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Getting ready for City Camp Brighton – Expectations?

Open Data City? Why would that be a good thing? Well, it could mean local services that are good value for money and that really do the best job for you, the user and council tax payer. The Open Data … Continue reading

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Looking outwards: making culture cloud connections

Looking around myself on  train recently, about one in three people were doing something digital. They were blasting eardrums with iPods, checking stock prices, watching videos, playing online role-playing games. Someone was even looking at a culture website! Digital Britain … Continue reading

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New museum web project Creative Spaces sparks debate among web experts

The Museums Computer Group, the major web expert group within the UK museum sector, recently saw a passionate and erudite exchange of emails all provoked by the unveiling of the new Creative Spaces web project. (That’s the Wallace Collection node … Continue reading

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Finding #Darwin – Where’s the Twitter Map?

Just a quick post this morning to follow on from yesterday’s #Darwin fun. While writing yesterday I was looking for the link to the lovely animated Google Earth 5 #uksnow tweet map, and only just found it again, so here … Continue reading

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Jodi Awards 2008 – Full text of Kevin Carey’s keynote speech

Kevin Carey kindly gave his time on December 5 to deliver the keynote address at the Jodi Awards, held once again at the British Museum.  Kevin’s detailed and erudite address is worth reading in full; several guests who were present … Continue reading

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2008 Jodi Awards report: Kevin Carey of RNIB calls for renewed effort to make UK digital culture accessible

The British Museum in London is a really great place to hold the Jodi Awards and we (Jodi judges, presenters and committee) are always thrilled each time the lights go down and the presentations start. There’s a palpable sense of … Continue reading

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Making information work for us: the 2008 Museums Computer Group autumn meeting

It was up there on the screen – a neat but cryptic row of numbers and zeros – but the meaning of the moment dawned quickly. Rob Lansdown of the London Transport Museum outlined how they’d gone back to basics … Continue reading

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This Is Sand – Will Distort Your Diary!

Verity Slater (Arts Council) posted a Facebook link at the weekend to Thisissand, (read ‘this is sand’) a fab new web game supported by a Finnish company.  Be warned – it’s very addictive. By moving around your mouse button and … Continue reading

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Getting museums and galleries together using Facebook in the West Midlands

How are museums using social networks? How can they best use them to reach existing and new audiences? I’m working with Renaissance West Midlands to find out how museums, galleries, libraries and archives can make best use of the latest … Continue reading

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RSS workshop for Museums and the Web 2009 – Indianapolis

Following on from last year’s cool RSS workshop at Montreal by Jim Spadaccini, I’m doing a similar, but less tech-orientated half day session at MW 2009 in Indianapolis. What’s driving it?  Well – you might think, if you’re a culture-savvy … Continue reading

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