MCG Spring Meeting – with Culture24 – Brighton – 17th June 2011

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MCG Spring Meeting – with Culture24 – Brighton – 17th June 2011

‘Go Collaborate’ MCG Spring Meeting in partnership with Culture24 – Brighton – 17th June Event reports: Jane Finnis’ Notes and take homes from the Museums Computer Group spring meeting Culture24 hosted in Brighton in June 2011 Rhiannon Looseley’s guest post on the Museums at Night blog: Rhiannon Looseley on ‘Go Collaborate,’ the Museums Computer Group spring meeting […]

UK Museums on the Web 2010

Since I’m not a member of the MCG Committee I’m allowed to say this: UK Museums on the Web 2010 was a great success. Not only because it had a record number of attendees in comparison to previous editions, but also because it gave museum professionals the opportunity to be informed and inspired in times […]

UKMW10 – Doing more with less: rising to the digital challenge in difficult times

The Museums Computer Group ‘UK Museums on the Web’ Conference 2010 hosted by the Museum of London Including a joint evening session with Wikimedia UK hosted at the British Museum The hashtag for this event was #ukmw10. Themes of the day: The UK cultural heritage sector is entering a turbulent period. The policy landscape is […]

‘Linking museums’ – event report and next steps

On a recent balmy July evening, a number of people gathered in a pub in London to discuss ‘linking museums’.  Described as ‘a meetup for people interested in the applications of linked data, microformats, RDFa (etc) for museums and the cultural heritage sector’, it was organised and publicised largely over twitter and on the ‘museums […]

Thoughts on the MCG Spring Meeting 2010

[This week’s guest post is by Rhiannon Looseley, E-Learning Officer (Web), Museum of London, and MCG Committee member. It was originally published on her blog] Early (very early) on Thursday morning, I got up and got the 7.03 train from Euston to Birmingham for this year’s Museums Computer Group (MCG) Spring Meeting. The theme of […]

UK Museums on the Web 2009: The everyday web: situated, sensory, social

Today, the Web is becoming increasingly a more multi-sensory place, with new visual interfaces, rich sound content, where content can adapt to our physical location, and even where interactions can be triggered by bodily movement. Likewise, software and services (just like our content) can today move with us. This year UKMW will look at digital heritage in the everyday – situated, sensory, social.

MCG Spring Meeting, 19 May 2009

MCG Spring Meeting, 19 May 2009, Roman Baths and Pump Room, Bath Taking the cultural heritage of the city of Bath as its centre point, our spring meeting will this year explore the challenges of using digital media within iconic historic sites and subjects. Led by the city’s heritage team, but with contributions from the […]

UK Museums on the Web 2008: Integrate, federate, aggregate

David Wilson Library, University of Leicester [campus map] organised by the Museums Computer Group sponsored by Culture 24 How (and why) should museums connect their online collections? Should museums pursue a policy of standardised and heavyweight national integration, or a mixed portfolio of more localised lightweight solutions? Should the sector continue to plan for users visiting […]

UK Museums on the Web 2007: Web Adept

The Web is changing – faster, smarter, more personal, more social. The software that drives it and the usage that shapes it are evolving at a rapid pace. Is the museum sector responding to this evolution? And as visible and trusted providers of rich and unique content might museums have, in fact, an opportunity to […]

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