MCN – Keynote

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MCN – Keynote

[In this series of posts, Gemma’s been ‘live blogging’ from the MCN 2010 conference, ‘I/O: The Museum Inside-Out/Outside-In’ in Austin, Texas. The nature of live blogging means her notes are necessarily hurried, but she’s posting so that MCGers who can’t be at the conference can still follow along with the conference from the UK. You […]

Live blogging from Gemma at MCN

I’m currently in Austin at the MCN’s the Museum inside out/outside in conference.  And here you can read my live blogging of the following sessions: 28/10/10 Dr Larry Johnson’s keynote addresss Engaging the Audience: understanding visitor’s needs Look here case study Opensource The nature of live blogging means that these are rough notes but I’m […]

Web Preservation the UKOLN way

I’m Marieke Guy and I’m a research officer at UKOLN. UKOLN is a centre of excellence in digital information management based at the University of Bath. Although we have library roots (we used to be the UK Office for Library and Information Networking) and are now primarily funded by the JISC who provide leadership in […]

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 […]

A local authority museum’s path to Facebook

[This week guest poster Rick Lawrence, Digital Media Officer for the Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery (RAMM), shares his museum’s journey to a public Facebook page.] Following a discussion at our Spring Meeting in Birmingham I agreed I would post an account of how we persuaded our local authority to allow RAMM to […]

‘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 […]

Sober social media, mobile chaos and conversations

[This week’s guest post is written by Shelley Mannion is Digital Learning Programmes Manager at the British Museum’s Samsung Digital Discovery Centre] Four recent events have prompted me to think about trending topics in digital heritage: – Museums and the Web 2010; – Museums, Mobile Devices and Social Media; – MuseumNext; – Museums & Heritage […]

Reviews, Place Pages and Gowalla

[This week’s guest post is written by Frankie Roberto, Experience Designer, Rattle] It’s said that a week is a long time in politics. Right now, in the few days after of a General Election, that’s even more the case. What does the result mean for the UK’s cultural heritage sector? I haven’t a clue. However, […]

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