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Implementing a national ict strategy for scotland s museums dylan edgar ict adviser

ImplementingA national ICT strategyfor Scotland’s museums

Dylan Edgar, ICT Adviser


Who was involved in the project

Who was involved in the project?


What do we want to achieve

What do we want to achieve?

Building

capacity

Increasing

users

Improving

performance

Driving

up quality


Four areas of priority

Four areas of priority

Users

Infrastructure

Software systems

Skills

We set strategic goals in each priority area…


Implementing the strategy

Research

(‘what’?)

Consult

(‘how’?)

Implement

Outcomes

Increasing

users

Building

capacity

Actions

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  • ---

  • ----

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ICT strategy goals

3 year action framework

Improving

performance

Driving

up quality

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

Implementing the strategy


Mapping ict in the sector

100

80

% of respondents

60

40

20

0

Web site

Technical support

Broadband

Internet connection

Access to training

Collections management

Local Authority museums

Independent museums

Mapping ICT in the sector


Investing in skills and infrastructure

Investing in skills and infrastructure

  • 100% grants to small museums for ICT equipment and training

  • Around £90,000 in total, distributed between 30 museums

  • This has gone towards…

    • Computers

    • Internet connections

    • Digitisation equipment

    • Collections management software

    • General purpose software

    • Technical support

    • Training


Promoting and celebrating best practice

Promoting and celebrating best practice

  • Ensuring that technology has a positive impact

  • Developing and sharing case studies

  • Promoting best practice through SMC grant

  • programmes


Sharing knowledge about collections

Sharing knowledge about collections

  • Recognising levels of information about museum collections

  • Piloting Collection Level Descriptions with museums

  • Increasing access to collections management systems

  • A national collections development strategy for

  • Scotland’s museums


Promoting standards and building skills

Promoting standards and building skills

  • Guidance and support for museums on implementing technical standards

  • Promoting standards through SMC grant aid

  • MDA partnership agreement

  • A workforce development strategy for the Scottish museums and galleries sector


Supporting learning and access

Supporting learning and access

  • A national learning and access strategy for museums and galleries in Scotland

  • The SSDN


Implementing a national ict strategy for scotland s museums dylan edgar ict adviser

  • Dylan Edgar

  • ICT Adviser, SMC

  • 0131 476 8457

  • [email protected]

  • www.scottishmuseums.org.uk


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