the collections of all of the museums in Glasgow, not just those housed in Kelvin Hall, providing added value content to support and enhance access for learning, teaching, research and community engagement • The Kelvin Hall Portal project will develop a reliable, scalable and low maintenance site that enables users to search across the collections of Glasgow Museums, The Hunterian and National Library of Scotland Scottish Screen Archive
  15. 15. 1 Social Media Management 2 Riverside 3 Kelvin Hall Project 4 Collections Navigator Digital & New Media – Overview
  16. 16. Collections Navigator Phase 2 • User friendly searching • Currently the Navigator only searches within selected fields on Mimsy XG and does not search for object-based information such as maker; culture; materials; credit line. This will be updated within development for KH • December 2013 to March 2014
  17. 17. Collections Navigator Development Phase 3 Mapping and Aggregating • The ability to search Collection Descriptions with more familiar geographical references such as postcodes • The addition of a map-based interface to the Collections Navigator functionality • The ability to publish the Collections Navigator records through other aggregating services, such as PastMap and GoogleMaps • The ability to cross-search Glasgow Museums’ Collection Descriptions with Glasgow City Archives’ Archival Collection Descriptions
  18. 18. 1 Social Media Management 2 Riverside 3 Kelvin Hall Project 4 Collections Navigator 5 Glasgow Life Photo Library Digital & New Media – Overview
  19. 19. GLASGOW LIFE - DIGITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT SYSTEM – PHOTO LIBRARY. Launching, January 2014 The Glasgow Life Photo Library holds images from the unique collections of Glasgow Museums and Glasgow Libraries. With paintings from all the major European schools - including Old Masters, French Impressionists, Glasgow Boys (and Girls) and the pre-Raphaelites - to social history images and historic photographs of shipbuilding on the Clyde, we offer opportunities to add a fresh look to your product range, publication, project or campaign.
  20. 20. Going Forward • Company investment in our Digital development • Continue to invest in innovations that improve products and services • Expansion of digital interpretive types across temp exhibitions and online • Capital Projects
  21. 21. • John Ferry, Digital & New Media Manager, Glasgow Museums Glasgow Life – Glasgow Museums

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