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Monday, November 20
 

09:00

An introduction to programming and web visualisation
Limited Capacity seats available

*Please note Chris McDowall's Gentle Introduction to Programming and Heritage Data workshop has been cancelled. This workshop, kindly hosted by one of our keynotes, replaces that workshop and differs in content.

This half-day workshop is an introduction to accessing and visualising StatisticsNZ data.

You will learn how to:

Analyse and explore the data set in R

Create a simple web application to visualise the data set

A deep introduction to d3.js 

Combine d3 with react.js

These examples will focus on using R and JavaScript. 

All the code will be made available to participants during and following the workshop. The focus of this workshop is to offer a deep introduction to doing visualisation in the browser and show how to manage complexity, from creative art to dashboards. 

This is not a hands-on programming workshop. It will focus on showing the process and introducing libraries what you can use to visualise. There’ll be explanations and commentary along the way, but not nearly as droll as Chris McDowall’s would have been.

 Who is this for?

 Anyone wants to understand how visualisations are developed and how data analysis connects with the final product. New programmers looking for a bridge between "Hello, World!" tutorials and applied development.

Intermediate developers looking to pick up an understanding of d3, or React.


Speakers
avatar for Harkanwal Singh

Harkanwal Singh

data journalism and visualisation, http://datastories.nz/
Harkanwal was formerly Data Editor at the New Zealand Herald, and was New Zealand’s first full-time data journalist. Currently Harkanwal is studying probability and computation at the University of Auckland. His work combines analysis and programming to create interactive visualisations. He is interested in using data analysis and visual... Read More →


Monday November 20, 2017 09:00 - 12:00
Rangimarie 1, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

09:00

Copyright Duration 101
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Victoria Leachman

Victoria Leachman

Manager Rights, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Victoria Leachman, Manager Rights at Te Papa, leads the Rights Team at Te Papa and was the winner of the NDF “Sharing is Caring” award for 2016. She is an expert in the practical application of the Copyright Act in relation to heritage collections, manages Te Papa’s portfolio... Read More →


Monday November 20, 2017 09:00 - 12:00
Rangimarie 2, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

09:00

Guidance on Records Requirements for Enterprise Architecture
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop is aimed at primarily at Enterprise Architects but also those records professionals who are engaging with Enterprise Architects. Ideally you will buddy up and attend together. Please note that this is NOT an introduction to Enterprise Architecture for non-architects, but a specific application of TOGAF and the ADM for a type of stakeholder (in this case the records professional), The workshop is based on an ISO Draft Technical Report “Records management in Enterprise Architecture” which should be published later this year. This document will be circulated to confirmed attendees before the workshop. At the end of this workshop you will have an understanding of how enterprise architects can work with a type of stakeholder (in this case the records professional) to express their concerns and requirements in an enterprise architecture framework, awareness of the benefits and complexities of collaborating with international experts, know how to develop useful artefacts for those stakeholders includingp rinciples and artefacts related to phases of the ADM Framework.

Speakers
JC

Jim Clendon

Senior Enterprise Architecture Modeller, Department of Internal Affairs
RD

Regine Deleu

Department of Internal Affairs
TO

Trish O'Kane

Department of Internal Affairs


Monday November 20, 2017 09:00 - 12:00
Rooms MW3-19&21, National Library of New Zealand Corner of Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Wellington 6011

09:00

METS metadata for complete beginners
Limited Capacity seats available

METS is the Library of Congress' metadata schema for descriptive, administrative, and structural metadata in digital libraries. This workshop is an introduction to METS for complete beginners. We begin by covering how METS differs from MARC and DC metadata schemas and when METS is likely to be the preferred choice. We look at software systems and archives that are already using METS and introduce METS profiles. We will also look at the structure of a METS record, using examples from the locally used Rosetta software, both prior to ingest and and post-ingest. Finally there will be time for extended discussion.

Speakers
MS

Max Sullivan

Digital Projects Officer, Victoria University of Wellington
Max Sullivan is the Digital Projects Officer at Victoria University of Wellington.
SY

Stuart Yeates

Technical Specialist, Victoria University of Wellington
Stuart Yeates is a Library Technical Specialist at Victoria with a background in computer science, open source, wikipedia and libraries. @stuartayeates


Monday November 20, 2017 09:00 - 12:00
Room MW3-20, National Library of New Zealand Corner of Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Wellington 6011

09:00

Design Sprint workshop
Limited Capacity seats available

In half a day learn, and do, the principles of a design sprint. In this workshop you will begin with nothing, and end with a prototype for testing. Using a highly compressed version of the Google Ventures Design Sprint process, we’ll work through the basic concepts of a design sprint, information gathering, ideation, rapid prototyping, and testing. You’ll come away with a few tools and ways of thinking that will help you rapidly develop and test visitor-focussed solutions to your proposed products back at you museum, gallery, library or gallery.

Speakers
AK

Adrian Kingston

Digital Operations Lead, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Adrian is Digital Operations Lead at Te Papa
LP

Lucie Paterson

Digital Product Owner, The Australian Centre for the Moving Image
Lucie Paterson is Digital Product Owner at ACMI


Monday November 20, 2017 09:00 - 13:00
Angus Room, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

09:00

Digitisation 101
Limited Capacity seats available

Practical and problem solving workshop on how to do basic digitisation and digital storage/archiving in small to medium sized GLAM sector institutions.

This workshop will go over basic equipment, techniques for different collection types, discussing resolutions and file formats. How to compromise for cost. How large scale archiving systems can be scaled down for use by small organisations and keeping the same basic logic/best practices in place.

Speakers
avatar for Dave Sanderson

Dave Sanderson

Project Leader - Collection Imaging, Auckland War Memorial Musuem


Monday November 20, 2017 09:00 - 16:30
Te Papa Imaging suite, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

13:00

Data Cleaning 101 and Linked Open Data
Limited Capacity seats available

Introduction to Linked Open Data including simple data cleaning and publishing tools that will help users tackle even the most troublesome of collection data and prepare records for publishing online.

Speakers
JH

Jonathan Hunt

Senior Web Developer, Catalyst IT
Jonathan Hunt is a Senior Web Developer at Catalyst IT with an interest in open data and cultural heritage.
AM

Adam Moriarty

Digital Collections information manager, Auckland War Memorial Museum
Adam Moriarty is the Digital Collections information manager at Auckland War Memorial Museum. @adamrmor


Monday November 20, 2017 13:00 - 16:00
Rangimarie 1, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

13:00

Getting your Collections Open
Limited Capacity seats available

Open GLAM - Thinking about opening up your collection data and images for reuse by the public but not sure about where to start or how to get there? This workshop will look at ways New Zealand and international cultural institutions are opening up their collections for reuse and the interesting ways people are using open content

Speakers
avatar for Victoria Leachman

Victoria Leachman

Manager Rights, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Victoria Leachman, Manager Rights at Te Papa, leads the Rights Team at Te Papa and was the winner of the NDF “Sharing is Caring” award for 2016. She is an expert in the practical application of the Copyright Act in relation to heritage collections, manages Te Papa’s portfolio... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Powell

Sarah Powell

Rights Specialist, Auckland Museum
I am currently the Rights Specialist at Auckland War Memorial Museum, where I manages rights and permissions for digital images of collections and provides clear and consistent statements for online visitors. Additionally, I have been involved with implementing a cultural permissions... Read More →
avatar for Andrea Wallace

Andrea Wallace

Lecturer in Law, University of Exeter
Andrea Wallace (@andeewallace) is a Lecturer in Law at the University of Exeter working at the intersections of copyright, cultural institutions, and the public domain. Her research considers the impact of digital technologies on the preservation and dissemination of cultural heritage and the obstacles and opportunities... Read More →


Monday November 20, 2017 13:00 - 16:30
Rangimarie 2, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

14:00

Agile Beyond Software
Limited Capacity seats available

The software industry has accepted that change is constant, the unexpected always occurs (and needs to be embraced), and delivering value to the customer early and often is essential if you want to gain a competitive advantage. As a result, working in an Agile way has become the norm for development teams around the world.

