Rapidly changing cloud computing environment requires associated developments in standards and policy of which PROV has already done a lot of work. A cloud policy specific to digital storage for public/distributed collections is needed. An ‘Arts’ cloud that can ‘talk’ to other data sets/contributors is needed i.e. federated and replicated to all states and territories (rigorous backup protection default).
Establish national framework for best practise - Need to set up a National Framework for best practice digital culture that can support baseline development in a rapidly changing application environment.
There is need of an open platform to launch content, eg Digital NZ
Identify current issues which can be described through collections & partner with creative communities to create new content. Work with creative communities to explore new approaches to current issues. Use collections to illustrate this endeavour. Take the Australian Museum's Climate Change as an example. In many ways, this is a curated public discussion around current issues. How could this be broadened to create new ...more »
This would help in the sharing of information but also mitigate risk of out of copyright works. Perhaps a "copyright hotline"?
Measure openness of collection metadata: what percentage of collection metadata is available in open, machine-readable formats. This could be measured against the five star deployment scheme for Linked Open Data and the 4 star classification-scheme for linked open cultural metadata developed at the LOD-LAM (Linked Open Data in Libraries, Archives and Museums) summit recently.
Measure accessibility of collections: measure the accessibility online but also across different languages, disability requirements, low bandwidth, etc.
Deposit legislation is extended to audiovisual and digital materials so cultural institutions can easily and legally harvest works distributed by broadcast and the internet. It could also ensure that they are legally able to undertake the preservation copying of materials that may otherwise be prevented by legal or technical piracy protections.
CAMD would suggest that the NCP draft goals be expanded to include a goal which aims to promote a dynamic cultural heritage that is preserved, easily accessed and continually developed and which faciltates cultural connection and expression for all Australians. Australia's major museums play a crucial role, in collaboration with Indigenous communities, in protecting and promoting understanding in Australia and abroad ...more »
CAMD would urge that the NCP embrace a broader concept of culture which acknowledges the importance to cultural and creative life of 'cultural memory' and the cultural collections which sustain, interpret and develop it. Culture as a concept is much broader than the arts alone. Culture covers both the tangible and intangible aspects of life which give us our identity and sense of self. Culture includes beliefs, traditions, ...more »
National Standards for Disaster Management. The 2011 Floods made it clear how atmoised disaster management was across the GLAM sector. Adivise on handling and managing of flood affected objects differed from institution to institution and state to state. In addition each state and sector represented itself first with no-one officially responsible for handling the overview of the situation, attempts were made by CAN but ...more »
Exploring the possiblities of GeoCommons for publically mapping out our Australian Cultural Institutions and for managing events like the Queensland Floods.
Measure collaborative public engagement efforts: Beyond just measuring how the 'audience' is consuming 'our' collections - measure the volume of cultural output created *with* the public. This would cover user contribution, participation, reuse and knowledge augmentation that was coming from outside the institutions.
Strategies for preserving content that is born digital - as it is equally important as preserving other cultural content. More and more of Australia's new cultural content is born digital. Many cultural works, including film, sound, computer games, art works, websites, personal records, government records, literature, etc., are created digitally, distributed digitally, and often only exist in their digital manifestations. ...more »
International recognition: some measurement based on international demand, interaction with and collaboration with Australian cultural heritage
Policies that support citizen-centric approach to online experience of GLAMs: Aggregation of information from GLAMs about events, artefacts, exhibitions, etc to make it easier to look for all GLAM related events relevant to a particular area. Would also help GLAMs collaborate. Eg - If I am interested in Ned Kelly or Phar Lap, then all the books, photos, artefacts etc are linked together online. I don't have to fly all ...more »
Measure creation of digital content/digitisation, online engagement/"visits", user engagement/reuse of artefacts, "usability" of artefacts: Most of the larger museums are currently structured around workflows which are focused on getting people through their doors using a very 20th century model of exhibition development. This sees resources heavily weighted to the production, designing, and marketing of exhibitions and ...more »
Support the inhouse skills development and support for technology in GLAMS – eg The Geek in Residence model for bringing technology skills to cultural heritage http://www.residentgeeks.net/
Cross GLAM collaboration structure - In-GLAM agreement as to how each part of GLAM forms an important node in a network and not each institution as individual operators.
They present a great way of fleshing out ideas. however capacity to make solutions scalable & long-term demands support
I've met very few people in academia who have degrees in Research Development and Commercialisation. Nor have I met many who have experience in commercialising content. It may be the case that I've spent too much time with Humanities and Arts academics but then again, it is the HASS sector that we are, for the most part, describing here. I'm going out on a limb, but I'm going to suggest that the GLAM sector doesn't have ...more »
Are cultural institutions really about generating income from collection, or how many people walk through the doors? Need to look into new measures of success and business models to sustain work of GLAMs whilst responding to community needs.
Create strategies to support the international promotion of Australian cultural heritage and digital collection innovations - If I had a dollar for every time someone in the sector told me that their marketing was done by "someone else" I wouldn't have to keep writing blog posts. I'd be lying on a beach somewhere. Why would the promotion of innovative processes be undertaken by others? Why would marketing and promotion ...more »
Need funding and strategies to be put in place for digitisation of cultural heritage. If the digitisation strategy targets both preservation *and* access, then that may help. NCP should fund cultural institutions to do work, not policy people or consultants, otherwise skills lost. The need for funding has been made clear to government including through the report of Professor John Quiggan to Gov 2.0. He concluded that ...more »
If you're still reading you may suddenly feel a rush of terror at the suggestion of decoupling content creation from distribution. I can offer an example: A History of the World in 100 Objects. 100 x 15min podcasts co-created by the British Museum and the BBC, distributed on both their platforms and, importantly, Itunes. Why Itunes? Here's why... "The podcast has had over 18 million downloads worldwide in 2010. Initial ...more »