Speakers: Kathryn Eccles, Research Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford and Mia Ridge, PhD in digital humanities, Department of History, Open University
Moderator: Charlotte S.H. Jensen, web editor, The National Museum of Denmark
Speaker: Mia Ridge, PhD in digital humanities, Department of History, Open University
Read the keynote [http://openobjects.blogspot.dk/2014/03/sharing-is-caring-keynote-enriching.html]
Follow Mia Ridge at @mia_out
Mia is currently researching a PhD in digital humanities (Department of History, Open University), focusing on historians and scholarly crowdsourcing. She has published and presented widely on her key areas of interest including: user experience design, human-computer interaction, open cultural data, audience engagement and crowdsourcing in the cultural heritage sector. Mia was formerly Lead Web Developer at the Science Museum Group, and has worked internationally as a business analyst, digital consultant and web programmer in the cultural heritage and commercial sectors. She is editor of the forthcoming volume ‘Crowdsourcing our Cultural Heritage’ (Ashgate, 2014). She keeps the blog Open Objects [http://openobjects.blogspot.dk/].
Speaker: Kathryn Eccles, Research Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford
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Kathryn’s main interests lie within the field of Digital Humanities, focusing on the impact of new technologies on cultural heritage, and on scholarly behaviour and research. Her current research looks at the role of crowdsourcing in the arts, in particular the potential of new information and communication technologies to promote public engagement with and awareness of museum collections and to elicit new information about users and usage. This AHRC-funded research focused on the project Your Paintings [http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/] as the key case study. Kathryn talks about experiences with crowdsourcing efforts in the cultural heritage sector. More specifically, Kathryn will delve into how the national art-tagging project Your Paintings enhances search-ability and visibility of small and large English collections and the public ownership of shared heritage.
Speaker: Nick Poole, CEO, Collections Trust
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Nick is CEO of the Collections Trust [http://www.collectionstrust.org.uk/] in London, where he is responsible for the strategic direction and management of the organisation. Nick is also the Chair of ICOM UK and of the Europeana Council of Content Providers and Aggregators. Nick advises Governments and agencies in the UK and internationally on issues relating to Culture, and he represents the UK on the European Commission’s Member States Expert Group. He has published and lectured in the UK and worldwide on subjects relating to Collections Management and the legal, economic and ethical issues relating to delivering collections-based services. In this talk, Nick explores why people fall in love with museums, what happens when they do, and how we can build museum services in future that bring even more people into a lasting relationship with the work that we do.