Constant change, unexpected disruptions and delivering value to the customer are not unique to the software world however, and the Agile Mindset is being applied to other industries at an exponential rate. In our 3 hour workshop we will use a mix of activities and presentations to discuss what the Agile Mindset is, how it differs from a more traditional approach to working, and how that can be applied across an organisation. If you leave with the inspiration and confidence to make one small change in how you deliver outcomes to your customer, we will have done our job.

Speakers

Monday November 20, 2017 14:00 - 17:00
Angus Room, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011
 
Tuesday, November 21
 

08:15

Newbies coffee
Tuesday November 21, 2017 08:15 - 08:45
Oceania, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

08:45

Mihi whakatau
Tuesday November 21, 2017 08:45 - 09:05
Soundings Theatre, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

09:05

Welcome: Wellington Mayor Justin Lester
Justin Lester was elected Mayor in 2016. He joined Wellington City Council as a Northern Ward Councillor in 2010 and then served as Deputy Mayor from 2013 until 2016.
During his time as a Councillor, Justin championed the living wage, prioritised good quality local services and supported local businesses. He feels strongly that good local government services make a huge difference in people’s lives.
Justin’s priorities as Mayor include kick-starting the economy, making housing affordable, improving Wellington’s transport, replacing outdated bylaws and prioritising arts funding. He also wants to establish the country’s first wet house, provide a rates rebate for first-home builders and create the world’s first predator-free capital.
Justin holds the Arts and Culture Portfolio on the Wellington City Council.
Justin grew up in Invercargill with his mother and two brothers. He received an AFS scholarship in 1996 and spent his seventh form year in Germany. He has an LLB and a BA (German) from the University of Otago and a Masters of Laws (LLM) from the University of Heidelberg in Germany.
In his mid-twenties, Justin co-founded Kapai, a Wellington food enterprise. He says the values behind Kapai directly reflect his own: the company has a distinctly New Zealand theme; is sustainably operated; encourages entrepreneurship; and gives back to the Wellington economy and community.
Justin has extensive experience in both the public and private sectors. He was formerly the Director of Property and Asset Management at international commercial property firm Jones Lang LaSalle. He has served on the Boards of Wellington SPCA, Wellington Waterfront Ltd, Capital Football, Johnsonville Charitable Trust, Johnsonville Property Trust, and as a Guardian at Zealandia.
Justin met his wife Liz at university and in 2016 they celebrated their 10-year anniversary. They have two young daughters and live in Johnsonville.
Justin and Liz chose to move to Wellington to raise a family because of the city’s cosmopolitan and diverse make-up, and because it’s a liveable city where nature is so accessible. Justin wants to ensure future generations also see Wellington as a viable option for their careers and families.

Speakers
avatar for Justin Lester

Justin Lester

Mayor, Wellington City Council


Tuesday November 21, 2017 09:05 - 09:15
Soundings Theatre, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

09:15

Ministerial Address: Honourable Clare Curran
Minister of Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media and Government Digital Services, Associate Minister for ACC and of State Services (Open Government), MP for Dunedin South
Hon Clare Curran has been the Labour Member of Parliament for Dunedin South since 2008. In October 2017, with the formation of the 52nd Parliament, Clare was appointed Minister of Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media, Minister for Government Digital Services, Associate Minister for ACC and Associate Minister of State Services.
Clare is a former journalist who previously lived in Australia for 14 years, working predominantly with unions and progressive organisations. She also ran her own communications business specialising in campaigns for environmental and social justice issues in New Zealand and Australia.
Clare is a strong supporter of commercial-free, independent, publicly available media, and openness and transparency in government.



Speakers
avatar for The Honourable Clare Curran

The Honourable Clare Curran

Minister of Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media and Government Digital Services, Associate Minister for ACC and of State Services (Open Government), MP for Dunedin South
Hon Clare Curran has been the Labour Member of Parliament for Dunedin South since 2008. In October 2017, with the formation of the 52nd Parliament, Clare was appointed Minister of Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media, Minister for Government Digital Services, Associate Minister... Read More →


Tuesday November 21, 2017 09:15 - 09:25
Soundings Theatre, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

09:25

Introduction to NDF2017
NDF2017 Convenor will fill you in with all you need to know about day one of NDF2017.

Speakers
avatar for Fiona Fieldsend

Fiona Fieldsend

NDF2018 Convenor, National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa
Fiona Fieldsend is the Manager of the Digital New Zealand. She is responsible for the talented teams who manage National Library of New Zealand’s digital discovery services. This includes www.digitalnz.org which Fiona co-founded back in 2008... Read More →


Tuesday November 21, 2017 09:25 - 09:30
Soundings Theatre, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

09:30

Keynote: Pia Waugh sponsored by Auckland War Memorial Museum
Pia will take us through an exploration of paradigm shifts, considerations for the future, and the importance of grasping the opportunity before we accidentally reinvent the past. She will share her thoughts and experience on government as a platform, and how we can enable people and society through being a node in the network - to be an enabler rather than a controller.

Read more about Pia

Speakers
avatar for Pia Waugh

Pia Waugh

Service Integration Lead, Department of Internal Affairs
Pia Waugh (@piawaugh) is an open government and data ninja [1] who has recently joined the digital transformation and gov as a platform cabal. She works within the (public sector) machine to enable greater transparency, democratic engagement, citizen-centric design and real, pragmatic actual innovation... Read More →


Tuesday November 21, 2017 09:30 - 10:30
Soundings Theatre, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

10:30

Morning Tea
Tuesday November 21, 2017 10:30 - 11:00
Oceania, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

11:00

He Tohu - Taking Archives to the People
He Tohu - some insights into the development of an archival exhibition of three key constitutional taonga and the use of digital and AV resources to enhance the physical experience of the three documents.

Speakers
avatar for Richard Foy

Richard Foy

Chief Archivist, Archives New Zealand
All hail Richard Foy, First of his Name (except for the 50+ others listed on Facebook and LinkedIn), Keeper of the Public Record, Protector of the Artifacts, the Bespectacled and Unbalded, Breaker of Rules and Father of Boxes,


Tuesday November 21, 2017 11:00 - 11:15
Soundings Theatre, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

11:15

Te Papa's Intellectual Property Strategy
The presentation will discuss the strategy Te Papa has developed to provide a consistent approach managing Te Papa’s intellectual property holdings - not just related to collections and collections data but all the intellectual property developed by Te Papa.

Speakers
avatar for Victoria Leachman

Victoria Leachman

Manager Rights, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Victoria Leachman, Manager Rights at Te Papa, leads the Rights Team at Te Papa and was the winner of the NDF “Sharing is Caring” award for 2016. She is an expert in the practical application of the Copyright Act in relation to heritage collections, manages Te Papa’s portfolio... Read More →


Tuesday November 21, 2017 11:15 - 11:30
Soundings Theatre, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

11:30

Do the Arts Look Good On This?
An overview of how Creative New Zealand is responding to the ways New Zealand artists are using digital technologies to create, present and promote their work; and to the ways audiences can use digital technologies to engage with New Zealand artists and their work.

Speakers
avatar for John McDavitt

John McDavitt

Senior Arts Policy Advisor, Creative New Zealand


Tuesday November 21, 2017 11:30 - 11:45
Soundings Theatre, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

11:45

Digital as a Virtual Stage of Performing Arts
Performing arts is all about live experience and being there in the moment. Can digital then break this physical barriers to provide the audience with a new experience?

Speakers
JN

Jenny Nguyen

Auckland Live
Jenny is currently leading the digital team at Auckland Live which looks after a range of digital channels and activates digital initiatives.


Tuesday November 21, 2017 11:45 - 12:00
Soundings Theatre, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

12:00

Pacific Perspectives: Re-connecting Pacific Communities with their Collections
AM’s Pacific Collection Access project (PCAP) is a three year project (2016-2019) focussed on cataloguing, conservation and creating safe and accessible storage for 5,000+ objects in the Museum’s Pacific collection. PCAP is working on the collections that the Museum holds from 13 island nations. A major focus of PCAP is seeking out the expertise of ‘cultural knowledge holders’ from the various Pacific source communities to enhance the information the Museum holds on the collection. Working closely with the community sources PCAP is incorporating Pacific languages and indigenous terms of objects, techniques and materials into the Museum’s collection management database, greatly enhancing and enriching the information the Museum holds on these treasures. The Museum is sharing this improved information via Auckland Museum’s Collections Online.

