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Re: MCG Digest - 12 Nov 2012 to 13 Nov 2012 (#2012-226)

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Hi All,
I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who took the time to reply to my query re: Online collections databases.All very useful and certainly given me a lot to research!
Kind Regards,
Andrea




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There are 13 messages totaling 1003 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. Online collections databases (10)
  2. Google Apps
  3. Vacancy East Midlands
  4. UKMW12: Strategica​lly Digital has nearly sold out, don't miss out on your
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Date:    Tue, 13 Nov 2012 12:46:56 +0000
From:    andrea hallaway <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Online collections databases


Dear All,

I'm wondering if
anyone can help - I'm currently working on a viability project on whether to
update/replace the Wiltshire Council owned website 'Wiltshire Treasures' (an
online collections database for Wiltshire museums). I have started
investigating existing online collections database platforms and have so far
found Europeana, Modes Users Association, Orangeleaf, Historypin, Museum Sites,
Culture Grid and e-Hive. Does anyone have any other website
recommendations,  suggestions,
experience of using sites like these, or have decided not to for various
reasons? I would be very interested in getting in touch with you if so.
Many thanks,
Andrea Hodgkin

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Date:    Tue, 13 Nov 2012 13:10:22 +0000
From:    Mike Ellis <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: Online collections databases

Hi Andrea

Nick posted this a while back - it's a really excellent comparison of various systems:

http://www.collectionslink.org.uk/softwaresurvey

cheers

Mike

_____________________________


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We do nice web stuff: http://thirty8.co.uk  

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On 13 Nov 2012, at 12:46, andrea hallaway <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> 
> Dear All,
> 
> I'm wondering if
> anyone can help - I'm currently working on a viability project on whether to
> update/replace the Wiltshire Council owned website 'Wiltshire Treasures' (an
> online collections database for Wiltshire museums). I have started
> investigating existing online collections database platforms and have so far
> found Europeana, Modes Users Association, Orangeleaf, Historypin, Museum Sites,
> Culture Grid and e-Hive. Does anyone have any other website
> recommendations,  suggestions,
> experience of using sites like these, or have decided not to for various
> reasons? I would be very interested in getting in touch with you if so.
> Many thanks,
> Andrea Hodgkin
> 
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Date:    Tue, 13 Nov 2012 13:32:39 +0000
From:    Tony Crockford <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: Online collections databases

On 13 Nov 2012, at 12:46, andrea hallaway wrote:
> 
> Does anyone have any other website
> recommendations,  suggestions,
> experience of using sites like these, or have decided not to for various
> reasons? I would be very interested in getting in touch with you if so.

There are a number of other companies who can create a tailored system for you, you haven't given any indication of your selection criteria, but sometimes what you want won't be available off the shelf and an experienced company will often be able to provide exactly what you need, often for the same level of investment.

I work with a company that builds bespoke online collection systems and they're also exploring adapting off the shelf content management systems like WordPress and Drupal to present heritage collections online.

If you have a pre-exisiting collections management system that might have a web enabling module.

Many years ago we developed a bespoke system for torbytes.com (long since neglected, more's the pity, when it became an in-house project at the end of it's funding)

I'd be happy to chat off-list about how a tailored system based on Open Source technologies might be a better bet than a one size fits all off the shelf package.

Kind regards

Tony

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Date:    Tue, 13 Nov 2012 13:53:49 -0000
From:    Nick Poole <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: Online collections databases

Dear Andrea, 

My presentation at the forthcoming UK Museums on the Web conference (http://museumscomputergroup.org.uk/2012/10/26/programme-for-ukmw12/) will provide a review of as many of the different online collections sharing platforms (as opposed to collections management systems) as I can find. The idea is to look at them in terms of their return on investment for your effort in sharing content through them. 

I hope this is useful, all best, 

Nick 

-----Original Message-----
From: Museums Computer Group [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of andrea hallaway
Sent: 13 November 2012 12:47
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Online collections databases


Dear All,

I'm wondering if
anyone can help - I'm currently working on a viability project on whether to update/replace the Wiltshire Council owned website 'Wiltshire Treasures' (an online collections database for Wiltshire museums). I have started investigating existing online collections database platforms and have so far found Europeana, Modes Users Association, Orangeleaf, Historypin, Museum Sites, Culture Grid and e-Hive. Does anyone have any other website recommendations,  suggestions, experience of using sites like these, or have decided not to for various reasons? I would be very interested in getting in touch with you if so.
Many thanks,
Andrea Hodgkin

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Date:    Tue, 13 Nov 2012 13:58:51 +0000
From:    Mike Ellis <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: Online collections databases

Will it just be one slide that says "Wikipedia"?

