Monthly Archives: March 2016

Full programme

It’s just over a week until our third workshop on ‘Evaluating Use and Impact’ so if you have yet to register make sure to head to Eventbrite.

View the full programme for the day-long workshop: Evaluating Use and Impact_31March2016 programme.

The day-long workshop will take place on March 31, 2016 at the Scottish Universities Insight Institute at the University of Strathclyde.

Full details are available on the workshop’s event page.

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Invitation to Time Travel!

Great to see how Tracey MacDonald, Assistant Curator – Kelvin Hall Project at Glasgow Life/ Glasgow Museums was inspired after ScotDigiCH Workshop 2 on Crowdsourcing, Co-curation, Co-creation and see some of the ways they have been trying out crowdsourcing out with photographs from GM’s collection.

Welcome to the Kelvin Hall Project blog

As part of the Kelvin Hall project, Glasgow Museums have been experimenting with a small crowdsourcing activity. Crowdsourcing enables museums and other cultural institutions to do all sorts of activities which not only promote learning through objects but also improve collections records. In it’s simplest terms, crowdsourcing is asking the public to help with tasks that contribute to a shared significant goal such as helping to identify objects or photographs.

As more museum collections become digitised, there is opportunity for them to become more accessible and reusable. Before this, records need to be correctly identified and annotated. In addition to this, local communities and people interested in history who have a great wealth of knowledge about their area or interest can contribute information and stories about objects that can bring them to life. Information the museum may know nothing about.

Some good examples of larger scale crowdsourced activities are New…

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Registration open!

Registration is now open for our next workshop. Head to Eventbrite to register now.

Taking place on Thursday, March 31, 2016, the day-long workshop is dedicated to exploring how we can assess the use and impact of digital resources, and measure their effects on learning, research and engagement with cultural heritage collections. We’re interested in identifying different kinds of quantitative and qualitative methods that have been used to support this type of research. What tools can be used by cultural workers and scholars in order to get at the nitty-gritty details of digital resources and their diverse uses?

More information about the workshop can be found on the event page.