Building on experience with Digital Public Library of America content aggregated by Artstor from six museums, and factoring in ideas from the wider community, what might an optimal DPLA Museum Content Hub look like? Making it as efficient as possible for everyone involved to contribute, aggregate, and harvest museum collections metadata may foster the most effective partnerships in service to users.
Build a small digital collections website using Omeka.net and use those collections to create a small online exhibition.
While aggregators such as the DPLA, Google Art Project, and Artstor are increasingly important to the discovery and use of images from museums, many museums struggle with the demands and costs of participation. This session will explore the needs of the museum community for a service (platform, hub, data agent) that might enable museums to contribute once for multiple delivery channels and endpoints. The outcome will ...more »
Trustees in museums and libraries are responsible for guiding the overall program of their institutions. However, they often come from backgrounds other than library science and may have difficulty understanding some of the emerging digital trends and concepts that you would like to implement. If a short course or training could be put together, what would you put in it? If you have already had great success in ...more »
This session, proposed by Nick Poole, CEO of Collections Trust and opening keynote speaker for WebWise 2014, discuss SPECTRUM, a digital asset management scheme and partnership that represents a broad, international network of museum collections standards. Participants will consider the challenges as well as the opportunities for data standards in museum digital collections. More information about SPECTRUM can be ...more »