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1 A centre of expertise in digital information management UKOLN is supported by: From Audience to Avatar? Transforming the cultural experience towards 2012 Dr Liz Lyon Director, UKOLN MLA Digital Futures Strategy Workshop, September 2007 This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Licence Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0

2 19 th May th September 2007 …in cultural spaces??? 1.Digital Strategy goes beyond digitisation 2.Cultural assets scope is learning and scholarly research 3.The Web is sector-agnostic 4.User-driven Culture2.0 is here now 5.The Google Generation are tomorrows curators 6.Always beta & agile development cycles impact service delivery 7.Visitors move in, between and through, physical and virtual worlds 8.We can learn from business and media….. Working assumptions, position statements

3 Digital memories, digital lives Todays events = tomorrows memories for mlas Flickr & YouTube : community memory? JISC CREW project : recording events & human discourse Assisting recall? Gordon Bell, Microsoft Research, MyLifeBits Project Microsoft Research SenseCam : life- logging

4 Institutional: legacy digital surrogates, born digital media, massive digitisation projects, OA Personal archives Liberating collections Community content Reference data: sensor-nets, environmental, geospatial, demographic, genomic Sustainable preservation models? UK, regional, local authority, institutional, commercial data warehouse? 2012 An understanding of trust? Repository audit & certification Use toolkits like DRAMBORA?

5 Enriching the cultural record: digital curation Tagging, annotation & (micro) comments Reviews, ratings, authority & recommendations Identifiers, links, usage, PIs & targets Mash-ups, mixes & cut n paste culture Mining > 200 blogs Understanding Web behaviours Community curatorial role? Leveraging cross-sectoral partnerships

6 Second Life >50,000 concurrent users Sep 07, data visualisation, 3D objects & structures Build simulations and/or mimic Real Life Link objects & travel in-world & between worlds Visitor avatars : new experiences University of Sheffield Centre for Information Literacy SL office Avon Gallery Transforming the experience: cultural second lives Audience metaphor is too passive SL challenges citizen concepts of identity What if? learning Collaborations with education & media?

7 UKOLN Liz Lyon June Recs for JISC Roles, Rights, Responsibilities, Relationships: scientist, institution, data centre, user, funder, publisher RIN April Principles: Roles & responsibilities, standards & QA, access, usage & credit, benefits & cost-effectiveness, preservation & sustainability Strategic approaches & policy 2012 Cultural Olympiad Digital divide raises social policy issues But…. Unique opportunity to engage millennials….

8 A centre of expertise in digital information management Questions? Slides will be available on Slideshare and at :


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