:-)

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* My book: http://heritageweb.co.uk *



On 13 Nov 2012, at 13:53, Nick Poole <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Dear Andrea, 
> 
> My presentation at the forthcoming UK Museums on the Web conference (http://museumscomputergroup.org.uk/2012/10/26/programme-for-ukmw12/) will provide a review of as many of the different online collections sharing platforms (as opposed to collections management systems) as I can find. The idea is to look at them in terms of their return on investment for your effort in sharing content through them. 
> 
> I hope this is useful, all best, 
> 
> Nick 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Museums Computer Group [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of andrea hallaway
> Sent: 13 November 2012 12:47
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Online collections databases
> 
> 
> Dear All,
> 
> I'm wondering if
> anyone can help - I'm currently working on a viability project on whether to update/replace the Wiltshire Council owned website 'Wiltshire Treasures' (an online collections database for Wiltshire museums). I have started investigating existing online collections database platforms and have so far found Europeana, Modes Users Association, Orangeleaf, Historypin, Museum Sites, Culture Grid and e-Hive. Does anyone have any other website recommendations,  suggestions, experience of using sites like these, or have decided not to for various reasons? I would be very interested in getting in touch with you if so.
> Many thanks,
> Andrea Hodgkin
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Date:    Tue, 13 Nov 2012 14:08:40 +0000
From:    Jana Wedekind <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: Online collections databases

Dear Andrea,

our company IN2 is developing ON:meedi:a and FollowThePlace, two web applications I thought might be useful for your task at hand.

ON:meedi:a is a web-based ecosystem for managing, processing and publishing multimedia. Among others, this platform allows content holders, archives and creatives to annotate and enrich their content, publish interactive collections for different purposes for example as virtual exhibitions or guided tours. It can be integrated into existing legacy systems. We presented it at the OpenCulture this year: http://prezi.com/xf88rcezzbhe/open-culture-onmeedia-customised-curated-cross-platform-content-compilations/.

Followtheplace is also a web application where users can upload and share geo-tagged photos and promote so specific places and events. If the photos are not geotagged we provide an easy to use facility to geotag them.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about our solutions. I hope this is useful to you.

All the best,
Jana

On 13 Nov 2012, at 12:46, andrea hallaway wrote:

> 
> Dear All,
> 
> I'm wondering if
> anyone can help - I'm currently working on a viability project on whether to
> update/replace the Wiltshire Council owned website 'Wiltshire Treasures' (an
> online collections database for Wiltshire museums). I have started
> investigating existing online collections database platforms and have so far
> found Europeana, Modes Users Association, Orangeleaf, Historypin, Museum Sites,
> Culture Grid and e-Hive. Does anyone have any other website
> recommendations,  suggestions,
> experience of using sites like these, or have decided not to for various
> reasons? I would be very interested in getting in touch with you if so.
> Many thanks,
> Andrea Hodgkin
> 
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Date:    Tue, 13 Nov 2012 14:14:19 +0000
From:    James Morley <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: Online collections databases

I think Nick's distinction between platforms and systems is important -
when you posted the original question I tried to put that exact issue into
words and he has summed it up in just two!

If you're looking for platforms then the list is endless - for starters you
should certainly add Flickr, Pinterest etc. I'm doubly glad I'm going to
UKMW2012 now as I'll be fascinated to see Nick's presentation about these.
You might do as well to build a simple matrix of your required features and
audiences, and equally of their requirements - for example if not all items
can be geotagged that rules out Historypin (and others, like newcomer
Findery); if not all items have images then that rules out Flickr ...

You could end up concluding that none of them fit the bill, and then you'll
be back to a web-enabled system. But even if that is the case don't rule
out putting certain curated sets on carefully targeted platforms.

My 2p!

James




On Tue, Nov 13, 2012 at 1:53 PM, Nick Poole <[log in to unmask]>wrote:

> Dear Andrea,
>
> My presentation at the forthcoming UK Museums on the Web conference (
> http://museumscomputergroup.org.uk/2012/10/26/programme-for-ukmw12/) will
> provide a review of as many of the different online collections sharing
> platforms (as opposed to collections management systems) as I can find. The
> idea is to look at them in terms of their return on investment for your
> effort in sharing content through them.
>
> I hope this is useful, all best,
>
> Nick
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Museums Computer Group [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of
> andrea hallaway
> Sent: 13 November 2012 12:47
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Online collections databases
>
>
> Dear All,
>
> I'm wondering if
> anyone can help - I'm currently working on a viability project on whether
> to update/replace the Wiltshire Council owned website 'Wiltshire Treasures'
> (an online collections database for Wiltshire museums). I have started
> investigating existing online collections database platforms and have so
> far found Europeana, Modes Users Association, Orangeleaf, Historypin,
> Museum Sites, Culture Grid and e-Hive. Does anyone have any other website
> recommendations,  suggestions, experience of using sites like these, or
> have decided not to for various reasons? I would be very interested in
> getting in touch with you if so.
> Many thanks,
> Andrea Hodgkin
>
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Date:    Tue, 13 Nov 2012 14:48:02 +0000
From:    "REYNOLDS, Trevor" <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: Online collections databases