In addition to the deep engagement occurring through the ‘cultural knowledge holders’, the project is also creating opportunities for source communities to visit the Museum and re-connect with their heritage and taonga. Our oral history/knowledge holder sessions are taonga in themselves. While enriching our records we are focussed on honouring our commitment to Teu le Va (our Pacific strategy). Ensuring like our collection that these oral taonga are protected through applying cultural permissions and restrictions is key to also protecting the sacred knowledge being shared by our cultural knowledge holders.

Sharing our ‘enriched’ records online will ensure that all those (both Moana Pacific and non) will have an opportunity to learn from these Moana Pacific indigenous heritage knowledge holders and have access to them online.

Speakers
BM

Barbara Makuati-Afitu

Community Engagement Facilitator and Kolokesa Mahina-Tuai Project Curator Pacific, Auckland War Memorial Museum
Barbara Makuati-Afitu Community Engagement Facilitator. #pcapstories #PCAP #aucklandmuseum


Tuesday November 21, 2017 12:00 - 12:15
Soundings Theatre, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

12:30

Lunch
Tuesday November 21, 2017 12:30 - 13:30
Oceania, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

13:00

10th Anniversary Kete Community Meetup (optional)
Let’s get together to discuss where Kete is now and what beautiful things it can evolve into the future. Kete has some great accomplishments under its belt as well as difficult challenges to face and, just quietly, some tantalizing opportunities to take advantage of. If you can’t make it to meetup, please get in touch and we’ll keep you in the loop.

Speakers

Tuesday November 21, 2017 13:00 - 13:30
Rangimarie 2, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

13:30

5 Keys to Successful Data Migration
For nearly two years, Kirsty Cox and Valerie Love worked together on the implementation of Tiaki, the new collection management system at the Alexander Turnbull Library. This session will provide insights and offer practical advice for organisations undertaking data migration and system transformation projects.

Speakers
KC

Kirsty Cox

Research Librarian, Digital Materials and EMu Administrator, Alexander Turnbull Library
Kirsty Cox is Research Librarian for Digital Materials and EMu Administrator at the Alexander Turnbull Library. She has been working at the Alexander Turnbull Library since October 2006, with a primary focus on unpublished born-digital materials. Previously Kirsty has worked as a... Read More →
VL

Valerie Love

Research Librarian, Digital Materials and EMu Administrator, Alexander Turnbull Library
Valerie Love is Research Librarian for Digital Materials on the Arrangement and Description Team at the Alexander Turnbull Library, and EMu collection management software system administrator. Before moving to New Zealand in 2011, Valerie worked as Curator for Human Rights Collections... Read More →


Tuesday November 21, 2017 13:30 - 13:55
Rangimarie 2, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

13:30

Migrating QuakeStudies to Islandora
The UC QuakeStudies digital repository stores over 150,000 items arising from the Canterbury earthquakes. In this case study we review the recent migration of the archive from a custom code solution to the open-source Islandora digital repository platform (Drupal, Fedora Commons, Solr). We describe motivations, the metadata changes (Dublin Core, DC Terms, schema.org, RDF, etc.) and technical challenges and solutions, and demo some new features.

Speakers
JH

Jonathan Hunt

Senior Web Developer, Catalyst IT
Jonathan Hunt is a Senior Web Developer at Catalyst IT with an interest in open data and cultural heritage.
JM

Jennifer Middendorf

CEISMIC Production Coordinator at University of Canterbury, University of Cantebury
Jennifer Middendorf is the UC CEISMIC Production Coordinator at University of Canterbury, and has been involved with the QuakeStudies archive since its beginnings in 2011.


Tuesday November 21, 2017 13:30 - 13:55
Rangimarie 1, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

13:30

Pop-up UX - Taking design research to the people
A talk and workshop on guerilla approaches to fast concepting, testing and iteration on the spot using mobile design and testing kits in situ where the customers (and sometimes staff) are.

Speakers
DD

Dan Dixon

Senior UX Strategist, Digital Arts Network
Dan is Strategy Director at Digital Arts Network, a leading New Zealand human-centred design agency.  Before that he built up 17 years experience in both the academic and industry practice of UX. He first worked in UK digital agencies and the BBC. Then moved to the University of... Read More →
KW

Kate Wanless

UX researcher, Te Papa Tongarewa
Kate is passionate about people - learning about their needs and habits to design products that fit people’s lives. She is currently working at Te Papa as a UX researcher, creating engaging digital experiences by understanding the visitor journey. Previously she was a UX Strategist... Read More →


Tuesday November 21, 2017 13:30 - 13:55
Soundings Theatre, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

13:30

Talks and a discussion of all things AR and VR
Speakers
CH

Caelan Huntress

Website designer and digital media producer, Stellar Platforms
Caelan Huntress is a website designer and digital media producer exploring the intersection of technology and storytelling, documenting the newest and most innovative ways that we can incorporate digital mediums into storytelling experiences.
avatar for Christopher Petrie

Christopher Petrie

Unitec Institute of Technology
Christopher Petrie is a highly experienced and qualified teacher and e-learning facilitator, with a career that spans commercial, teaching, and public sector roles. Chris has managed innovative learning technology based projects to improve overall student achievement and engagement... Read More →
NP

Nils Pokel

Digital Experience Manager, Auckland War Memorial Museum
Nils is the Digital Experience Manager at Auckland War Memorial Museum. He is a multi-disciplinary digital enabler and innovator with an interest in exploring technology with a human centred design approach. As the ‘resident futurist’ Nils is also driving the digital R&D programme... Read More →


Tuesday November 21, 2017 13:30 - 14:25
Angus Room, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

13:30

Mahuki 2017 - what's under the hood? Hear from the teams!
Meet on the half hour by the desk outside Soundings Theatre for tours into the Mahuki space!

Tuesday November 21, 2017 13:30 - 15:00
Mahuki Labs, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

14:00

Context is Queen. And Museums are Weird

If content is king, then context is queen. 

Knowing your audience means understanding how their context can affect their needs—

Where are they? Who are they with? Why are they here? How are they accessing the content? When are encountering the experience?

I’m relatively new to the GLAM sector, having spent most of my career with digital agencies. 'Doing digital' in a museum has highlighted the importance of understanding and designing for our users, or our visitors’, context. I'll be sharing insights of identifying and responding to the unique (and weird) context of a museum.


Speakers
MH

Mike Higham

Lead UX Designer, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
I am the Lead UX Designer in the Digital team at Te Papa. I have been involved in conceptualising, prototyping, testing and delivering new digital products to the museum floor.


Tuesday November 21, 2017 14:00 - 14:25
Soundings Theatre, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

14:00

Everything you ever wanted to know about APIs (and weren’t afraid to ask)
A quick Google will tell you that APIs are a ubiquitous web technology, and that API stands for Application Programming Interface. You can also find out that Wikipedia defines an API as “a set of functions and procedures that allow the creation of applications which access the features or data of an operating system, application, or other service”… …but what does that look when it’s at home? What is an API? Starting with simple questions, this session aims to unpack the important concepts and/or wizardry behind APIs, the darling of modern web technology. Why are they important? How do they work? Why would you use one? What do they look like? Where do we, in New Zealand’s GLAM institutions, most commonly find them? Ting Sun and Flora Feltham will discuss definitions, examples, use-cases, and provide an illustration of everything you may have ever wanted know about APIs using well-known API services provided by local organisations, including Auckland Museum and Digital NZ.

Speakers
FF

Flora Feltham

Arrangement and Description Librarian, Alexander Turnbull Library
Flora Feltham works as an Arrangement and Description Librarian at the Alexander Turnbull Library
TS

Ting Sun

Data Analyst, DigitalNZ
Ting Sun is DigitalNZ's Data Analyst. She works closely with digital content from both DigitalNZ's existing and new content partners, helping to make their NZ digital content easier to find, share and use.


