6A: Museums collaborating with the public - new opportunities for engagement?

A session at OpenTech 2010

Saturday 11th September, 2010

5:00pm to 6:00pm (GMT)

Despite their reputation as bastions of authority, some museums are trying to open up their databases and encouraging re-use and new forms of publication through mashups or asking the public to help make their data more usable through crowdsourced improvements. The task can be difficult, and the rewards uncertain, but I'd like to share some of the lessons I learnt through running the first ever museum mashup competition, Cosmic Collections, and explore the idea that museums have natural allies in the tech communities.

Also in this slot:

the 10:10 campaign - Robin Houston

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Mia Ridge

Doctoral researcher, digital humanities, Open Uni (geospatial, crowdsourcing digitisation); Chair of @ukmcg; into code, UX, history and cultural heritage

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England England, London

11th September 2010

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Time 5:00pm6:00pm GMT

Date Sat 11th September 2010

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