Browsing All posts tagged under »museums«

WordPress culture hackday, anyone?

August 18, 2011

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A long and interesting thread on the MCG list prompted a thought – how about a WordPress hack-and-knowledge-sharing-kinda-day for culture? We could talk about stuff like: best approaches and favourite plugins ways to hook into existing systems like Omeka building some simple plugins to interface with CH open data building some simple plugins to interface […]

QR isn’t an end, it’s a means

August 11, 2011

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QR seems to have taken on a bit of a life of its own over the past few weeks. Not only have I seen far more of the codes in the wild, but there seems to be many more people writing about it, many more news articles – and also (which is nice) – lots […]

Strategic digital marketing: don’t be dis(integrated)

December 9, 2010

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I was asked to speak at At-Bristol recently at a gathering of marketing people from theĀ UK Association for Science and Discovery Centres. The topic of choice was strategic marketing. Now, as I made it clear on the day, I’m not – officially, at least – a “marketing person”. Nonetheless, I’ve spent more than a decade […]

Managing and growing a cultural heritage web presence

November 6, 2009

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I’m absolutely delighted (and only slightly scared) to announce that I’ve been commissioned to write a book for Facet Publishing. Ever since I started working with museums online, I’ve felt that there is a need for strategic advice to help managers of cultural heritage web presences. There are of course hundreds of thousands of resources […]

Dear DCMS. Please find our stats.

April 30, 2009

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* An open letter to whoever it may concern at the Department of Culture, Media and Sport * Dear Sir/Madam My attention was drawn recently to a Freedom of Information request which was made to you regarding museum web statistics. The request was made by an ex-colleage and friend of mine, Frankie Roberto, who used […]

(Selling) content in a networked age

April 1, 2009

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I’m just back from Torquay where I’d been asked to speak at the 32nd annual UKSG conference. I first came across UKSG more than a year ago when they asked me to speak at a London workshop they were hosting. Back then, I did a general overview of API’s from a non-technical perspective. This time […]

Creative Spaces – just…why?

March 4, 2009

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There’s been a fair bit of buzz around the launch of the NMOLP (National Museums Online Learning Project) – now apparently renamed as “Creative Spaces” for launch. I’ve known about this project for a long while – when I was at the Science Museum, very initial discussions were taking place at the V&A about how […]