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Arts digital R&D podcast #4: data and archives

November 2, 2012 Leave a comment

 

John Wilson discusses how arts organisations are opening up their archives, collections and data with studio guests Bill Thompson, Head of Partnership Development, BBC Archives; Drew Hemment, Founder and CEO of Future Everything; and Dr Paul Gerhardt, Director of Archives for Creativity.

Including: what arts organisations need to consider when digitising their archives as we hear from bespoke archive Siobhan Davis Replay alongside the Google Art Project; the V&A and the Public Catalogue Foundation on how involving the public in tagging your digital archive can create new ways of experiencing a collection; how organisations can use their data innovatively and creatively, opening it up to the public and even developers; and the British Museum on working alongside other cultural institutions to revolutionise the way we search collections data through the web.

Download/subscribe to the podcast series on Arts Council England iTunes channel http://bit.ly/RnDpodseries

Digital R&D Fund for Arts and Culture

October 12, 2011 Leave a comment

After a busy summer of digital days and a sea of applications (495!) the Digital R&D Fund for Arts and Culture selected 8 digital R&D projects that will run over the course of the year from October 2011 – October 2012.

This blog will be updated regularly by the projects however it’s not meant to last forever.  It is though a chance for you to hear directly from the 8 projects – the ups and the downs of their foray into innovation and hopefully take some of their learning back into your own organisations.