Tuesday November 21, 2017 14:00 - 14:25
Rangimarie 2, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

14:00

Oceania.digital – weaving Digital NZ and Trove into the Linked Open Data web
In this presentation I will explore the problem of how to facilitate and open up new uses for aggregated cultural metadata using Linked Data as an organising principle. The National Libraries of New Zealand and Australia, through their respective metadata aggregation services Digital NZ and Trove, are aggregating significant metadata collections from cultural heritage institutions in the two countries, and republishing them through web APIs which provide a search interface across their entire data aggregation. However, the utility of the aggregated datasets and their APIs is limited by their particular focus on the catalogue items themselves, at the expense of the contextual entities which relate to those items: people, places, things, and ideas, which are treated as secondary. I am developing Oceania.digital, a cloud based service for re-publishing NZ and Australian cultural heritage data as Linked Open Data. In this presentation I will use Oceania.digital to show how repackaging the aggregated metadata as Linked Data can facilitate reuse by web developers and end users, and enable new methods and approaches to online engagement with the dataset. Crucially, these new approaches allow the data to be interrogated from different perspectives, and to be richly interlinked with data and narratives from other sources, as part of the growing global web of Linked Open Data. This presentation will be of interest to collection managers and technologists in GLAMS, as well as humanities researchers and cultural creators seeking new kinds of access to collections data.

Speakers
avatar for Conal Tuohy

Conal Tuohy

Independent software developer
I am an independent software developer and consultant, originally from NZ, but now based in Brisbane, Australia. I help digital humanities researchers and people in the cultural sector to unlock the value in their collection metadata or transcriptions and make them fit for new purposes... Read More →


Tuesday November 21, 2017 14:00 - 14:25
Rangimarie 1, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

14:30

Digital Experience Delivery
As part of our move to more sustainable digital processes and technology we identified a number of reusable common capabilities. These common capabilities form part of a wider enabling framework we are continuing to extend which includes a Digital Product Development Framework (DPDF), a Digital Language System (DLS), and a Digital Experience Delivery System (DEDS). The DEDS enables staff to find, create, and package digital content into compelling digital experiences that support the aims of an exhibition over its lifecycle. It facilitates iterative prototyping using standardised tools and established design patterns, and integrates with other Te Papa systems promoting re-use of content - while remaining highly available through an approach which pushes (and caches) updates to the floor. The system encourages collaboration through greater visibility of what work is being done, and the current status of that work. Dashboards which show analytics from currently live exhibits, and give access to historical data, allow engagement can be tracked against established measures - and inform ongoing improvements beyond launch. We’ll cover how we went about identifying common capabilities, the process we followed to design the DEDS, and share into some of the technical design principles we adopted, and architectural decisions we made, along the way.

Speakers
RH

Rob Holmes

Head of Digital Product and Operations, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Rob has been with Te Papa since June 2017 where he has built a number of cross functional digital delivery teams. Rob joined Te Papa from New Zealand Post where he was a key contributor to their digital strategy, and responsible for transforming their digital channels. Rob is a champion... Read More →
RH

Richard Hulse

Digital Product Owner, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Richard is the DEDS Product Owner and has been with Te Papa since February 2017. Prior to this he was at Radio New Zealand, where from 2005 to 2015 he built and ran the RNZ website, including designing the business processes to make it all happen. In late 2015 and 2016 he moved into... Read More →


Tuesday November 21, 2017 14:30 - 14:55
Soundings Theatre, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

14:30

Mining the Kumara Times for Gold, with machines

While I look at a lot of digitised newspapers, checking for image quality and digitisation errors its not often that I get the chance to dive in deep and actually explore the content, whats this newspaper business all about really? 

 

Using some technical wizardry, Papers Past and a fair amount of spare time, I will dive into the digitised Kumara Times and let you what I have found out about the small town of Kumara and the local "news" business.


Speakers
GR

Greig Roulston

National Library of New Zealand


Tuesday November 21, 2017 14:30 - 14:55
Angus Room, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

14:30

Somehow the Vital Connection is Made: Developing Generous Collection Data
For as long as there have been museums some have been concerned by the lack of information available to the public. In 1784, William Hutton was aggrieved when he found the British Museum showed objects with no context, and little more than their names attached. More than a century later, David Murray (1904) noted that museum visitors were keen to know more of the history of the curiosities they had come to see; and Benjamin Gilman (1918) asserted that museums should to do more than just set out their contents to be looked at; they needed to provide interpretation. Today, another century down the line, there are more ways we can interact with and explore museums and archives than ever before. Physical institutions and printed catalogues remain, along with online collections, APIs, triplestores, immersive collection browsers, and virtual reality galleries. But the institutional collection data used to drive such innovations has in many cases not kept up with technological change, and increasingly fails to meet the needs of researchers working with museums and archives inside and outside institutions. Meanwhile, key knowledge about collections and the connections between objects, archives, publications and other resources often remains trapped in narrative text, or the heads and personal filing systems of researchers and institutional staff. While some links may be inferred by other means, much of this work relies on the knowledge, experience and interpretive intelligence of people. This paper will argue that, when pursuing digital innovations, we should not take the foundational data of our institutions as a given. Instead, we need to work toward an expanded view of collection description and documentation, one which encompasses rich connectivity, relationality, and the complex structures required to represent contemporary understandings of collections-based knowledge. Through the use of key examples, and drawing on three years of research (including numerous interviews, and visits to more than fifty museums and archives) the author will explore what generous collection data might look like, opening up new possibilities for participatory practice and digital research.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Jones

Mike Jones

Mike Jones is a Consultant Research Archivist at the University of Melbourne's eScholarship Research Centre, a PhD Candidate with the University’s School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, a Research Associate at Museum Victoria, and a freelance consultant. Since 2008 he... Read More →


Tuesday November 21, 2017 14:30 - 14:55
Rangimarie 2, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

14:30

Unexpected connections: reimagining the nineteenth century through generative art
This talk probes how serendipity provides opportunities to rethink biography in the digital age as a complex system of meshworks, lifegrids, and palimpsests. Stumbling across hitherto unknown sources, making unexpected connections, and telling new stories with old objects is an experience that has been characterised as ‘the allure of the archive.’ Historians are now turning to digital technologies to help extend and enhance that experience. Generative art, in particular, provides one avenue for new modes of archival exploration and expression. Unexpected Connections is a digital installation based upon Mitchell Whitelaw’s interactive work Succession: digital fossils for an industrial age and reinterpreted by Marsden technical lead Rhys Owen. It explores the combination of serendipity and palimpsests using a randomised search algorithm to draw down a range of digitized print assets related to William Colenso and his contemporaries from DigitalNZ. The interface reassembles them into a suite of transparent overlays that both evokes the geology – if not palaeontology – of the archival research enterprise and affords opportunities to turn chance encounters into unexpected connections. The subsequent output of digital images to 3D printed plates then analogue printing by letterpress furthers complicates the boundaries between print and digital, and interrogates the metaphysics of the technology continuum.

Speakers
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Rhys Owen

Technical Lead
Rhys Owen is Technical Lead on Sydney's latest Marsden-funded digital humanities project. He comes with longstanding experience in data visualisation, systems design, and the use of digitised cultural heritage assets for research and user interaction.
SJ

Sydney J Shep

Reader in Book History and The Printer, Wai-te-ata Press, Victoria University of Wellington
Dr Sydney J. Shep is Reader in Book History and The Printer, Wai-te-ata Press, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. She is at the forefront of cross-disciplinary digital research in the humanities, embracing new digital humanities approaches and advanced computational science... Read More →


Tuesday November 21, 2017 14:30 - 14:55
Rangimarie 1, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

15:00

Afternoon Break
Tuesday November 21, 2017 15:00 - 15:30
Oceania, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

15:30

Better Decisions Through Better Interactions
It's widely accepted that better data can drive better decision-making. But the source and format of the information people use when designing policy, public services and more makes an enormous difference. In this talk, Aimee discusses how events like GovHack NZ (the southern hemisphere's largest open data / open gov hackathon), and her work with design consultancy GovWorks helps tackle this issue by physically bringing together and creating connections between people from the private sector - including tech and design - with people in local and national government. The purpose? More systemic change, rather than widgets.

Speakers
AW

Aimee Whitcroft

After studying molecular biology, neuroscience and business, aimee has local and international experience in everything from strategy and management consulting to futurecasting to science/tech/govt communication. She's worked for a number of New Zealand's topscience, internet-related... Read More →


Tuesday November 21, 2017 15:30 - 15:37
Soundings Theatre, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

15:38

Life Offline
I spent six months in the public library in Arawa, Bougainville in 2017, where life is lived more or less offline. What are the challenges of delivering a small public and school library service when both internet access and power are intermittent and very expensive? What solutions are there and are there implications for New Zealand?

