Digital Archives and Data – Listen to the Arts Council England podcast
By Hannah Rudman
4 October 2012
John Wilson discusses how arts organisations are opening up their archives, collections and data with studio guests Bill Thompson, Head of Partnership Development, BBC Archives and AmbITion Champion; Drew Hemment, Founder and CEO of Future Everything; and Dr Paul Gerhardt, Director of Archives for Creativity.
Including what arts organisations need to consider when digitising their archives as we hear from bespoke archive Siobhan Davis Replay alongside commercial giants Google, who have partnered with arts organisations in the Google Art Project.
The V&A and Public Catalogue Foundation also tell us how involving the public in tagging your digital archive can create new ways of experiencing a collection; our guests discuss how organisations can use their data innovatively and creatively, opening it up to the public and even developers; and we get technical as we hear from the British Museum who are working alongside other cultural institutions to revolutionise the way we search collections data through the web. #artsdigital