The fourth in the Arts Council's Arts Digital R&D podcast series is now live on the Arts Council's iTunes and SoundCloud channels. The series, hosted by arts and culture broadcaster and journalist John Wilson, explores the innovative use of digital technology in the arts and cultural sector and features discussion and debate from expert studio guests and pioneering case study examples of digital projects.
Podcast 4 is all about organisations opening up archives, collections and data.
Joining John in the studio are Bill Thompson, Head of Partnership Development, BBC Archives; Drew Hemment, Founder and CEO of Future Everything; and Dr Paul Gerhardt, Director of Archives for Creativity. They discuss what arts organisations need to consider when digitising their archives as we hear from bespoke archive Siobhan Davis Replay alongside commercial giants Google, who have partnered with arts organisations in the Google Art Project.
The V&A and Public Catalogue Foundation also tell us how involving the public in tagging your digital archive can create new ways of experiencing a collection; our guests discuss how organisations can use their data innovatively and creatively, opening it up to the public and even developers; and we get technical as we hear from the British Museum who are working alongside other cultural institutions to revolutionise the way we search collections data through the web.
Each programme in the series will focus on one of the themes at the core of the new Digital R&D Fund for the Arts: User generated content and social media; Digital distribution and exhibition; Mobile, location and games; Data and archives; Resources; and Education and learning.
We'd like to hear your comments on the podcast and we'd also like to hear from you if you would like to contribute ideas to other programmes in the series. Get in touch on Twitter #artsdigital or email us firstname.lastname@example.org