Speakers

Tuesday November 21, 2017 15:38 - 15:45
Soundings Theatre, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

15:46

Design and Parliament: 81+ years of informing the public
A case study of how the Office of the Clerk has fought for a more informed public. Starting with Parliament Radio, to their YouTube channel and Virtual House Mobile app, this talk looks at the success the Office of the Clerk has experienced and how we can improve.

Speakers

Tuesday November 21, 2017 15:46 - 15:53
Soundings Theatre, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

15:54

Te Ao Matihiko – A Digital Coming of Age
Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori was established under the Māori Language Act 1987 to promote the use of Māori as a living language and as an ordinary means of communication. Te Ture mō Te Reo Māori 2016 ensures Te Taura Whiri alongside Te Mātāwai continues to revitalise Te Reo. The last 30 years of Te Taura Whiri has seen many different resources created to become part of our cultural heritage. This presentation will cover some of the major work of Te Taura Whiri i Te Reo past, present and future and our move into te ao matihiko.

Speakers
EW

Emily Wikingi

Digital Advisor, Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori


Tuesday November 21, 2017 15:54 - 16:01
Soundings Theatre, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

16:02

R2-D2 analysed your collection images and here's what he found
Techniques for the automated review of images continue to improve. Analysis of colours and patterns within your collection images can provide new connections between collection items. Artificial intelligence can work out the subject of an image with increasing accuracy, sometimes rivalling the descriptions created manually by cataloguers. This presentation looks at some of the emerging tools in this field and how they might be applied to your image collections.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Rowe

Paul Rowe

CEO, Vernon Systems
Paul Rowe is CEO of Vernon Systems, an Auckland-based collections management software company. Vernon Systems develops software that helps organisations record, interpret and share their collections. Paul is particularly interested in the use of web-based systems within museums and... Read More →


Tuesday November 21, 2017 16:02 - 16:09
Soundings Theatre, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

16:10

Latent space: Visitor-generated 3D Scans in Museums
The democratisation of digital technologies and museum collections is opening access to a global network of museum-generated data and museum-held objects on a scale which is both challenging to monitor and conceptually daunting.
Museums are now allocating significant funds into cataloguing and digitisation projects that enrich Online Collection databases concurrently with innovations in exhibition design and philosophy within museum walls. An emphasis is placed on the removal and mitigation of physical and sensory barriers that can disrupt visitor experience. The resultant unobstructed view of museum objects on display becomes the latent space where both the digital and physical museum/object coalesces.
How can museums future proof policy and cultural framework protecting museum objects under the omnipotent presence of digital technologies that are simultaneously advancing and increasingly free? Smartphones are now discreet powerful devices, housing high resolution cameras and capable of operating sophisticated 3D scanning apps. No longer are these technologies only accessible to institutions, the wealthy or technologically inclined, but to the ‘everyman’.
This level of immediate and open access to museum collections has been celebrated as a deconstruction of the cultural and academic elitism that has long plagued the public’s perception of museums.
But what happens when the integrity of collection objects and a museum’s role as kaitiaki is ethically compromised by visitor-generated digital content such as 3D scans, which is then disseminated across digital platforms?
This exploratory talk seeks to generate conversation about the future of museum policy, cultural framework and conditions of entry when a camera flash and tripod are no longer physical indicators of a visitor’s intent to produce high resolution representations or captures of museum collections.

Speakers
AM

Akura Makea-Pardington

Pictorial Collection Development Technican, Auckland War Memorial Museum
Akura Makea-Pardington was born in Auckland. She is of Maori (Ngāi Tahu, Kati Mamoe and Ngāti Kahungunu) and Scottish (Clan Cameron of Erracht) descent and is a pictorial collection development technican at the Auckland War Memorial Museum. She holds a Masters of Fine Arts from... Read More →


Tuesday November 21, 2017 16:10 - 16:17
Soundings Theatre, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

16:18

#FutureSlam: Navigating the Rocky Road of Digital Thinking
We are in the midst of some huge shifts in technology - AR/VR, Machine Learning, Blockchain, the Internet of things - but what does it all mean for Museums and our visitors? How do we understand and critique technology, without jumping to dystopic/utopic visions?


These are the questions we attempted to answer in the #FutureSlam, a series of internal events held at Auckland Museum. We didn’t get (nor expect) clear cut answers. This talk will look at how we asked the questions, structured the events, and digested the future - one slice of rocky road at a time. 

Speakers
avatar for Holly Grover

Holly Grover

Digital Experience Producer, Auckland Museum
Holly is a Digital Experience Producer at Auckland Museum. Her greatest wish is for less screens and more Harry Potter. She is currently studying a Master of Design at Auckland University of Technology, with a focus on creating speculative communication devices for a post-human w... Read More →


Tuesday November 21, 2017 16:18 - 16:25
Soundings Theatre, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

16:30

Keynote: Andrea Wallace, sponsored by Ministry for Culture and Heritage
Access and the Digital Surrogate: Openness as a philosophy
I'll discuss my research about institutional approaches to access and openness (both on-site and online), whether it’s understandable to users, how it can be more effective and impactful, and how intellectual property rights can make the process more difficult for everyone involved (but it doesn’t have to…!). 
Read more about Andrea

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Wallace

Andrea Wallace

Lecturer in Law, University of Exeter
Andrea Wallace (@andeewallace) is a Lecturer in Law at the University of Exeter working at the intersections of copyright, cultural institutions, and the public domain. Her research considers the impact of digital technologies on the preservation and dissemination of cultural heritage and the obstacles and opportunities... Read More →


Tuesday November 21, 2017 16:30 - 17:30
Soundings Theatre, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

17:30

Demo Hall: Digital New Zealand - all the new goodies!
DigitalNZ's team will wow you with all that 2017 has brought - a refreshed website, additional features and more ways to make stories within DigitalNZ's treasure trove.

Speakers
RP

Rowan Payne

Digital NZ


Tuesday November 21, 2017 17:30 - 19:00
Oceania, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

17:30

Demo Hall: Enabling Images to tell their Stories
Speakers
AL

Ana Lyubich

Chief Executive Officer, Excio
Excio is where the world’s most beautiful art and photography is discovered, enjoyed and shared on mobile devices’ home screens.Ana is working with museums, artists and photographers in NZ and overseas to get their collections outside of physical and even digital walls and display... Read More →


Tuesday November 21, 2017 17:30 - 19:00
Oceania, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

17:30

Demo Hall: Rethinking it all with FOLIO: an Open Innovation Platform
Libraries and other institutions have typically been constrained by the resource management and data models of their resource management systems. Indeed, existing standards have long ruled the roost for cataloging bibliographic items or describing objects including digital collections and archives. Now, new thinking is taking shape through FOLIO – a community collaboration to develop an open source library services platform built for innovation. As community partners look to rethink legacy approaches they are defining new models and tackling core questions.   This presentation will discuss resource management in FOLIO, a community collaboration to develop an open source library services platform built for innovation. FOLIO brings together the management of electronic, digital and physical resources under one roof leveraging a domain model and record format called “Codex”. The Codex underlies the FOLIO approach of ‘referential cataloging’; FOLIO references (links to) master records in multiple formats that reside in one or more knowledgebases of either print or physical resources. As such, the FOLIO approach is format agnostic; referenced records may constitute multiple formats such as MARC, Dublin Core, PBCore, BIBFRAME, etc., which are converted to a FOLIO Codex record.  In this presentation, the presenter will discuss the Codex approach in FOLIO. The presenter will look at how the Codex is based on the principles of BIBFRAME. Additionally, the presenter will address how FOLIO, through the Codex and ideas of referential cataloging, will support Linked Open Data (LOD) in ways that ensure further innovation for libraries and other cultural institutions.

