If you happen to be one of our UK or European readers then you may be interested in Museums on the Web UK 2007 which happens on Friday June 22. It is organised by the Museum Computer Group, 24hr Museum and the University of Leicester.
The Web is changing – faster, smarter, more personal, more social. The software that drives it and the usage that shapes it are evolving at a rapid pace. Is the museum sector responding to this evolution? And as visible and trusted providers of rich and unique content might museums have, in fact, an opportunity to influence the future Web?
Is it time to become more ‘Web adept’?
From Web ethics, to user-generated content, and from the implications and possibilities of mashed-up content, to the need for new values and holistic approaches to accessible design…this year’s conference will explore the many ways the Web is being transformed around us, and how museums can respond to – and perhaps lead – this change.
UKMW will, as in previous years, be an accessible and affordable event welcoming around 100 delegates. It will aim to bring to together a programme of high quality speakers with a national and international perspective, from inside and outside the sector, offering creative, leading edge thinking relevant to anyone working with museums and the Web today.
I am giving one of the keynotes on social tagging and the future of collections online. The other keynote is Michael Twidale speaking about Second Life. Other speakers include Mike Ellis, Naomi Korn, Jon Pratty, Jeremy Keith (Clearleft), Paul Shabajee (HP Labs) and Brian Kelly. It is a low cost single day event and should be excellent.
Register online over at the UK Museums Computer Group.
I hope to see you there.