MCG's Museums on the Web 2013: Power to the people
The UK Museums Computer Group's annual Museums on the web (UKMW) conferences have long been the place for high quality presentations and discussions on the matters that are shaping museums online today.
By remaining in touch with the cutting edge of research, the politics of policy, as well as the day-to-day realities of professional work, UKMW continues to appeal to practitioners and academics, technologists and curators, policy makers and the commercial sector – with 100s of delegates from across the sector attending each year. The event has built its reputation on the calibre of its speakers, the affordability and accessibility of its content, as well as the focus of its debate.
|9.30||Registration. Tea and coffee sponsored by Squiz. Game: 'Curate-a-Fact' begins.|
|10:00-10.20||Chair's welcome, venue welcome and sponsor welcome||Mia Ridge, MCG John Stack, Tate Bert Degenhart Drenth, AdLib|
Opening KeynoteLessons the Guardian has learnt about community engagement online
|Laura Oliver, Guardian Community Manager|
|10.50-11.20||Tea and coffee break, sponsored by Squiz. 'Curate-a-Fact' concludes|
Learn and play (inside and outside the organisation)
|First Rule: Talking about Computer Club||Jesse Alter and Simon Delafond, Imperial War Museums (IWM)|
|The power of Flickr Commons||Nicole Cama, Australian National Maritime Museum|
|Ten Most Wanted: Hunting down missing information about cultural artefacts||Marcus Winter, University of Brighton; Susan Lambert, Arts University Bournemouth; Phil Blume, Adaptive Technologies|
MCG Annual General Meeting
|12:50-1:50||Lunch break, sponsored by Stickyworld|
|To be confirmed.|
Grassroots meets technology
|Using algorithms and people to put a large radio archive on the web||Tristan Ferne, BBC Research & Development|
|'A great place: a lawless hole with rancid drinks and reckless drunks…' Multiple voices, multiple memories: Public history-making and activist archivism in online popular music archives.||Paul Long, Birmingham Music Archive / Birmingham City University|
|3:10-3:40||Tea and coffee break, sponsored by Squiz|
Communities and citizen history
|Crowdsourcing a Community Collection (and the After Effects)||Kate Lindsay, Alun Edwards & Ylva Berglund-Prytz, University of Oxford|
|IT buddies, virtual volunteers and super-users: Building an online community for Britain from Above||Sandra Brauer, English Heritage|
|Diaries of the First World War: Citizen history on the Western Front||Jim O'Donnell (Oxford University) and Luke Smith (Imperial War Museum|
|Michael John Gorman, Science Gallery|
|5:20-5:30||Wrap-up and close|
As always, UK Museums on the Web is a day for being inspired by the latest ideas, for learning from case studies grounded in organisations like your own, and for networking with other technologists, curators, managers, learning and marketing specialists in the museum and heritage sector.
More information about the event can be found on the Museums Computer Group website. Please note, we cannot accept payment on the day of the conference. If you would like to attend, please ensure you register in advance. Formal registration will close at the end of the day on 14 November. Please ensure that you bring your eventbrite confirmation email with you (on a device is fine) to guarantee entry to the conference.
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With many thanks to our UKMW13 sponsors, Axiell Adlib & CALM
Break Time sponsors, Squiz
Lunch Time sponsors, Stickyworld