Hi Andrea 

Your list includes a number of systems/organisations which do very different things:

Europeana & Culture Grid:  aggragate data about items from other organisations (the items have to already have to be on the web somewhere else)
Modes Users Association:  sell and support collections management systems which can output content for use on a web site
Orangeleaf: are website developers who will build you whatever you want
Historypin is a social media site
E-Hive: is a "cloud" collections management system for museums and others which will, if you want, public web access to object records

The first question to ask is what do you and the museums want to achive?   Things that you might want achive:

    A place where residents and visitors to Wiltshire can search all the county's collections
    A mechanism for putting collections on line for those organisations who don't have the capacity to put their own collections on line
    A source of collections records for others to aggregate or reuse
    A somewhere where organisations can manage their collections (either replacing their existing systems or because they don't have one)
    Somewhere where the public can comment on collections

Once you have a fairly good idea of what you want to achieve you can then start comparing how well different approaches deliver.

Trevor Reynolds
Collections Registrar, English Heritage
tel: +44 (0) 1904 601905.  37 Tanner Row, York, YO1 6WP

-----Original Message-----
From: Museums Computer Group [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of andrea hallaway
Sent: 13 November 2012 12:47
To: REYNOLDS, Trevor
Subject: Online collections databases


Dear All,

I'm wondering if
anyone can help - I'm currently working on a viability project on whether to update/replace the Wiltshire Council owned website 'Wiltshire Treasures' (an online collections database for Wiltshire museums). I have started investigating existing online collections database platforms and have so far found Europeana, Modes Users Association, Orangeleaf, Historypin, Museum Sites, Culture Grid and e-Hive. Does anyone have any other website recommendations,  suggestions, experience of using sites like these, or have decided not to for various reasons? I would be very interested in getting in touch with you if so.
Many thanks,
Andrea Hodgkin

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Date:    Tue, 13 Nov 2012 14:54:55 +0000
From:    Mike Ellis <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: Google Apps

Don't think I ever said thanks to everyone for getting back to me about Google Apps. Thanks - useful!

Mike

_____________________________


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On 7 Nov 2012, at 19:12, Adrian Cooper <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Hi Mike
> 
> I've just set up Google Apps for Education for the Paul Mellon Centre in Bedford Square.
> 
> best
> Adrian
> -------------------------------------------------
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> 
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> intelligent heritage
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> London
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> 
> On 7 Nov 2012, at 15:09, Mike Ellis <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
>> Hey all
>> 
>> Are any of your museums using Google Apps for email/calendaring etc?
>> 
>> Would be good to know any issues you've had re politics / installation / technical / migration…
>> 
>> thanks!
>> 
>> Mike
>> 
>> _____________________________
>> 
>> 
>> Mike Ellis 
>> 
>> We do nice web stuff: http://thirty8.co.uk  
>> 
>> * My book: http://heritageweb.co.uk *
>> 
>> 
>> 
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Date:    Tue, 13 Nov 2012 15:21:28 +0000
From:    Paul Groves <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: Online collections databases

Hi Andrea,

For recent online collections work* at the Ashmolean Museum we've worked
successfully with Keepthinking (http://www.keepthinking.it/), and use their
content/collection management system "Qi" (http://www.keepthinking.it/qi),
though we're using the latter mostly as a content management system, rather
than as our main collections management system, bringing in our collections
data from Zetcom's MuseumPlus 5.5.

* e.g. http://jameelcentre.ashmolean.org and http://ruskin.ashmolean.org

We still in the process of migrating to the latest version of "Qi", but it
seems impressive so far,

regards

Paul

On Tue, Nov 13, 2012 at 12:46 PM, andrea hallaway <
[log in to unmask]> wrote:

>
> Dear All,
>
> I'm wondering if
> anyone can help - I'm currently working on a viability project on whether
> to
> update/replace the Wiltshire Council owned website 'Wiltshire Treasures'
> (an
> online collections database for Wiltshire museums). I have started
> investigating existing online collections database platforms and have so
> far
> found Europeana, Modes Users Association, Orangeleaf, Historypin, Museum
> Sites,
> Culture Grid and e-Hive. Does anyone have any other website
> recommendations,  suggestions,
> experience of using sites like these, or have decided not to for various
> reasons? I would be very interested in getting in touch with you if so.
> Many thanks,
> Andrea Hodgkin
>
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Date:    Tue, 13 Nov 2012 15:53:32 -0000
From:    "WENDY SUDBURY (latest)" <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Vacancy East Midlands

