These are my notes from the Museums Computer Group (MCG) Spring meeting, held at the National Waterfront Museum, Swansea, Wales, on April 23, 2008.
Nearly all the slides are online and I also have some photos and video from the National Waterfront Museum. If you put any content about the event online please also tag it with 'MCGSpring2008' so all the content about this conference can be found.
The introduction by Debbie Richards mentioned the MCG evaluation project, of which more later in 'MCG Futures'.
I have tried to cover points that would be of general interest and not just the things that I'm interested in, but it's still probably not entirely representative of the presentations.
Debbie did a great job of saying people's names as they asked questions and I hope I've managed to get them right, but I haven't used full names in case my notes on the questions were incorrect. Please let me know if you have any clarifications or corrections.
If I have any personal comments, they'll be in [square brackets] below. Finally, I've used CMS for 'content management systems' and CollMS for 'collections management systems'.
I've made a separate post for each paper, but will update and link to them all here as I've make them live. The individual posts include links to the specific slides.
'New Media Interpretation in the National Waterfront Museum'
'Catch the Wind: Digital Preservation and the Real World'
'The Welsh Dimension'
'Museums and Europeana - the European Digital Library'
'Building a bilingual CMS'
'Extending the CMS to Galleries'
'Rhagor - the collections based website from Amgueddfa Cymru'
'Maritime Memorials, visualised'
'Unheard Stories – Improving access for Deaf visitors'
'National Collections Online Feasibility Study'