Presentation on theme: "UKOLN is supported by: Exploring the Global Knowledge Space Dr Liz Lyon, UKOLN, University of Bath, UK SWMLAC ICT Masterclass Bristol, January 2005. www.bath.ac.uk."— Presentation transcript:
UKOLN is supported by: Exploring the Global Knowledge Space Dr Liz Lyon, UKOLN, University of Bath, UK SWMLAC ICT Masterclass Bristol, January 2005. www.bath.ac.uk a centre of expertise in digital information management www.ukoln.ac.uk
SWMLAC ICT Masterclass January 20052 Overview 1.Access, communications and collaboration 2.Paradigm shifts and innovation 3.Cross-sectoral frameworks and integration 4.Resources, services and interoperability 5.Digital preservation, curation & sustainability 6.Consumers, audiences and personalisation
SWMLAC ICT Masterclass January 20058 – Access Grid – Collaborative telematic art – Modify spaces for performers – Interplay: Hallucinations
SWMLAC ICT Masterclass January 20059 How will the way you collaborate with your users and colleagues change? The results are the first from climateprediction.net, a project that harnesses the world's desktop computers to predict climate change. More than 90,000 people have downloaded software that uses the spare capacity of their computers to run global climate simulations.
SWMLAC ICT Masterclass January 200514 Cambridge Newcastle Edinburgh Oxford Glasgow Manchester Cardiff Soton London Belfast DL RL Hinxton Lancaster Social Sciences White Rose Birmingham/Warwick Modelling Bristol Media UCL UK e-Science Grid & Centres of Excellence With acknowledgement to Tony Hey
SWMLAC ICT Masterclass January 200515 Using the Semantic Grid to Build Bridges between Museums and Indigenous Communities Jane Hunter et al DSTC, University of Queensland, Australia
SWMLAC ICT Masterclass January 200516 How will these innovative approaches change the cultural heritage sector?
SWMLAC ICT Masterclass January 200527 Standards, standards, standards Z39.50 SRW OAI RSS DC METS MPEG7 MPEG DIDL UDDI WSDL SOAP …. JPEG GIF UK LOM Core WSRP URI DOI OWL HTTP VRML SMIL XHTML RDF …..
SWMLAC ICT Masterclass January 200528 Why advocate a standards culture? Open standards Maximise access –Platforms and delivery channels –Widest range of users Avoid proprietary lock-in –Vendor independent Integrate with other initiatives –eLearning e.g. Curriculum Online Economic benefits –Delivering value-for-money –Return-on-investment Ensure long-term availability of digital assets –Digital preservation and curation
SWMLAC ICT Masterclass January 200529 A few words about metadata Resources –Digital –Physical –Item-level –Collection-level Services –Human-mediated –m2m –Common –Domain-specific Functions –Discovery –Management –Preservation & curation Metadata schema –e.g. Dublin Core, UK LOM Core, METS Application profiles Schema registries –Publication –Mapping Semantic interoperability –Controlled vocabularies –Taxonomies –Ontologies
SWMLAC ICT Masterclass January 200530 The Knowledge Life Cycle Approach Data Creation Information Knowledge Scholarly communications, research, learning Use and Re-use Mining, modelling, analysis, extraction Contextualisation Semantic descriptions & ontologies Digital Repositories
SWMLAC ICT Masterclass January 200531 Search and access resources more effectively………….
SWMLAC ICT Masterclass January 200532 Can I discover, locate & access your digital resources and re-use them in my e-learning courses?
5. Digital preservation, curation and sustainability
SWMLAC ICT Masterclass January 200534 Obsolete media Images by Philip Hunter, UKOLN
SWMLAC ICT Masterclass January 200535 Why advocate a digital preservation / curation policy? Long-term access to digital assets Preservation approaches –Emulation, migration –LOCKSS –Universal Virtual Computer OAIS reference model Preservation metadata Provenance Persistent identifiers
SWMLAC ICT Masterclass January 200540 Different sectors Libraries, museums, archives –Cultural roots? Resources –Items –Collections –Format types –Complex objects –Uniqueness or mass market Standards Contexts –Learning –Research –Leisure Skills
SWMLAC ICT Masterclass January 200541 Different sectors Different audiences Libraries, museums, archives –Cultural roots? Resources –Items –Collections –Format types –Complex objects –Uniqueness or mass market Standards Contexts –Learning –Research –Leisure Skills Applications and tools –Finding aids –Text mining algorithms Level of user experience –Novice or experienced Design –Use of colour, graphics, animations, interactivity Cognitive styles –Use of visuals over text Degree of personalisation –Use of agent technology Presentation and visualisation requirements –Complex objects –Search results
Question 6 How will your services fit my needs?
SWMLAC ICT Masterclass January 200545 How will these innovative approaches change the cultural heritage sector? How will this affect the way you collaborate with your users and colleagues? What level of service integration has your organisation achieved? Can I discover, locate & access your digital resources and re-use them in my e-learning courses? Will I be able to access your digital collections in 5 years time? How will your services fit my needs?