So now we’ve got all this stuff...

A session at NDF2013

Tuesday 26th November, 2013

11:00am to 11:15am (NZMT)

Ourspace opened in 2008, which means we have about 5 years of content contributed by users. What does this content this look like, outside of how we see it in the exhibition? Can we analyse the content, not only in the context of Ourspace itself, but also in broader terms of user generated projects in general; what type of content do you really get? Could it be considered a new form of collecting, and how could it relate to programmes of work involving co-creation and outreach, and intangible cultural heritage? How do we decide what is ‘worthy’ of consideration for the permanent collections, what is the criteria, the process? What do we do with the remainder? What was the contributor’s original expectation, do they already think they have been ‘collected’? Do they even want their images to be permanently collected? What are the description and preservation implications?

These are all big questions that need to be addressed, preferably at the start of a project, but this presentation will give a quick overview of some of them using the content gathered by Ourspace as an example.

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Adrian Kingston

Adrian Kingston is Digital Collection Senior Analyst at Te Papa. He works on providing access to, and preserving the digitised and digital collections.

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Time 11:00am11:15am NZMT

Date Tue 26th November 2013


Soundings Theatre, Te Papa Tongarewa

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