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Casgliad y Werin Cymru – People's Collection Wales: Combining Museum, Library, Archive, Broadcaster and User-Generated Content to Create "Wales in a Website"

Tom Pert, Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales; Dafydd James, National Museum Wales, United Kingdom

http://peoplescollectionwales.com/

Abstract

Casgliad y Werin Cymru – The People's Collection Wales – is more than just a website: it is a collaborative and federated programme developed by national institutions to tell the story of a nation from the perspective of its people. In this paper, we will explain the development of this open-source system which integrates material from organisations with very different business models and data structures, and blends it through its API into a set of geo-aware digital cultural heritage resources that make sense to the end-user.

Keywords: Wales,collaborative, open-source, cultural heritage resource

Collaboration and Dark Fiber

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BPOC
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collaborative
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network
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dark fiber
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shared resources
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virtualization
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The Balboa Park Online Collaborative (BPOC) was created to lead technology-focused cooperation between 20 Balboa Park institutions. One of the challenges BPOC quickly uncovered when it began, was a serious limitation to supporting collaboration caused by the lack of IT infrastructure necessary to network the institutions together.

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Mini-Workshop - teaches something or explores approaches
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