Speakers

Tuesday November 21, 2017 17:30 - 19:00
Oceania, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

17:30

Demo Hall: Surveying our Past: Historic Surveys Mapped into a Virtual Landscape for Future Generations.
For many years organisations like Ngai Tahu and ECAN sought better access to early New Zealand maps (mahere rangahau) that were draughted by (prominent) surveyors in the mid-19th century and are stored for LINZ at Archives NZ today. These maps are extremely large – typically two meters deep and some more than 7 metres long - and extremely fragile due to deterioration over time. Even research in a reading room was difficult given they could no longer sustain being mounted on a wall as was there original access method 150-170 years ago and the ‘fine print’ on the maps was both historic (eg iwi tracks and plantings) and exquisite and finely detailed (eg smaller than 2-point font). User requirements were examined and the design of equipment and processes to capture and make available these maps to a high resolution and with ease of online navigation (pun intended). The result was the design of a complicated digitisation system designed to capture very fine detail on very large objects, and be portable enough to work onsite at Archives to minimise the impact on these valuable treasures. Once online the ability to enlarge and move around the map opened up a new way to learn and share. We describe the successful pilot undertaken to determine the best way to achieve this and how the collaboration between institutions has developed into a successful ongoing project to deliver digital access to a wide audience. We have unlocked the footprints and settlements of our settler and Māori forebears into a virtual landscape for future generations to view and interact with – and perhaps one day add into GIS and virtual reality programmes.

Speakers
avatar for Andy Fenton

Andy Fenton

Managing Director, NZMS
Welcomes sharing ideas about digitisation and the web, GLAM sector, Community Engagement, Social Media, Records, Standards, Leadership, Governance etc Inaugural Board Member of NDF, serving 2006-2013.Attended all 15 NDF Conferences 2002-2016.http://www.recollect.co.nzhttp://www.m... Read More →
GM

Gavin Mitchell

NZMS
Gavin is an expert in growing technology companies through understanding customer requirements and developing products, services and processes to deliver extraordinary value.  Gavin joined NZMS in 2015 and has overseen the expansion of the Recollect platform and the introduction... Read More →


Tuesday November 21, 2017 17:30 - 19:00
Oceania, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

17:30

Networking function sponsored by Internet New Zealand
Tuesday November 21, 2017 17:30 - 19:00
Oceania, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011
 
Wednesday, November 22
 

07:45

NDF AGM
Wednesday November 22, 2017 07:45 - 08:45
Rangimarie 1, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

08:50

Welcome
NDF Conference Programme Leader Dave Sanderson will fill you in on all you need to know for day two of NDF2017.

Speakers
avatar for Dave Sanderson

Dave Sanderson

Project Leader - Collection Imaging, Auckland War Memorial Musuem


Wednesday November 22, 2017 08:50 - 09:00
Soundings Theatre, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

09:00

Keynote: Claire Hall, Honiana Love, Ariana Tikao sponsored by National Library of New Zealand
Whakahoki ki te kāinga: the long (digital) road home for Taranaki’s Atkinson Letters.
Since 2012, three wāhine have played roles in the digitisation, description & repatriation of this historic collection of - confiscated - Māori-to-Māori letters from Taranaki. Honiana Love (Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision), Ariana Tikao (Alexander Turnbull Library) & Claire Hall (Te Reo o Taranaki) come together at NDF to speak on their respective kaitiaki responsibilities, the opportunities & challenges in repatriating alienated taonga for flax-roots cultural revitalisation.

Read more about Honiana, Claire and Ariana.

Speakers
avatar for Claire Hall

Claire Hall

Archive Manager, Te Reo o Taranaki
Claire Hall (Kōtarani, Aerihi) is an author, historian and Māori language advocate. She manages Te Reo o Taranaki’s archive,Te Pūtē Routiriata; teaches and records oral history. Over the past decade, Claire has supported Taranaki whānui in the digitisation, capture and curation of taonga kōrero and mātauranga tuku iho for reo & cultural revitalisation. Her current mahi includes developing a... Read More →
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Honiana Love

Pou Ārahi – Strategic Advisor, Māori, Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision
Honiana Love (Te Ātiawa, Taranaki Iwi, Ngāti Ruanui, and Ngā Ruahinerangi) is the Pou Ārahi – Strategic Advisor, Māori, at Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, where she works with iwi and Māori around use of their collections. Prior to this she was a Senior Adviser, Māori at Manatu - Taonga, Ministry for Culture and Heritage.She has over 25 years of archival experience – including working as an archivist at Archives New Zealand an... Read More →
avatar for Ariana Tikao

Ariana Tikao

Research Librarian, Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand
Ariana Tikao (@arianatikao) is the Research Librarian, Māori (arrangement & description) at the Alexander Turnbull Library. She is of Kāi Tahu descent, with strong links to the Canterbury/Banks Peninsula area. Ariana is also a singer-songwriter, particularly interested in reviving waiata from her whānau, hapū and iwi, and is an avid exponent of taonga puoro. Her most recent Turnbull Gallery exhibition was Wāhine: Beyond the dus... Read More →


Wednesday November 22, 2017 09:00 - 09:45
Soundings Theatre, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

09:45

Keynote: Harkanwal Singh, sponsored by the NDF Board
Failing at change - data in stories
Attempting something new and proving it works does not necessarily change the underlying culture within an organisation, or a profession. The something new in this case is telling stories with data. 
The context for data stories is the introduction of data journalism into different New Zealand newsrooms. A cultural shift does not follow a technical one. My talk is focused on the long road to change in understanding the challenges of introducing something new and accepting short-term failure as a strategy.

Read more about Harkanwal

Speakers
avatar for Harkanwal Singh

Harkanwal Singh

data journalism and visualisation, http://datastories.nz/
Harkanwal was formerly Data Editor at the New Zealand Herald, and was New Zealand’s first full-time data journalist. Currently Harkanwal is studying probability and computation at the University of Auckland. His work combines analysis and programming to create interactive visualisations. He is interested in using data analysis and visual... Read More →


Wednesday November 22, 2017 09:45 - 10:30
Soundings Theatre, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

10:30

Morning Tea
Wednesday November 22, 2017 10:30 - 11:00
Oceania, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

11:00

Capturing Community Memories: The Upper Hutt in the 1960s Online Oral History Project
As one of its contributions to last year’s 50th anniversary celebrations of Upper Hutt being officially declared a city, the public local library initiated a major oral history project to document life in the municipality during the 1960s. In a rare gesture of support by local authorities in this country for the significance of capturing oral histories of this kind, the Upper Hutt City Council allocated money from its anniversary celebration funds to employ a professional oral historian for a year to undertake these interviews. From the outset this oral history project was conceived as something that would be exclusively accessed online, with all the interviews being made available in full through the Upper Hutt City Library’s Recollect platform heritage website. Taking this approach raised certain issues which differentiated this project from more traditional oral history projects where interviews are typically accessed within an archival setting, with perhaps selected excerpts posted online. Included amongst the aspects to be discussed in this paper will be concerns about handling sensitive content and guarding against privacy breaches when making material of this kind available in full on the internet. Also looked at will be questions of how to arrange this content for an online platform in order to allow for easy navigation, link the individual interviews of the project together as a whole, provide users with direct access to passages within a recording, and make available supplementary material such as photographs. One important enhancement was to edit together selected passages from individual interviews that shared a common theme, add relevant images from the Library’s Heritage Collections, along with music and voice-overs, and in this way create short films around topics like childhood or the youth music scene in Upper Hutt at this time. As well as being available online these short films were also an important component of a ‘pop-up museum’ about the 1960s that the Library held. Using a raspberry-pi mini computer, a cheap audio-visual display unit was constructed enabling pop-up museum visitors to view a particular film to watch by pushing a button. The oral history project proved a big popular success with locals, generating much interest and discussion about Upper Hutt’s past and giving a sense of recognition to interviewees that their memories were important community knowledge.

Speakers
RP

Reid Perkins

Heritage and Research Coordinator, Upper Hutt City Library
Reid Perkins is the Heritage and Research Coordinator at Upper Hutt City Library where he oversaw the implementation of a Recollect platform heritage website in 2012. He has worked as a researcher on projects investigating the use of interactive websites by New Zealand cultural heritage... Read More →


Wednesday November 22, 2017 11:00 - 11:25
Rangimarie 1, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

11:00

Digitising and Licensing Home movies
ACMI has acquired thousands of hours of home movie material and views them as unique cultural treasures. Over the last year we have enabled a concerted project based approach to digitising this material. Additionally, we have sought to obtain broad use agreements with the rights holders to allow widest possible access and re-use.

