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					     People’s Network Discovery
               Service
    Cultural Content Contributors
          Start-up Meeting


              Welcome & Introduction




People’s Network Service cultural content contributor meeting, 27/04/05
  The Museums, Libraries and Archives Council



      Welcome & Introduction

• Housekeeping
• Note on nature of PN Discovery Service
  project
• Note on meeting & project facilitators
• Note on attendees
• Aims of day
• Program / format
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      Welcome & Introduction

Housekeeping
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        Welcome & Introduction
Nature of PNDS and content contribution development:

• Fits into other programmes of activity inside and outside MLA

• contributes to growing global information sharing infrastructures and
  services

• is innovative project (first in-service type of its kind?)

• rapid development project (brings time-pressures but will keep
  activities focused)

    • PNDS system developed by Sept 05
    • Cultural content contributed from end of Jun 05
    • Full PNS launched October 05
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       Welcome & Introduction
Facilitators & roles in contributing cultural content to PNDS:

• MLA
   • service commissioners on behalf of public libraries and the wider sector,
     (BLF funded)

• KINT:
   • Primary software developers for PNDS system, responsible for practical
     integration of data from contributors

• UKOLN:
   • Expert advisory body, supporting PNDS content contributors as per nof-
     digi programme and developing standards and guidance across CIE

• CIE:
   • Stakeholder representing wider UK public sector bodies, including
     research into application of Creative Commons for CIE
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       Welcome & Introduction
Attendees:

• PNDS cultural content contributors, funded
  through MLA’s Sense of Place grant call (detail to
  follow)

• PNDS cultural content contributors offering
  content for launch/first year of PNDS (detail to
  follow)
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                                   Projects
•   Sense of Place West Midlands NOF Digitise       •   Manchester City Galleries
    projects www.digitalmidlands.org.uk             •   http://www.manchestergalleries.org.uk/
•   The English Lake District - A Living            •   Revolutionary Players
    Landscape www.cumbrialakes.org                  •   www.revolutionaryplayers.org.uk
•   Westcountry Studies Library                     •   Ferranti Collection
    www.devon.gov.uk/etched                             www.msim.org.uk/collections.asp
•   Tyneside Life &Times                            •   Collect Britain www.collectbritain.co.uk/
    www.tynesidelifeandtimes.org.uk
•   Picture the Past                                •   ViewFinder http://viewfinder.english-
    http://www.picturethepast.org.uk                    heritage.org.uk/
•   Sense of Place South East www.sopse.org.uk      •   The Fitzwilliam Museum Online Public
                                                        Catalogue
•   Sense of Place Suffolk                              http://www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/opac/
    www.senseofplacesuffolk.co.uk
•   West Sussex Past Pictures
    http://www.westsussexpast.org.uk/pictures
•   Ten Generations
    http://www.tengenerations.org.uk
•   Lambeth Landmark
    www.lambethlandmark.com
•   Commanet community archives
    www.commanet.org
•   FARNE - Folk Archive Resource North East
    http://www.folknortheast.com
•   Dorset Coast Digital Archive
    http://www.dcda.org.uk
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       Welcome & Introduction
• Aims of day:

   • To hear more about the People's Network, especially the Discovery
     Service, now in development (presentations)

   • To learn about the technical architecture of the People's Network
     Discovery Service (presentation & breakouts)

   • To introduce all the projects participating and establish project
     communication channels (presentations & networking)

   • To clarify requirements for contributors regarding all issues arising when
     contributing content (presentations)

   • To gather issues from contributors perspective (breakouts & feedback)

   • To define the next steps in the project (conclusions & action plans)
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          Welcome & Introduction
Programme & format for day:

11:00 - 11:15 - Welcome and introduction to the day (MLA)

11:15 - 11:45 - Introduction to the People's Network Service and issues for content contributors (MLA)

11:45 - 12:00 - Technical Architecture Overview (Knowledge Integration)

12:00 - 12:30 Technical Architecture: Getting things Working (Knowledge Integration)

12:30 - 1:20 Lunch

1:20 - 1:30 CIE user-scenarios (CIE)

1:30 - 2:00 - Building on NOF-digi: Exploiting metadata (UKOLN)

2:00 - 2:45 Breakout sessions - main challenges (technical and other – All)

2:45 - 3:00 - Coffee

3:00 - 3:15 - Report back (All)

3:15 - 3:30 - Conclusions and next steps (MLA)

				
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