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1 Harvesting the Fitzwilliam Shaun Osborne OA Forum, Bath September 2003

2 The Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge WWW: The Context Fitzwilliam is the Art Museum of the University of Cambridge 5 curatorial departments, approx. 90 staff Staff include academic, curatorial, conservation, attendant and administrative Museum provides access for teaching, learning, and research and general access for the public

3 The Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge WWW: The Collection Diverse collection of 500,000 objects managed in 5 curatorial groups: Manuscripts and Printed Books Paintings, Drawings and Prints Antiquities Applied Arts Coins and Medals

4 The Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge WWW: The Goal Unified electronic catalogue of object records to be used for: collections management teaching, learning and research electronic access

5 The Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge WWW: Initial Challenges History of recording systems paper, computer, and mind records Variety of internal departments & disciplines Establishment of infrastructure Variety of possible audiences Funding and resource requirements Synergies, and innovation through projects

6 The Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge WWW: Documentation Project Re:source Designation Challenge Fund (DCF) 1999 – present support to establish object catalogue, digital imaging and improve access staff, software and equipment

7 The Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge WWW: 24 Hour Museum Re:source 24 Hour Museum Pilot data provision using a modified DC metadata format and OAI-PMH in partnership Re:source, System Simulation, Norfolk Museum Service, The Tank Museum and The Fitzwilliam Museum

8 The Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge WWW: Pharos Heritage Lottery Museums and Galleries Access Fund website presenting deeper interpretation of 200 selected objects themes, timelines, techniques and images also linked back to catalogue

9 The Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge WWW: Courtyard Development adds 3000 square metres of space adds dedicated educational facilities jointly funded with the Heritage Lottery fund other improvements for electronic access to information for museum users planned to coincide with re-opening Effects and Opportunities

10 The Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge WWW: Harvesting the Fitzwilliam Joint Information Steering Committee (JISC) FAIR Programme support to prepare records, images and provide access using OAI-PMH staff and equipment in partnership with AHDS, ADS and the University

11 The Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge WWW: Issues Summary Creating a central catalogue Catalogue re-purposing Differing audience needs Museum data and metadata Imaging, image use and image distribution Copyright / IPR Sustainable Innovation

12 The Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge WWW: Summary Skills & Knowledge Time Funding Infrastructure Development & Support Standards & Procedures Issues to be resolved Access to Electronic Resources Audience Requirements - OPAC - Metadata - Images - Pharos - etc Catalogue (Data & Images) Specific e-Resources Catalogue (Data & Images) Specific e-Resources

13 The Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge WWW: Questions ? Contact Details Shaun Osborne


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