Speakers
NR

Nick Richardson

Film Archivist, The Australian Centre for the Moving Image
Nick Richardson is a film archivist with 30 years experience having worked at the NFSA, ABC and AIATSIS. Most recently, at ACMI, Nick has steered the collection away from its traditional role as lending library into one of archive, enhancing both conservation and preservation practices... Read More →


Wednesday November 22, 2017 11:00 - 11:25
Rangimarie 2, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

11:00

Pipes and platforms (or why are we all publishing separately?)
MCH publishes well known and well used websites. It also published lesser known and lesser used websites. In fact barely a month goes by without having to fight the government department urge to build another one on another slightly different topic. How to fight the urge and how to make sense of a landscape of more and more publishing, and not just our own but right across the cultural sector. We're currently taking a step back to talk to users, review our content and strengths and think about how we could do it differently. This talk will report back on what we've found and hopefully have some pointers for how we and the wider sector could look at our shared publishing interests differently.

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Oliver

Matthew Oliver

Production Manager, Ministry for Culture and Heritage
Matthew Oliver is the production manager in the ministry's research and publishing group, and former NDF board member.  @talkingtothecan, @te_ara, @nzhistory


Wednesday November 22, 2017 11:00 - 11:25
Angus Room, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

11:00

Walk the Walk: Navigating Auckland City’s Fashion Heritage
The New Zealand Fashion Museum’s recent exhibition, Walk the Walk, took the exhibition to the streets with a live fashion show and walking tour. Visitors were given a full fashion show experience - complete with red carpet lining Elliot Street and featuring garments from the 1930s to today. A walking tour highlighting Auckland’s hidden fashion heritage brought to life the stories of past workrooms, boutiques and department stores, concealed amongst the heart of Auckland city. Both the exhibition and walking tour were transformed into a digital form, with the walking tour made available through WalkAuckland in conjunction with the MyTours app and each garment was photographed and added to the NZFM online collection for preservation. This talk explores the challenges and insights of creating a physical exhibition and incorporating digital elements in a unique way.

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Dix

Kelly Dix

Digital Content Producer and Manager, New Zealand Fashion Museum
@NZFashionMuseum @kelly_dix Kelly creates and promotes digital content for the New Zealand Fashion Museum. The cornerstone of NZFM is the online website, where fashion stories and collections are shared openly for reuse. Kelly’s work contributes to opening up New Zealand’s fashion... Read More →


Wednesday November 22, 2017 11:00 - 11:25
Soundings Theatre, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

11:30

Decades in Colour - Crowdsourcing History
DECADES IN COLOUR is “crowd sourced history”. We asked New Zealanders to share their home movies and filmed experiences with us. It’s an unofficial history – more “collected memory” than factual chronology. The results were wonderful; we now have over 2000 sources of personal colour footage from the 1940s to the 1980s. Many people who contacted the Decades team for Series 1 had little or no idea what their reels of (sometimes-vinegar-smelling) film contained; they were an inheritance from family members or, in one case, a random find in a local dumpster. Others had taken the film themselves and had fabulous recollections of shooting it, but hadn’t seen the images for years. Relatively little was digitized. We contracted a specialist film archivist/transfer specialist to the team and set up detailed submission and caretaker processes. A 3 x 1-hour series (1950s, 1960s, 1970s) hosted by Judy Bailey and screened on Prime TV, was successful enough in connecting with an audience that we are now completing Series 2 - a further three episodes, expanded to cover 1940-1989 and themed Work, Home, Play.

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Antony

Rachel Antony

CEO, Greenstone
AR

Alex Reed

Greenstone TV


Wednesday November 22, 2017 11:30 - 12:00
Rangimarie 2, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

11:30

How lessons learnt in online journalism can help shape museum storytelling online
For news organisations to survive, they must maintain audience volume that is attractive to advertisers. While a museum website doesn't have the classic audience and advertiser model, we can look to how media organisations produce and promote content to surface topical, time-based stories about our collections, research and work. This presentation will cover how we can adapt our storytelling to different platforms and use an analytics based programme to match user demand with our expert knowledge.

Speakers
MS

Michelle Smith

Head of Digital Content, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Michelle is head of digital content at Te Papa. As an ex-journalist, she loves deadlines, headlines and digital storytelling. @michellecsmith


Wednesday November 22, 2017 11:30 - 12:00
Angus Room, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

11:30

Ladies First: Crowdsourcing the Macdonald Dictionary
The popular and much loved G R Macdonald Dictionary of Canterbury Biography is getting an update for the 21st century. Comprised of over 12000 index cards with biographical information on over 22000 people, the dictionary took about 12 years to complete. Since then it has been accessed by hundreds of people wanting to know more about nineteenth century Canterbury personalities. Compiled between 1952 and 1964, the dictionary was considered progressive for its inclusion of people from all strata of society. While a monumental achievement, one of the dictionary’s weak spots has been a lack of information on women and children. Most of the entries are organised by male heads of household with women relegated to the role of wife or daughter. In an effort to make women and children more easily findable, a joint public history project between Canterbury Museum and the University of Canterbury is underway. The aim is to tag names mentioned in the dictionary, prioritising those of women and children. This paper will relate our findings from two stages completed so far. First, a student intern analysed the options for transcribing and tagging names and has developed a project scoping report on crowdsourcing this work. Second, a trial crowdsourcing project was conducted with a group of history students at the University of Canterbury, using the open source Pybossa framework. Future work includes developing a wider crowdsourcing effort based on the trial by bringing in contributors from the public and further project partners.

Speakers
JS

Joanna Szczepanski

Associate Curator Human History, Canterbury Museum
Joanna Szczepanski is Associate Curator Human History at Canterbury Museum.
CT

Christopher Thomson

Lecturer and Head of Department Digital Humanities at the University of Canterbury, University of Cantebury
Dr Christopher Thomson is Lecturer and Head of Department Digital Humanities at the University of Canterbury and Co-director, UC Arts Digital Lab.


Wednesday November 22, 2017 11:30 - 12:00
Rangimarie 1, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

11:30

The Reach of a Starfish
Starfish was a Wellington based fashion label that operated from 1993-2013. It made a point of manufacturing garments locally and prided itself on sustainable practices. In this presentation Te Papa Assistant Archivist Gareth Watkins will discuss his recent project to sort, rehouse and catalogue Starfish’s archive and make it accessible through Te Papa’s online catalogue. The Starfish archive is made up of business records, workbooks, graphic designs, model shoots, look books and other printed ephemera which complement and contextualise the Starfish garments already in Te Papa’s collection. Gareth will highlight elements of Starfish’s design process – from initial sketches and fabric swatches through to the marketing material and finished garments. He will look at some of the dramatic changes in technology that took place during the 1990s and 2000s (from analogue to digital) and talk about manufacturing changes that affected New Zealand’s clothing industry. Gareth will discuss the use of blogs as a way of publicly showcasing Te Papa’s day-to-day work, as well as raising the awareness and accessibility of heritage collections.

Speakers
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Gareth Watkins

Collections Data Technician, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Gareth currently works as a Collections Data Technician with Te Papa’s Accelerated Collection Digitisation Programme. Prior to this he was working as an assistant archivist at Te Papa.


Wednesday November 22, 2017 11:30 - 12:00
Soundings Theatre, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

12:00

Lunch
Wednesday November 22, 2017 12:00 - 13:00
Oceania, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

13:00

Leaders' Panel
Keir Winesmith chairs a panel with leaders from Museum of Te Papa Tongarewa, National Library of New Zealand, Auckland War Memorial Museum, Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision,
Ministry for Culture & Heritage and Archives New Zealand. The panel will explore the current state of the sector, challenges and visions for the future. A wonderful opportunity for us all to hear to hear what the future holds for our sector!
Our panel comprises: 
Rachel Esson, Director Content Services, National Library of New Zealand
Melissa Firth, Chief Digital Officer, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Rebecca Elvy, CEO, Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision
David Gaimster, Director Auckland Museum
Heather Baggott, Group Manager Delivery, Ministry of Culture and Heritage
Tony Moss, Director Government Record Keeping, Archives New Zealand
Watch out during the conference for ways to engage and ask questions for this panel.

