My presentation to the Discovering Collections Discovering Connections conference in November 2016
A presentation to the Open Data Summit in 2015 on the release of the BBC’s Shakespeare Archive Resource
My Friday lunchtime lecture at the Open Data Institute from May 20 2016 The cultural sector is one of the UK’s strongest assets. It encompasses world-leading broadcasters and some of the best museums and art galleries globally; their collections contain objects that are as important as anything in any other collection in the world. Most … More Opening the cultural archives
It was lovely to be asked by my former colleagues Justin Spooner and Matthew Shorter who run a really interesting agency called Unthinkable to write a post on content discovery for their blog. It caused me to reach for a childhood experience and mix that with my seven year old daughter’s obsession with Roald Dahl’s Matilda … More Become the friendly librarian of your content
As External Relationships Manager for the Research and Education Space, I published a blog post on the RES blog at the affect changes to the PSI Directive are having on cultural institutions, one year on. I’ve reposted it here. It’s just over a year since the snappily titled ‘The Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2015’ came into … More How is the cultural sector responding to changes in PSI regulations, one year on?
This is the second of a series of posts I wrote looking at the issue of licensing. Here I examine the pros and cons of open licensing vs. non-commercial licensing, focusing on how cultural institutions can license their digital assets … More The pros and cons of open licensing vs. non-commercial licensing
This is the first of two posts written about licensing. It looks at how best to license your catalogue data so that collections are more visible via open products, like Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons. … More Open data, the digital equivalent of letting visitors in for free