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  1. Access to Distributed Resources:the 24 Hour Museum SITEM 2004, Paris 4 February 2004 David Dawson, Senior ICT Adviser

  2. Agenda • who we are • 24 Hour Museum and the metasearch project • developing a Common Information Environment

  3. Resource • Museums, Libraries and Archives Council • strategic advisers to Department for Culture, Media and Sport • work with a range of Government Departments • Department for Education and Skills • Department for Trade and Industry • partner in the MINERVA Project • interoperability • including work on European Technical Guidelines

  4. Department for Culture, Media & Sport funds a number of other bodies, such as the British Film Institute Culture Online Resource Museums, Libraries and Archives Council EnglishHeritage NationalMuseums BritishLibrary ArtsCouncil NationalLottery BBC • strategic responsibility for regional museums, archives & libraries • People’s Network • co-funds UKOLN and Digital Preservation Coalition • Cornucopia • 24 Hour Museum • responsibility for the historic environment and archaeology • regional offices in each part of England • National Monuments Register • responsibility for local Sites and Monuments Records each separately funded by DCMS including • British Museum • Tate Gallery • National Gallery • Natural History Museum • Science Museum • V&A • etc funded by DCMS but has a remit for whole of UK runs a Co-operation & Partnership Funding programme co-funds Digital Preservation Coalition has new regional offices active as a funder in all sectors of the arts distributes National Lottery funds in addition to its own budgets Lottery distributors include:- Heritage Lottery Fund – an on-going funding programme New Opportuntities Fund – NOF-digitise programme developed with Resource funded by licence fee paid by TV viewers includes BBCi website is investing £100m in a digital curriculum

  5. People’s Network • funded by National Lottery • €140m to create ICT learning centres in all public libraries • €30m to train all librarians in use of ICT • €80m to create digital learning resources

  6. 24 Hour Museum the metasearch project

  7. 24 Hour Museum • few facts and figures … • 200,000 visitors and 1 million page views a month and rising • 21% of users stay for over 8 minutes • average cost per visitor – €0.15 • 85% of visitors go on to visit a real museum

  8. What the idea is ... • Most common email request from users is for information about objects • 24 Hour Museum does not hold collections! so . . . • enable searching of existing museum collections databases

  9. Benefits • 24 Hour Museum • meeting user needs • developmental step • Museums • more users! • one set of data - integrated into different services • Suppliers • added value service

  10. Interoperability trade-off

  11. DC.Culture • Proposal developed for Minerva • Dublin Core doesn’t work! • DC.Coverage includes • Space • Time • issue recognised in Digicult Report • 4 W’s • Who • What • Where • When • Aquarelle, SCRAN etc etc (CIMI Profile)

  12. Aquarelle Project • EU-funded project • FR, UK, GR • cross-searching of different types of collections • used Z39.50 • still trying to rebuild it!

  13. DC.Culture • Who • CREATOR, PUBLISHER, CONTRIBUTOR, RIGHTS, COVERAGE.Culture, SUBJECT.Person • What • TITLE, SUBJECT, DESCRIPTION, TYPE, FORMAT, IDENTIFIER, SOURCE, LANGUAGE, RELATION, COVERAGE.Culture • Where • COVERAGE.Placename, COVERAGE.CoordinateX, COVERAGE.CoordinateY, COVERAGE.CoordinateSystem • When • COVERAGE.Culture, DATE.BeginDate, Date.EndDate, Date.Period

  14. Metasearch Project the first version

  15. Common Information Environment

  16. Common Information Environment • joining-up services for users • demonstrators under development • health • sense of place • led by the Archaeology Data Service with EDINA • completed in 6 weeks for €30,000 • partners include Resource, JISC, e-Science, Research Councils, NHS and British Library • each sponsored by a different Government Department

  17. Common Information Environment it works – so what next?

  18. Why isn’t it happening? • joined-up thinking • needed at a national level • MINERVA project helping this happen at a European level • MICHAEL – eTen project to implement open source approach to national portals • personalisation vs confidentiality • fear of giving away information to others • fear of losing ‘brand’ identity • proliferation of portals • users want services …

  19. contact details  david.dawson@mla.gov.uk www.mla.gov.uk www.peoplesnetwork.gov.uk