w/c 24 December – Discovery news roundup

UK and JISC Discovery Project news:

Europeana news:

Other news from Europe and beyond:

Event reports:

  • The University of Leicester’s live debate, ‘Museums in the information age: Evolution or extinction?’, which took place at the Science Museum is available to listen to onlineA Guardian article covering the debate notes the importance of digital discovery: “[…] some digital resources produced by museums quickly become disposable if not easily discoverable by potential users.”
  • The Culture Hack event, which took place at the Google Campus, centred on envisaging new ways for London’s schoolchildren to interact with and be inspired by the city’s cultural heritage. Martin Belam’s blogpost provides a good overview of the day and highlights a thought provoking comment from the British Library’s Nora McGregor“It’s about teaching metadata to children.”

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