Readers of this list may know people who could be interested in this position. Further details from Rachel Haynes ([log in to unmask]) 
The Cotesbach Educational Trust (CET) is seeking a part time

PROJECT DIRECTOR (28 hours per week)

£32,000 pro rata

Cotesbach Educational Trust, a registered charity, is renovating an 18th Century Schoolhouse and associated buildings, located on Cotesbach Estate,  to provide a heritage and environment education resource centre.  This exciting project aims to provide public access to a wealth of heritage resources, and in particular to promote these resources to schools,youth and specialist interest groups centred on heritage, the environment and the arts.  The project has received a major grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to complete the building work, along with support from a number of trusts, foundations and other local supporters. The capital project is underway and scheduled for completion in Spring 2013 when the centre will be open to the public.  

As part of the preparation work for submitting the HLF Stage Two funding bid, the Trustees have undertaken a detailed feasibility study which includes the preparation of a five year Business Plan and Activity Plan.  We are now seeking a Project Director to lead the development and implementation of project activities, including the setting up of the education programmes, and ensuring the ongoing sustainability of the project.  A large element of the revenue requirements for the first year of activities, including funding for this post, has already been secured. 

The successful applicant will have a degree or equivalent and will have at least 3 years of experience of project management and/or working in a start-up situation; an awareness of how the project could benefit young people and contribute to national curriculum programmes of study; financial management skills; and the communication skills to promote the project to a wider range of external stakeholders and develop a range of new partnerships.

The post-holder will be expected to work from home, visiting the Cotesbach site as required and at least once per week, during the initial period while the buildings are being completed.  

For further information about the Cotesbach Education Trust, and a job description please follow this link: http://cotesbachschoolhouse.org.uk/

Applications are invited by CV, with an accompanying letter to be sent to [log in to unmask] with a closing date of Friday 30th November.  Interviews will be held on December 17th. 

Posted by Wendy Sudbury
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Fax:  +44 (0) 207 723 7077
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Date:    Tue, 13 Nov 2012 20:49:07 +0000
From:    Mia <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: UKMW12: Strategica​lly Digital has nearly sold out, don't miss out on your place!

Dear MCGers,

UKMW12 tickets have nearly sold out and I'd hate for some of our
traditional attendees to miss out, so this is a brief reminder to get
your tickets *soon*.

Cheers, Mia

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UKMW12, the Museums Computer Group's annual Museums on the Web
conference, will be held at the Wellcome Collection in London on 30
November 2012.

UKMW12 is about being ‘strategically digital’.  Responding to the
issues faced by museums today, it's an opportunity to take a step back
from the everyday and think strategically about the impact of the
digital revolution on your museum and on the sector as a whole,
including themes such as: digitally enabling the modern museum and
its staff; sustaining the digital agenda and the realities of digital
strategies and organisational change; and the complexities of digital
engagement and the impact of social media on audience expectations.

UKMW12 brings together speakers from organisations including the Tate,
the V&A, UCL, King's College, the Guardian, Strategic Content
Alliance, Collections Trust and Caper who'll share their hard-won
lessons about implementing digital strategies in museums, and the
realities of working with online audiences and platforms.

As always, UK Museums on the Web is a day for being inspired by the
latest ideas, for learning from case studies grounded in organisations
like yours, and for networking with other technologists, curators,
managers, academics, learning and marketing specialists in the museum
and heritage sector.

Don't miss out!  Book your ticket now at http://ukmw12.eventbrite.co.uk

Find out more about the conference at http://bit.ly/ukmw12

Cheers, Mia

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Date:    Tue, 13 Nov 2012 23:10:22 +0000
From:    Linda Ellis <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: Online collections databases

Andrea

We use orangeleaf's collections base system to create our black country history website. Http://blackcountryhistory.org.uk  The system aggregates data from 10 different  partners collections databases and allows users of the website to seamlessly search the collections.  If you want to contact me off list  I am  happy to discuss how it works for us.

Linda Ellis
Wolverhampton musrums, galleries and archives.
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Tel 01902 552055
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Sent: 13 November 2012 12:46
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Subject: Online collections databases

Dear All,

I'm wondering if
anyone can help - I'm currently working on a viability project on whether to
update/replace the Wiltshire Council owned website 'Wiltshire Treasures' (an
online collections database for Wiltshire museums). I have started
investigating existing online collections database platforms and have so far
found Europeana, Modes Users Association, Orangeleaf, Historypin, Museum Sites,
Culture Grid and e-Hive. Does anyone have any other website
recommendations,  suggestions,
experience of using sites like these, or have decided not to for various
reasons? I would be very interested in getting in touch with you if so.
Many thanks,
Andrea Hodgkin

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