Speakers

The following lists people who contributed to the RunCoCo project training events (2010-2011). For more information about their talks and the events where they contributed, please go to the page for the relevant event.

If you require any information please contact RunCoCo.

Robert Ashton

The Barefoot Entrepreneur

Robert Ashton

Robert is a published author, social entrepreneur and campaigner. Quirky and clever, humble and human, Robert Ashton is direct and outspoken. He’s also tolerant and always makes time to listen. That’s why he’s called the Barefoot Entrepreneur; fiercely focused on the goal, yet he treads lightly as he goes.

He blogs at: http://barefootentrepreneur.blogspot.com/

Contribution: Keynote: 'Don't Panic Mr Mainwaring!' Tales of Big Society (Beyond Collections, 26 May 2011)

Jenna Bailey

Manager Mass observation communities online

Jenna Bailey

Jenna is manager of the JISC-funded project MOCO (Mass observation communities online), based at the Mass Observation Archive at the University of Sussex. MOCO will develop an online resource to inspire and assist people to record the changing history of their communities. Jenna is the author of the book Can Any Mother Help Me? about the lives of the ordinary women who wrote as part of The Cooperative Correspondence Club from 1935, a collection now housed in the Mass Observation Archive.

Contribution: Managing community content containing admissions of illegal activities (Aberystwyth 27 July 2010)

Chris Batt OBE

Consultant

Chris Batt

Chris is the former Chief Executive of the MLA (Museums, Libraries and Archives Council). As an independent consultant he has undertaken research projects for JISC including a study assessing the value of university engagement with the public in the creation and curation of digital resources.

Contribution: Digitisation, curation and two-way engagement, and the future (The Phantom Carnation Grower) (Oxford 5 May 2010)
Digitisation, curation & two-way engagement (Oxford 26 May 2010)

Dr Ylva Berglund Prytz

RunCoCo Project Officer

Ylva Berglund Prytz

Ylva is the RunCoCo Project Officer. She has worked at the University of Oxford since 2001 on a range of projects and services, including the Arts and Humanities Data Service (AHDS) at the Oxford Text Archive, and the British National Corpus (BNC), and she is experienced in creating, collecting, using and disseminating digital resources for learning, teaching and research. Ylva has a background in corpus linguistics.

Contribution: Demonstration of CoCoCo (Oxford 26 May 2010)

Tim Causer and Valerie Wallace

Transcribe Bentham

Valerie and Tim from University College London are currently coordinating the Transcribe Bentham initiative. The Bentham Project is launching an exciting new public engagement initiative – Bentham in the Community – to bring together academic and amateur historians and raise awareness of the life and work of Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832). "We could never have imagined it to be as successful as it has been. Aside from the publicity generated— and dozens of blog pieces our users have been responsible for editing over 1,000 transcripts during this time."

Contribution: Character Journey (Beyond Collections, 26 May 2011)

Alastair Dunning

Programme Manager, JISC

Contribution: Sustainability for Digital content (Leeds, 3 Nov 2010) &
The Sequel - debate (Beyond Collections, 26 May 2011)

Gail Durbin

Victoria and Albert Museum

Gail Durbin

Gail manages the website at the Victoria and Albert Museum. She is interested in user-generated content and the V&A website has contributions from users ranging from tattoos, through knitting to recollections of fashions in the 1960s. She is keen for museum websites to be places that foster the interest and expertise of users as well as places to find authoritative museum information presented in a usable form. Gail started her career as a history teacher and has worked in the education departments of Norfolk Museum Service and English Heritage before moving to the V&A in 1991. She was involved in setting up the British Galleries and has published extensively on the use of objects in teaching.

Contribution: A saga of creativity (Beyond Collections, 26 May 2011)

Alun Edwards

RunCoCo Project Manager

Alun Edwards

Alun is the Manager of RunCoCo. He has worked at the University of Oxford on a number of innovative, nationally funded projects (mainly in the digital humanities). Whilst working as a researcher on The First World War Poetry Digital Archive Alun helped facilitate The Great War Archive online community contributed collection, part of the poetry digital archive. He is also part of a small community working to visualise this major online research and teaching resource in the 3-d virtual world ‘Second Life’. RunCoCo is a JISC-funded project showing how to ‘crowdsource‘ academic research and run community collections online, based on work for The Great War Archive. 

