Sharing is Caring – keynotes, ignites and registration


Sharing is Caring 2014 is coming up soon. Registration is now open on the website and the first two keynotes + 10 ignite speakers have been announced.

Keynote: Simon Tanner

Simon Tanner, King's College London

Simon Tanner is Deputy Head of the Department of Digital Humanities and Director of Digital Consulting at King’s College London. He works with cultural institutions big or small across the world to assist them to transform their collections and online presence. His research on reproduction charging models and rights policy for digital images in art museums has heavily influenced the trend towards opening up cultural heritage collections. He authored Digital Futures: Strategies for the Information Age with Marilyn Deegan and in 2011 wrote Inspiring Research, Inspiring Scholarship: the value and benefits of digitised resources for learning, teaching and enjoyment. In 2012, Simon published Balanced Value Impact Model. He Tweets as @SimonTanner.

Simon will give a talk titled “When we share, do they care? Using Impact Assessment to understand how our digital presence changes lives.” He will concentrate his presentation on the Balanced Value Impact Model, and how focusing on the ways we change the lives or life opportunities of our communities should affect our investment of digitization, digital presence, and user engagement.

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Keynote: Nick Poole


Nick is CEO of the Collections Trust in London, where he is responsible for the strategic direction and management of the organisation. Nick is also the Chair of ICOM UK and of the Europeana Council of Content Providers and Aggregators. Nick advises Governments and agencies in the UK and internationally on issues relating to Culture, and he represents the UK on the European Commission’s Member States Expert Group. He has published and lectured in the UK and worldwide on subjects relating to Collections Management and the legal, economic and ethical issues relating to delivering collections-based services. He tweets as @NickPoole1.

In his talk, Nick will explore why people fall in love with museums, what happens when they do, and how we can build museum services in future that bring even more people into a lasting relationship with the work that we do.

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