presented at Te Papa in Wellington, New Zealand on 23/11/09.
Text of National Digital Forum [] this museum
1. NDF 2009 - Wellington [] this museum: Wikipedia and
the cultural sector
2. If people were passing out paints on the street for free
every day, Im sure thered be a lot more painters. - Gregg Gillis
(GirlTalk) in Good Copy, Bad Copy knowledge If people were passing
out paints on the street for free every day, Im sure thered be a
lot more painters. learning
3. Wikipedia is... 100% F/LOSS, 100% open standards, 100%
copyleft charitable foundation, volunteers, no advertising, no
royalties, no permissions, available to use and re-use. GRATIS
4. I believe museums and Wikipedia have a lot in common (even
if Wikipedias only been free to the world since 2001!)
5. We too have scope creep...
6. ...we curate exhibitions...
7. ...and contextualise information...
8. ...we deaccession articles...
9. delete or keep?
10. ...and we deaccession images...
11. But were only just learning how to play nicely with
12. one more thing... Q. Why does Wikipedia have lots of
educational resources about American culture but comparatively
little from other countries (especially Australia/New Zealand)?
(Its not a language or digital divide problem) A. 1. US is more
available 2. US has greater copyright freedom
13. AMERICAN Institutions: high resolution (inc .tiff) nuanced
re-use policy no pseudo-TPMs default is open (esp. govt) AUSTRALIAN
Institutions: low resolution .jpg format blanket claim of personal
and private use only (water)marking/zoomify etc. Default is closed
14. credits British Museum free to the world since 1793,
Flickr Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Big Foot's camp
three weeks after the Wounded Knee Massacre (Dec. 29, 1890), with
bodies of several Lakota Sioux people wrapped in blankets in the
foreground and U.S. soldiers in the background
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.15849 Library of Congress Public
Domain Multimedia Usability Paris 2009 GLAM2, Polimerek
Creative Commons Arrtibution Share-Alike Ty Cobb safe at third
after making a triple, 8/16/1924
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/npcc.11955 Library of Congress Public
Domain SR71B Blackbird, December 1994, Sierra Nevada mountains
EC94-42883-4 NASA Public Domain Portrait of athlete Marjorie
Jackson c.1950 http://nla.gov.au/nla.pic-vn4583958 National Library
of Australia Public Domain