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The Brooklyn Museum API – Q&A with Shelley Bernstein and Paul Beaudoin

April 16, 2009

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The concept and importance of museum-based API’s are notions that I’ve written about consistently (boringly, probably) both on this blog and elsewhere on the web. Programmatic and open access to data is – IMO – absolutely key to ensuring the long-term success of online collections. Many conversations have been going on about how to make […]

Introducing OneTag

March 24, 2008

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You might have noticed I’ve been a bit quiet on the blog front for the last couple of weeks. This is because I’m having a drive to send some ideas partying and have therefore been knee-deep coding my latest project most evenings. I’ve put together an idea for people who run conferences or events. It’s […]

The progress of content

January 8, 2008

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I’m just helping Brian Kelly author a paper on Openness in Museums for the Museums and the Web conference later in the year. It just stuck me that the movement of content around the web has followed / is following a pattern a little bit like this: Phase I: content held as HTML within sites. […]

Open Education search

September 5, 2007

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As some of you might remember, I put together www.museumcollections.org.uk a while back to demonstrate what could be done for collections searching with next to no cash (a fiver to register a domain), time (20 mins, tops) or effort (cut and paste). Underneath this is Google coop, an implementation of the big G’s search engine […]

Freebase is live

August 26, 2007

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Freebase has now opened its doors to anyone, at least for those who just want to browse and search. Looks like you’ll have to wait a while longer if you’re wanting to contribue. I’m still really interested in what Freebase brings to the party; how it compares and is different to Wikipedia – but most […]

Netvibes universe for NMSI

August 2, 2007

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I got involved with Netvibes a long time ago, first as a user and then briefly when I helped them out with some dodgy English translations. That’s how I came to be invited to set up a Netvibes Universe before the beta was opened to the public. If you haven’t used or come across Netvibes, […]

Why am I learning this stuff?

July 30, 2007

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As I mentioned on a previous post, I smuggled my PC on holiday and had a go at learning Ruby on Rails. I’m not going to spend much time talking about what I think. Needless to say, I had fun starting from knowledge = nil and gently climbing up the learning curve towards knowledge = […]

Museum directory v2.0

July 3, 2007

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In my previous post about the “museum directory” I built at UK Museums on the Web mashup day, I mentioned a museum address CSV file from the 24hr Museum which I planned to put use at a later date. The original source I had contained *really* dodgy data and only about 380 institutions – I’d […]

Thought clarification: JUST DO IT but FOR A REASON

July 2, 2007

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A long and interesting thread broke out on the Museums Computer Group mailing list today about how museums could use Facebook to their best advantage. As I said on the thread – although the question about how Facebook deals with organisations vs individuals is interesting, the key question to me is what we’re trying to […]

Guest post on UK Web Focus

July 1, 2007

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Brian Kelly asked me to do a guest post on his UK Web Focus blog. You can read the post – “Go forth and mash” here.