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Digital Britain and Collections

What role has Culture (capital C) in Digital Britain? And within Culture, what do digitised collections and content mean to the nation? Perhaps more importantly for the sectors involved in cultural provision (such as museums), can digital collections take part in the Digital Economy in a meaningful way? In January 2009, the UK Government produced […]

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New International Heritage and Conservation News blog

It seems like an age ago that I blogged about the use of the web, particularly blogging, to communicate better issues related to heritage conservation, particularly as it is a field in the broader heritage sector which is perhaps most shrouded in mystery. Communication has tended to be aimed purely at the professional with public […]

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Web 2.0: The Machine is Us/ing Us

[UPDATE] John Battelle has posted an interview with Michael Wesch, who has agreed to answer questions in the blog’s comments section. Tony Gill on the Museums Computer Group email list, pointed out a video that covers the major issues that come under the ‘Web 2.0’ umbrella. It puts a lot of today’s issues in context […]

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Life without TV

In February 2006, when Tehmina and I moved to Salisbury, we made another big decision: as well as the big move, we would ditch our television too. It didn’t take long to get used to life without it. The most common question people seem to ask me is “what do you do instead?”. It’s an […]

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Portable Antiquities Scheme Blog

Today, I’ve just discovered that the Portable Antiquities Scheme, a voluntary scheme to record archaeological objects found by members of the public in England and Wales, have a blog and a whole slew of RSS feeds. The PAS blog covers pretty much everything done by the Scheme, from technical notes about the website the the […]

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Website Hosting

Over the last few years, I’ve been swapping hosting companies, looking for the perfect one. I’ve always used UK based hosts, since I felt it was best if I ever needed to phone them for support. I’ve always used Windows hosting, because I’ve used various bits of ASP in my online projects. Over the last […]

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'Tis the season to be blogging:

Tehmina (my gorgeous wife!) has started blogging. Tehm is an historian, museums specialist, and regular commenter on Past Thinking (normally correcting my slip-ups). She’s written books too! Expect her blog to be wonderfully written, and to cover topics such as “Life, history, beauty, oranges”. According to her it’s “one small leap for one small woman” […]

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