GLAM Peak Hobart
This was a free two-day workshop giving attendees the opportunity to participate in training focussed on digitisation and the provision of digital access to collections, Q&A with leading technology providers, and the chance to network with other GLAM organisations.
Twitter hashtag #digaccess_tas
Who presented the workshop?
The workshop was facilitated by Wendy Quihampton and Lucinda Davison from the GLAM Peak project with presentations from
- Lyndall Osborne, AIATSIS
- Janet Carding, Director of TMAG
- each of the technology partners attending, and
- case studies from two local museums
Who attended the workshop?
- Channel Museum
- Dover Museum and Art Gallery
- East Coast Heritage Museum Swansea
- Guilford Young College
- Mackillop Catholic College
- Mount Carmel College
- Museum of Old and New Art
- Ogilvie High School
- Parliament of Tasmania
- Port Arthur Historic Site Management
- Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery
- Scouts Tasmania
- Supreme Court Tasmania
- Sydney Cove Archaeological Collection
- Tasmania Health Service – Wingfield Library
- Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG)
- Tasmanian Nursing Collection
- The Friends’ School
- The Hutchins School
- University of Tasmania
- Upper Derwent United Hall
- Wireless Institute of Australia
What did GLAM participants want to get out of the workshop?
- how to do this properly
- how do we find out what each other has?
- how do we match technology to available resources with workflows?
- how to make the digitised collection accessible?
- how do we make best use of social media, and make it easy for people to use the organisation's own image database in social media
- what are we aiming for as best practice?
- how do we get our organisations on board?
- what is the next step after digitisation?
- how do we manage the extra enquiries coming as we have created this new level of access?
- how do we determine the value of what we digitise - how do we choose what to digitise, is anyone interested?
- how to make our collections more accessible?
What are the problems that GLAM organisations are seeking to solve?
- privacy - especially for schools
- continuity for the sector
- interoperability across the sector, right down to spelling
- data storage limitations for many - hi-res images take space
- digitisation is a buzz word in organisations, but do they really know what it means/entails?
How do GLAMs decide what to digitise first?
- what a formal significance assessment has identified as priority
- what people are asking for
- what is at risk of deterioration
- what someone will fund
- what will support an exhibition or major event/anniversary
Digital Access Plans
Organisations discussed questions related to developing a digital access plan.
- How will you provide digital access?
- How will the collection be shared online?
- Will you use social media?
- What is your business model?
Indigenous collection items Lyndall Osborne, Executive Director Collections, AIATSIS
Links to Australian collections featured
- The Collecting Bug hosts collections including Australian soccer cards and Australian Jazz Museum
- Victorian Collections
- Collections supported by Maxus
Challenges that Wikimedia Australia could engage in
- Build awareness of regional GLAM collections
- Actively promote the benefits of Creative Commons licensing for small GLAM collections
- Check out this list of collecting organisations in Victoria