Posted by guestblogger on October 27th, 2009
Nick’s role at the Collections Trust is to work with the Board to provide leadership and direction for the organisation. He is responsible for championing the Collections Trust’s work to many different people, including the government and private-sector partners.
Nick can be contacted by email using email@example.com.
The Collections Trust has a blog called ‘OpenCulture’, dealing with issues of Digital strategy and programmes in museums, archives and libraries.
The blog, is part of OpenCulture, a multi-year joint initiative with Culture24 and the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council.
The aim of OpenCulture is to promote open and participatory approaches to cultural services and new technologies. It includes projects on a number of digital areas, including Digital Inclusion, Digital Preservation and strategies for funding effective digital content. The blog provides information about these subjects, as well as offering museums, libraries and archives an opportunity to feed into current and future activity.
Our blogs, along with the range of other online services we provide, are an excellent way of connecting with the different audiences for our work. Not only can we provide regularly updated information, there is no better way of getting responses to policy development or programmes in realtime and directly from our user community.
Our sector is fast becoming a digital broadcaster and publisher of a huge range of content and services. As we go through this evolution, we think it is vital to capture and share as much of the new knowledge that emerges as possible. The OpenCulture blog gives us an opportunity both to capture and share knowledge in an open and dynamic way that complements online services such as Collections Link.
The OpenCulture blog is the first of a series of blogs provided by the Collections Trust. An International blog details their work on the Europeana project as well as liaison with the European Commission and information about forthcoming funding opportunities. The Collections Trust also provides updates about its work via Twitter at @collectiontrust.