Archive for the ‘Cultural Heritage’ Category

UKOLN and the Cultural Heritage Sector

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

A brief survey of UKOLN’s long history of engagement with the cultural heritage sector is provided by a feature on the UKOLN Web site. The survey also provides information on our continued involvement in the sector as well as a link to further information on this area of UKOLN activity.

Approaches to Digitisation

Monday, February 7th, 2011

Marieke Guy of UKOLN will give a presentation entitled Other sources of information and next steps at the British Library Preservation Advisory Centre/RLUK Training Day on Approaches to Digitisation to be held on Wednesday 9 February 2011.

Free Social Web Workshop in Leicester for Cultural Heritage Sector

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

Ann Chapman of UKOLN will be running a one-day workshop in Leicester on Tuesday 22 February 2011 entitled The Social Web: Opportunities in Difficult Times. Run in partnership with the School of Museum Studies, University of Leicester, this workshop will consider how Social Web services can help libraries, museums and archives (especially small organisations with limited budgets and technical expertise) deliver services in new ways and reach new audiences. Attendance is free. Registration ends 13 February 2011. Further information and registration are obtainable from the UKOLN Web site.

Social Web Workshops 2011

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

Ann Chapman will be running one-day workshops in Newcastle (26 January),  Manchester (3 February) and Leicester (22 February). Bookings are now open.

Report: Authentication Services for Public Libraries

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

Ann Chapman of UKOLN has provided a report to the MLA entitled Authentication Services for Public Libraries in which she describes the current situation, reviews how single sign-on authentication would benefit public libraries and e-content providers alike, and outlines proposals for a national strategy for the future. This report was commissioned by, and is jointly published by MLA.

Sixty Minutes to Save Libraries

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

Brian Kelly and Nicola McNee will facilitate a session entitled Sixty Minutes to Save Libraries: Gathering Evidence to Demonstrate Library Services’ Impact and Value at the MashSpa event which will be held in the Chapel Arts Centre, Bath on Friday 29 October 2010.

Web Preservation the UKOLN Way

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

A guest blog post by Marieke Guy on UKOLN’s current Web preservation work has been published on the Museums Computer Group blog. The postexternal link looks at UKOLN’s activities for the Cultural Heritage sector as well as recent work on preserving tweets and blogs.

Tap into Bath Preservation Case Study

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

Ann Chapman has written a case study on the archiving of the Tap into Bath Web site. Tap into Bath was a demonstrator project to
create a searchable database of collection-level descriptions as part of the Collection Description Focus work programme back in 2004.
The site is now being archived for future reference.

Treasuring Twitter: The Why and How of Preserving Tweets

Monday, September 6th, 2010

An article written by Marieke Guyexternal link which discusses the preservation of tweets has been published in this month’s FUMSI Magazine. FUMSI, the successor to FreePint, publishes articles designed to support information professionals in their work.

Briefing Paper: Exploiting the Potential of the Social Web

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

A briefing paper entitled Exploiting the Potential of the Social Web has been published by the Association of Independent Museums (AIM)external link. It is now available in PDFexternal link and in a Welsh-language PDF versionexternal link. The paper was written by Brian Kelly, UKOLN, together with Glynis Powell, Museum Development Officer for Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull.