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Tuesday, November 21
 

13:30 NZDT

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 She has been working at the Alexander Turnbull Library since October 2006, with a primary focus on unpublished born-digital materials.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 →
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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 NZDT
Rangimarie 2, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

13:30 NZDT

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.
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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 NZDT
Rangimarie 1, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

13:30 NZDT

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 NZDT
Soundings Theatre, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

13:30 NZDT

Talks and a discussion of all things AR and VR
Speakers
avatar for Caelan Huntress

Caelan Huntress

Marketing strategist for entrepreneurs, Stellar Platforms
Hi everyone! I'm an American digital nomad living in New Zealand, and I have spent ten years running an online business while traveling the world with my young family. I am a website designer, copywriter, and sales strategist, and my specialty is helping entrepreneurs set up marketing... Read More →
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 →
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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 →


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

13:30 NZDT

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 NZDT
Mahuki Labs, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

14:00 NZDT

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 NZDT
Soundings Theatre, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

14:00 NZDT

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
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Flora Feltham

Arrangement and Description Librarian, Alexander Turnbull Library
Flora Feltham works as an Arrangement and Description Librarian at the Alexander Turnbull Library
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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 NZDT
Rangimarie 2, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

14:00 NZDT

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 NZDT
Rangimarie 1, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

14:30 NZDT

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 NZDT
Soundings Theatre, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

14:30 NZDT

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 NZDT
Angus Room, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

14:30 NZDT

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 NZDT
Rangimarie 2, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

14:30 NZDT

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
RO

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.
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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 NZDT
Rangimarie 1, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011
 
Wednesday, November 22
 

11:00 NZDT

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
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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 NZDT
Rangimarie 1, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

11:00 NZDT

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 NZDT
Rangimarie 2, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

11:00 NZDT

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 NZDT
Angus Room, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

11:00 NZDT

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 NZDT
Soundings Theatre, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

11:30 NZDT

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 NZDT
Rangimarie 2, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

11:30 NZDT

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 NZDT
Angus Room, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

11:30 NZDT

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
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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 NZDT
Rangimarie 1, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

11:30 NZDT

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
GW

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 NZDT
Soundings Theatre, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

14:15 NZDT

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
AM

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 NZDT
Rangimarie 2, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

14:15 NZDT

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

14:15 NZDT

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
LB

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 →
DC

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 NZDT
Angus Room, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

14:15 NZDT

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
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


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

14:45 NZDT

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.

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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 NZDT
Angus Room, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

14:45 NZDT

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.

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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 NZDT
Rangimarie 2, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011