hoard.it : bootstrapping the NAW

What seems like a looong time ago I came up with an idea for “bootstrapping” the Non API Web (NAW), particularly around extracting un-structured content from (museum) collections pages. The idea of scraping pages when there’s a lack of data access API isn’t new: Dapper launched a couple of years ago with a model for […]

Speaking and workshops

I present at various conferences, and provide things like training workshops too: always about the web and what we do with it and usually about social media, mobile, innovation and that kind of thing. If you’d like me to speak or workshop at something you’re organising, drop me a line by commenting on this page. […]

The Brooklyn Museum API – Q&A with Shelley Bernstein and Paul Beaudoin

The concept and importance of museum-based API’s are notions that I’ve written about consistently (boringly, probably) both on this blog and elsewhere on the web. Programmatic and open access to data is – IMO – absolutely key to ensuring the long-term success of online collections. Many conversations have been going on about how to make […]

Mashed Museum 2008

On June 18th 2008 (the day before UK Museums on the Web conference) a bunch of us met in a room at Leicester University to do some museum mashing. Our aim was: ” …to give ourselves an environment free from political or monetary constraints. The focus of the day is not IPR, copyright, funding or […]

Museum mash

Most of you will probably have seen this already, but I’m running another museum mashup day in Leicester on 18th June 2008, the day before the annual UK Museums on the Web conference. It’ll be a developer/techie focussed day working with various bits of museum data to see what we can mash together in just […]