Wednesday, 11 November 2009

NZ National Digital Forum - Monday 23rd - Tuesday 24th November , Te Papa, Wellington

The NZ National Digital Forum - 2009

The NDF - or National Digital Forum, Monday 23rd, Tuesday 24th November, 2009, a two day meeting of the 130 member organisations from the NZ gallery, library, museum and archive world, is just under two weeks away. This year sees provisional bookings way up on last year, with the organising committee confident that this, the 8th session of the NDF forum will be a huge sucess

The NDF - some history - background
The National Digital Forum (NDF) is a coalition of museums, archives, art galleries, libraries and government departments with more than 130 member organisations committed to collectively building New Zealand’s culture and heritage online.
 Being online now: culture, creativity and community
This year’s conference theme Being online now: culture, creativity and community  will explore opportunities for the creative and cultural sectors to cross traditional boundaries and collaborate on solutions and opportunities to being online now.

The emphasis is on exploring ways - whether through  common tools or collaboration frameworks - which help people create and access New Zealand digital content  - whether  through home,  business, education, cultural organisations, or local communities.

The programme.
As well as the NDF signature approach - discussion panels - and  works in progress demonstrations - this years conference once again brings to NZ some of the leading digital practitioners in the growing craft of cultural online practice.

Australian Colleagues

As well as the people featured below, the NDF is also welcoming the contribution from Angelino Russo from Museums 3.0, and Liam Wyatt, the organiser of the  recent world first - GLAM Wiki in Canberra, where members of the Australasian GLAM cultural secotr came  ogether for disucsions with the Wikimedia community.

The full conference probramme is here. Details on registration, is here

Keynote Speakers
Keynote speakers include:
Director of New Media, Indianapolis Museum of Art

Daniel Incandela leads the award-winning New Media team at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Since 2004, he has built the department from the ground up; creating a team with a reputation as innovators in the field of museum technology.

Under his leadership the team has created dynamic content on YouTube, Flickr, Facebook, and iTunes in addition to IMA developed sites such as the IMA Blog. All of these projects feature fresh approaches to digital content delivery that bridge the gap between art and its viewers.

Most recently, Incandela launched ArtBabble was conceived, designed, and built by a cross-departmental collection of individuals at the IMA and is intended to showcase video art content in high quality format from a variety of sources and perspectives.

Always looking for the next big thing, he has an open-minded point of view that often leads to cutting edge projects that generate buzz.

IMA website
IMA blog
Twitter: @danielincandela

Experience Designer, Museum 2.0

Nina Simon is an independent museum exhibit designer with experience in participatory design, gaming, and social media. She is the principal of Museum 2.0, a design firm that works with museums worldwide using social technology create dynamic, audience-driven exhibitions and programs.

Recent clients include the Boston Children’s Museum, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, the Experience Music Project, and the Denver Art Museum.

Nina is an adjunct professor of Social Technology at the University of Washington Museology program, and she runs the Museum 2.0 blog, which reaches 16,000 readers weekly and appears as a column in Museum magazine. Previously, Nina served as curator at The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, CA, and was the Experience Development Specialist at the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C.

Find out more about Nina’s work on her Museums 2.0 website
Head of Digital, Social and Emerging Technologies, Powerhouse Museum

Sebastian Chan leads the Digital, Social and Emerging Technologies department at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney. His teams include the museum's web unit, audio visual and photography, rights & permission and the photo library, the reearch library and Thinkspace, the Powerhouse's digital media teaching laboratories.

He is a researcher in several Australian Research Council Linkage projects researching social media, museums, and technology; and speaks internationally about the use of cutting edge technology in the cultural sector.

He is on the international programme committees of Museums and the Web (USA), Digital Strategies for Heritage (Eu), the Horizon.Au New Media Consortium, and is an International Steering Committee member of Culturemondo, an international group of representatives of cultural portal strategists.

Seb is also a member of the Australian Government's Government 2.0 Taskforce examining ways of improving citizen engagement with government and opening access to public sector information. He is also an ex-pat New Zealander.

Director, Culture24

 Culture24’s vision is to use the power of the online world to make culture more accessible to people by helping museums, galleries and the cultural sector offer simple, coherent, easy-to-navigate access to their collections, to provide comment and support, contribute to the growth of cultural tourism and to advocate the role of culture in learning.Jane Finnis is responsible for leadership, overall management and development within Culture24.

She is also leading Culture24’s work with MLA and others on a joined-up digital strategy for the future development of museums, libraries and archives. This covers developing national programmes and strategy, as well as strengthening the profile, management and digital accessibility of culture in the UK.

Senior advisor, Nationaal Archief of the Netherlands

 Hans Hofmanis senior advisor on digital longevity at the Nationaal Archief of the Netherlands. He is involved in several programmes in the area of e-government with respect to recordkeeping, metadata, digital preservation and open standards. He represents the Nationaal Archief in PLANETS research project (2006-2010, ( )) and he is since 2000 representing the Netherlands in ISO TC46/SC11 on Records Management, in which committee he is chairing the Working Group on RM metadata.

He has acted as co-director of ERPANET (2001-2004, ( )) and was co-investigator in InterPares project (1999-2006, ( )), and coordinated the participation in the Digital Preservation Europe coordination action (2006-2009, ( )), in which project he was responsible for the development of DRAMBORA. He has given numerous presentations and written many articles on topics like digital preservation, recordkeeping metadata and electronic records management.


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