In its 2016 Culture White Paper the British government said it wanted to ‘make the UK one of the world’s leading countries for digitised public collections content. We want users to enjoy a seamless experience online, and have the chance to access particular collections in depth as well as search across all collections.’

This series of blog posts explores the things museums would do if they could indeed bring together information from across different collections in a seamless and futureproof way. Join in the conversation on Twitter with #ItsGoodToShare, and please get in touch if you’d like to write a blog piece on this topic.

Finding and wayfinding

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Pam Young, Collections Documentation and Procedures Manager at the V&A, describes how the museum audited and refined its location authorities to ensure visitors can find what they’re looking for.

Why can't we just use Google?

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Surely Google can help us find objects in collections across the UK’s museums? Chief Executive Kevin Gosling addresses a key question at the heart of the Collections Trust’s recent feasibility study for DCMS on mapping digitised collections.

Mapping digitised collections: how ... and why

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Kevin Gosling, Chief Executive of Collections Trust, introduces a recently-published study, commissioned by DCMS, into the feasibility of mapping and connecting digitised cultural collections with a view to making them searchable across organisations and disciplines.

Help researchers to follow the trail

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In our latest #ItsGoodToShare blog post, researcher Anna Reeve talks about her experience of tracking down information about ancient Cypriot collections. She discusses the difficulties posed by not being able to search across museum collections.

Getting collections online in the South West

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In our latest #ItsGoodToShare blog post, Rick Lawrence, Digital Media Officer at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery (RAMM), discusses his museum’s experience of sharing collections data online and their aspirations for the future.

'Just give us the data'

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In the first #ItsGoodToShare guest blog, David Dawson, Director of Wiltshire Museum, explains why Wessex Museums Partnership would like to combine their online collections to offer users a joined-up service.

Collections Trust asks DCMS to futureproof the way museums share their collections online

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This is Collection Trust’s response, in 2017, to the #CultureisDigital consultation on cultural infrastructure by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. It asks DCMS to make programme funding available to one of the government-sponsored national bodies to take responsibility for the infrastructure needed to bring together collections information from UK museums and make it available for re-use.