Fresh & New(er)

discussion of issues around digital media and museums by Seb Chan

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Entries from July 28th, 2010

Sydney Design has an iPhone app

July 28th, 2010 Comments Off

Everyone is doing apps. It might not be the decision of choice for us ‘web people’ – our friends at the Brooklyn have recently agonised over similar decisions – but in the end actual user behaviour wins out in the short term over what we might consider best practice. (Of course, modelling on actual user […]


Malcolm Tredinnick on some problems with working with our collection dataset

July 5th, 2010 Comments Off

Down at the recent Pycon we were excited to hear that Malcolm Tredinnick had taken the downloadable collection dataset from the Powerhouse and was using it to demonstrate some of the issues with working with (semi-)open datasets. His presentation reveals what every museum knows – the datasets that exist in our collection databases are inherently […]