Contributions:Case-study: The Great War Archive (Oxford 5 May 2010) &
Crowdsourcing, and university public engagement: an overview (Oxford 5 May 2010) &
Case-study: The Great War Archive (Oxford 26 May 2010) &
Getting Your Message Out There (Aberystwyth 27 July 2010) &
A Road-Movie (Beyond Collections, 26 May 2011)

Jane Ellison

Partnership Development Manager, BBC Audio and Music

Jane Ellison is Commissioning editor for BBC Radio 4 and has recently been involved with the British Museum in the ‘History of the World’. The History of the World website has attracted 16 million page impressions and there are now more than 5,000 objects on the website, with the 500 museums and galleries around the country that are involved in the project adding items from their collection.

Contribution: A History of the World (Beyond Collections, 26 May 2011)

Sarah Falmy

Programme Manager, Strategic Content Alliance

Contribution: Sustainability for Digital content (Leeds, 3 Nov 2010)

Dr Andrew Flinn

Director of the Archives, UCL

Andrew Flinn

Andrew is among other things Director of the Archives and Records Management MA programme at UCL. He was the lead researcher on the Community archives and identities project (2008-9) which examined independent community archive and heritage initiatives of African, Asian and other heritage groups in the UK. He is presently supervising an AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award looking at user-generated content and archival description and working more generally at knowledge production and community generated heritage content.

Contribution: Challenges/opportunities of community archives (Oxford 26 May 2010)

Leigh Garrett

Director, Visual Arts Data Service

Contribution: Joining the dots: funding and sustaining digital collections in the visual arts (Leeds, 3 Nov 2010)

Lisa Greenhalgh

Our Stories

Contribution: Pass it on: ideas for building digital preservation into community collecting (Leeds, 3 Nov 2010)

Melissa Highton

Head of Learning Technologies Group, University of Oxford

Melissa Highton

Contribution: Sustainable Collections: How does your garden grow? (Beyond Collections, 26 May 2011)

Naomi Korn

Intellectual Property Consultant

Naomi Korn

Naomi Korn is an intellectual property Consultant with extensive expertise in copyright, licensing, rights management and rights exploitation. She has extensive experience with JISC and across the public sector. Naomi was the project manager and lead consultant for the JISC funded Web2Rights project www.web2rights.org.uk, she is the author of the SCA IPR and Licensing Toolkit; A Practical Guide to Copyright published in 2010.

Contribution: IPR Q & A (Oxford 26 May 2010)

Dr Stuart Lee N.T.F.

Director, Computing Systems and Services, Oxford University's Computing Services

Stuart is a member of the English Faculty of the University of Oxford and has lectured and tutored on medieval literature, and electronic literature as well as the poetry of the First World War. Stuart was the Project Director of the First World War Poetry Digital Archive (2007-2009) and he managed the original JTAP Virtual Seminars project (1996-98). He was also the Research Officer for the Mellon-funded Scoping the Future of Oxford's Digital Collections project, and sat on the JISC Digital Images working group. Stuart is Director of Computing Systems and Services for OUCS, and the University’s Reader in E-learning and Digital Libraries. He is also a National Teaching Fellow.

Contribution: A Road-Movie & The Sequel - debate (Beyond Collections, 26 May 2011)

Katharine Lindsay

Manager for Engagement and Discovery, Learning Technologies Group, University of Oxford

Kate is Manager for Engagement and Discovery, Learning Technologies Group (LTG) of Oxford University Computing Services (OUCS). Kate was the project manager of the First World War Poetry Digital Archive (2007-2009), funded by the JISC under phase 2 of the Digitisation Programme. As part of this she managed the highly successful Great War Archive initiative, which has become an exemplar case-study in engaging the wider public in digitisation activities. She was also the project manager for the second phase of the project: Enriching the First World War Poetry Digital Archive. Kate has led numerous projects developing IT products for teaching and learning at Oxford. She is an English graduate and holds an MSc in Educational Research.