Wednesday November 22, 2017 13:00 - 14:10
Soundings Theatre, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

14:15

Bug Lab Data
We included analytics modules within digital products created for Te Papa’s Bug Lab exhibition. This was the first time Te Papa built data gathering components into almost all the digital products within an exhibition. As well, this was the first time Te Papa utilised Digital Labels as a primary source of label information for objects and specimens on display. Analysis provides meaningful insights on levels of engagement, and patterns of use, and when combined with datasets from observational research and visitor tracking, a rich picture of the role of digital products within an exhibition emerges. The benefits realised from Bug Lab analytics have informed implementation of analytic modules in all digital interactives since, in turn leading to a dynamic picture of the role of digital products within the visitor experience.

Speakers
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Amos Mann

Digital Producer, Interactive and Exhibition Concept Developer, and Experience Designer, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Amos Mann is a Digital Producer, Interactive and Exhibition Concept Developer, and Experience Designer who has worked within the New Zealand GLAM and science sectors for 18 years. @AManowitz


Wednesday November 22, 2017 14:15 - 14:40
Rangimarie 2, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

14:15

Data visualisation: cultural institutions working with the tertiary sector
ACMI has been working with students from the RMIT School of Design in data visualisation projects. ACMI released its collection data as a zero commons dataset and students have been designing infographic presentations which will be exhibited at the end of the course.

Speakers
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Nick Richardson

Film Archivist, The Australian Centre for the Moving Image
Nick Richardson is a film archivist with 30 years experience having worked at the NFSA, ABC and AIATSIS. Most recently, at ACMI, Nick has steered the collection away from its traditional role as lending library into one of archive, enhancing both conservation and preservation practices... Read More →


Wednesday November 22, 2017 14:15 - 14:40
Soundings Theatre, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

14:15

Bridging the Gap
The discussion will focus on the experiences of student engagement in a 2017 creative project with the Auckland War Memorial Museum. Utilised as a benchmark to a less didactic pedagogy approach, the presentation will highlight the discourse of using digital media design to respond to briefs in the GLAM sector.

Speakers
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Lucy Boermans

Lecturer, Media Design School
Lucy Boermans' background is broadcast media design with over 17 years of experience. She is now a lecturer in the Bachelor of Media Design and the Graduate Diploma of Creative Technologies. Her research fields are within design theory, relational aesthetics and the affective side... Read More →
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Don Chooi

Media Design School
Don Chooi comes from the design and advertising industry with nearly 20 years of experience. A recent academic, Don specialises in media design, identity and gender studies.
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Simon Nicholls

Media Design School
Simon Nicholls have been in academia for the past 13 years, specialising in user interactivity and media design. His research fields include generative design and user experience.


Wednesday November 22, 2017 14:15 - 14:45
Angus Room, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

14:15

A Crisis of Capacity
The biggest issue facing the business of museums and the GLAM sector is not dropping visitation numbers, but a crisis of capacity – how can we harness the power of a global workforce, software tools, social media and embrace the changes made by the digital revolution. Using the 'gig' economy to solve our backlog problems head on.


The session will pose ideas and seek open discussion from the audience - big ideas welcome!

Speakers
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Adam Moriarty

Digital Collections information manager, Auckland War Memorial Museum
Adam Moriarty is the Digital Collections information manager at Auckland War Memorial Museum. @adamrmor


Wednesday November 22, 2017 14:15 - 15:15
Rangimarie 1, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

14:45

From One Island to Another: Lessons from Ireland - Digital Technologies Bringing Stories from the Past to Audiences of the Future
Islands of varying sizes, yet a comparative population size, Ireland and New Zealand have a lot in common. One thing Ireland just pips the post on (not mentioning that incident with the game with the egg shaped ball) is when it comes to history. An estimated 900 more years of history. Museums, galleries and exhibitions enabling visitors to explore that history and tell those very real human stories is what fuels one of Ireland’s biggest industries: tourism. 230 museums across the island welcome over 6 million visitors annually. Digital engagement has also risen sharply with Irish museums reporting growing levels of collection digitisation, and high levels of engagement on the web and on social media. But with a new generation of visitors growing up in an interactive, digital stimulating and connected world, how are Irish Museums telling these evermore ageing stories in an immersive way for modern audiences? From gamification to AR and VR experiences, 360 degree virtual tours, Teen Twitter Takeovers and an historic Google Street View tour through Dublin to mark the centenary of the birth of a nation - there is inspiration a-plenty for New Zealand’s museums and galleries as they move towards digitisation.

Speakers
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Leanne Ross

Freelance Digital Consultant, aCupOfLee.com
Leanne Ross is Digital Consultant from Belfast, Ireland. She was a commended finalist in 2016’s Outstanding Young Communicator and Digital Newcomer Awards. Author of Amazon bestselling book “Talk is Cheap: The Digital PR Your Startup Needs But Can’t Afford”, Leanne has spent... Read More →


Wednesday November 22, 2017 14:45 - 15:15
Angus Room, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

14:45

The Spark All Access Pass in Auckland Museum's VOLUME exhibition: all the data!
Hands-on and ears-on, VOLUME was the first major exhibition of New Zealand popular music. What set Volume apart was participation – we really wanted visitors to put themselves in the exhibition and have a go at making music themselves. We developed four major digital interactive experiences to explore different aspects of the music industry, demonstrating the range of creative roles and skills in the sector – beyond being a rock star. Extensive prototyping and user-testing ensured we would have a well-crafted and accessible visitor experience. On top of the interactive experiences, the Spark All Access Pass used NFC tagging technology to provide a highly personalised experience of Volume. Visitors could pick up a pass as they entered which they tagged throughout the exhibition. At the exit, they registered their details and got sent a link to their content. Over 68% of tagholders registered to receive their content – high according to anecdotal industry feedback. Visitors could share the content with friends, family, or on social media. The tagging stations worked on near-field communications, with each pass containing an NFC chip, and each station an NFC reader so visitors could tag in at points of interest and we could record those points. On registering their details, they were sent a link to a microsite that housed all their tagged content. This presentation lays out the specifics of all collectable content and spills the beans on the rich metrics that were captured as part of the process and that led to some deep insights and learnings.

Speakers
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Nils Pokel

Digital Experience Manager, Auckland War Memorial Museum
Nils is the Digital Experience Manager at Auckland War Memorial Museum. He is a multi-disciplinary digital enabler and innovator with an interest in exploring technology with a human centred design approach. As the ‘resident futurist’ Nils is also driving the digital R&D programme... Read More →
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Esther Tobin

Content & Interpretation Developer, Auckland War Memorial Museum
Esther fell for museology at Art School when she ran out of good ideas of her own. After a range of roles in the GLAM sector and a stint in the UK making documentaries she decided to get a real job and has been developing exhibitions ever since, including: WOW: World of Wearable Art... Read More →


Wednesday November 22, 2017 14:45 - 15:15
Rangimarie 2, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

15:15

Afternoon Break
Wednesday November 22, 2017 15:15 - 15:45
Oceania, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

15:45

Keynote: Keir Winesmith, sponsored by Te Papa Tongarewa with support from The Dowse Art Museum
Keir will be talking about museums, digital and time - exploring how digital can respond to the many temporalities within museums and cultural objects.
Read more about Keir.

Speakers
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Keir Winesmith

Head of Web + Digital Platforms, SFMOMA
Keir is a digital leader and strategist working across web, mobile apps, virtual and augmented reality, SMS, and in-building interactives. With a focus on developing unique and meaningful digital experiences, he has led and collaborated on many award winning projects over the last... Read More →


Wednesday November 22, 2017 15:45 - 16:45
Soundings Theatre, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

16:45

Closing address and awards
Wednesday November 22, 2017 16:45 - 17:00
Soundings Theatre, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011
 
Thursday, November 23
 

09:00

NZ Photographers of Cultural Collections Forum
This year’s theme is Successes and Challenges.

The Forum commences with participants’ introductions, with selected short presentations of current work which falls under the heading of ‘Successes and Challenges’.
The afternoon continues the theme with further discussion and tours of the Alexander Turnbull Library Conservation Lab and Imaging Services facilities & studios.

This event is catered, please state your dietary requirements when registering your interest.

Spaces are limited - so please complete this form to register your interest. Contact: Claire Viskovic (04) 470 4570 or email ImagingServices@dia.govt.nz if you have any questions

Thursday November 23, 2017 09:00 - 16:00
National Library of New Zealand Corner of Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Wellington 6011