What do people want from online collections?

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Putting your collections online can be a great way of reaching out and engaging with new audiences. Content-based marketing  means we are building relationships with customers or visitors by giving them information that is useful to them in their life. Collections information is a valuable asset to raise the profile of your venue with current […]

Who uses digitised collections?

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The idea of a ‘supply chain’ is really to ensure that all of the decisions that museums, archives and libraries make about digitisation are guided by a clear understanding of who is going to us the resulting content, and what they need to be able to do with it. Who uses digitised collections? The ‘customers’ […]

Assessment of the Requirement for Persistent Identification of Objects, Collections and Institutions

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Produced as a deliverable of the EU-funded ATHENA project, this report provides an Assessment of the Requirement for Persistent Identification of Objects, Collections and Institutions. Persistent Identifiers are vital to services which depend on sharing information and content over the Web. Clicking the link on this page will allow you to download this resource as […]

Share your collections via the ECK

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As pressure to increase audiences grows, museums are increasingly looking for ways to leverage the content and stories in their collections to enhance their brand and increase their profile. Sharing collections information online through platforms like Europeana and Wikipedia is a great way to unlock the potential in museum collections and put them to work. […]

Sharing collections online

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Museums today are faced with a dizzying range of options when thinking about opening up their collections online. They can deliver content via their own website, mobile-optimised or otherwise, develop platform-specific apps, develop picture libraries, share content with 3rd party platforms and participate in projects like Europeana and the BBC Digital Public Space. But how […]