Building an open digital public space

357 views

Published on

The Victorians built vast galleries and museums to house cultural and scientific collections; they were opened to the public and used for educational research. But what are their digital equivalents?Continuing our investigation into Data as Culture, Bill Thompson, technology writer and current head of partnership development for the BBC Archives, guides us through the BBC Archive and what it will take to build an open digital public space and ensure our digital cultural heritage.

Published in: Technology, Business
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
357
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
1
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
5
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide
  • http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Forum_Romanum_Rom.jpg“…access to a digital memory bank, full of digital versions of all sorts of things, would be a way to make everyone a citizen of the digital age. It might also be the only way to get to preserve the past and make it accessible.” Just as a Roman Forum was the centre of cultural life for the Romans so we need to forge out an equivalent ‘centre of culture’ for the digital world.
  • The world's first known movable-type system for printing was created in China around 1040 A.D. by Bi Sheng (990–1051) during the Song Dynasty;[1] following that, the first metal movable-type system for printing was made in Korea during the Goryeo Dynasty (around 1230). This led to the printing of the Jikji in 1377—today the oldest extant movable metal print book. The diffusion of both movable-type systems was, however, limited:[2] They were expensive, and required an enormous amount of labour involved in manipulating the thousands of ceramic tablets, or in the case of Korea, metal tablets required for the extensive Asian alphabets, having thousands of characters.Pictured:Replica of historic item in the Korean Culture Museum in Incheon Airport, South Korea. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Worin_cheon-gang-ji-gok_movable_type_(replica),_1447_-_Korean_Culture_Museum,_Incheon_Airport,_Seoul,_South_Korea_-_DSC00793.JPG
  • “We are working with many other institutions to define and develop a Digital Public Space”
  • So we want to build a Digital Public Space
  • “The initiative offers the BBC and its partners a way of thinking about how to take material that exists in digital form, from television programmes to scanned texts to 3-D models of objects in museums, and make it available to the wider public in a way that will support the aspirations of many different organisations with many different missions.”
  • The Space
  • http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Alexandra_Palace_mast.JPGThe transmission mast above Alexandra Palace, where BBC Television began broadcasting from its studios there in 1936. Uploaded to illustrate BBC One. Taken by me, Paul Hayes, in September 2001.
  • http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Alexandra_Palace_mast.JPGThe transmission mast above Alexandra Palace, where BBC Television began broadcasting from its studios there in 1936. Uploaded to illustrate BBC One. Taken by me, Paul Hayes, in September 2001.
  • Reinventing the wheel for each organisation separatelyhttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Venice_-_Gondoliere_-_4704.jpg
  • Building an open digital public space

    1. 1. Building the Digital Public Space Bill Thompson Head of Partnerships, Archive Development & Tame GeekARCHIVE DEVELOPMENT
    2. 2. The BBC ArchiveARCHIVE DEVELOPMENT
    3. 3. It’s much more than TVARCHIVE DEVELOPMENT
    4. 4. ARCHIVE DEVELOPMENT
    5. 5. Being @BBCbillt ARCHIVE DEVELOPMENT
    6. 6. ARCHIVE DEVELOPMENT
    7. 7. ARCHIVE DEVELOPMENT
    8. 8. In an age of electronicsARCHIVE DEVELOPMENT
    9. 9. ARCHIVE DEVELOPMENT
    10. 10. ARCHIVE DEVELOPMENT Working with Partners
    11. 11. Big questions…• Digitisation • Processes• Architecture • Compliance• Technology • Funding• Identity • Cataloguing• Usable metadata • Rights ARCHIVE DEVELOPMENT
    12. 12. ARCHIVE DEVELOPMENT
    13. 13. ARCHIVE DEVELOPMENT Chronicle
    14. 14. ARCHIVE DEVELOPMENT Paragon
    15. 15. ARCHIVE DEVELOPMENT
    16. 16. ARCHIVE DEVELOPMENT Research & Education Space
    17. 17. The DPS is a lot bigger in the inside… Open Data underpins what we doARCHIVE DEVELOPMENT
    18. 18. And we don’t want toexterminate anybody ARCHIVE DEVELOPMENT
    19. 19. ARCHIVE DEVELOPMENT
    20. 20. Thank youARCHIVE DEVELOPMENT
    21. 21. ARCHIVE DEVELOPMENT

    ×