Contribution: Life after funding – Can free, web-based services keep my project alive? (Leeds, 3 Nov 2010)

Dr Chris Lintott

Galaxy Zoo / University of Oxford

Chris Lintott

Chris is based in the Department of Physics at the University of Oxford. He has become involved in what is known as 'popular science', most familiarly as co-presenter on the BBC's Sky at Night programme alongside Sir Patrick Moore, and as co-author of Bang!, with Sir Patrick and Dr Brian May. Chris is principal investigator for Galaxy Zoo, an online project which harnesses the enthusiasm of 300,000 keen amateurs to classify images of galaxies. This has led to further projects following a similar model known as ‘the Zooniverse’ developed by the Citizen Science Alliance, including the JISC-funded project Old Weather (Digitising Data for Disparate Communities: Naval History and Climate Science). Old Weather will publish images of royal navy logbooks (1914-1923), and allow the general public to transcribe the meteorological data included within them. The resultant data will be invaluable evidence for those studying climate change, and add to research in to the First World War.

Contributions: Case-study: Learning from Galaxy Zoo (Oxford 5 May 2010)
Case-study: Galaxy Zoo (Oxford 26 May 2010)

Paul McCann

Culturenet Cymru

Paul McCann

Paul is the Web/ICT officer at Culturenet Cymru, a limited company and a registered charity, based at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth. He also runs a small Web development consultancy, and serves as a volunteer on the lifeboats.

Contribution:Stump the geeks and life online (Aberystwyth 27 July 2010)

Dr Gethin Matthews

Welsh Voices of the Great War Online

Gethin Matthews

Gethin is a lecturer in Welsh History at Cardiff University, and Manager of the JISC-funded project, Welsh Voices of the Great War Online, which aims to gather as much material as possible that is related to the experience of the Welsh in the First World War - particularly, images of items that are in private hands such as letters, diaries and photographs. The project follows on from The Great War Archive pilot.

Contribution: Public roadshows have started! (Aberystwyth 27 July 2010)

Chris Morgan (Mog)

The George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling (GEECS), University of Glamorgan

Chris Morgan (Mog)

Mog’s background is in digital storytelling and community-based multimedia work. He is an Outreach Worker for the Welsh Assembly Government's Communities 2.0 digital inclusion programme which helps community groups, voluntary organisations and social enterprises in Wales do more with technology. Communities 2.0 is based at The George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling (GEECS), University of Glamorgan.

Contribution:Digital storytelling within the community (Aberystwyth 27 July 2010)
&
“…apart from that he was completely naked…" and other stories of the amazing everyday in the community (Beyond Collections, 26 May 2011)

Sioned Rees-Jones

Culturenet Cymru

Sioned Rees-Jones

Sioned is Education Officer for Culturenet Cymru, a limited company and a registered charity, based at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth.

Contribution: People's Collection Wales (Aberystwyth 27 July 2010)

Beccy Shipman

Project Manager of LIFE-SHARE

Contribution: Library seeks partner, must have GSOH... Collaborative working: how to make it last Leeds 3 Nov 2010

Dr Arfon Smith

Galaxy Zoo

Arfon Smith

Arfon is Technical Lead at Galaxy Zoo - an online project which harnesses the enthusiasm of 300,000 keen amateurs to classify images of galaxies. This has led to further projects following a similar model known as ‘the Zooniverse’ developed by the Citizen Science Alliance. With so many galaxies, the team thought that it might take at least two years for visitors to the site to work through them all. Within 24 hours of launch, the site was receiving 70,000 classifications an hour, and more than 50 million classifications were received by the project during its first year.

Contribution: A Cautionary Tale (Beyond Collections, 26 May 2011)

Dr Mary Smith

Project Manager of the 'East London Lives 2012'

Mary Smith

Currently Project Manager of the JISC funded CEDAR project at University of East London which investigates clustering and enhancing theatre studies resources with four partner institutions around the UK and enhancing the East London Theatre Archive. Formerly she was Project Manager of the 'East London Lives 2012' digital archive and research project, and it is this which we have asked Mary to speak about today.

Contribution: Case-study: East London Lives (Oxford 26 May 2010)

Brian Teeman

Brian Teeman

Brian is a consultant, specialising in open source software and online communities. He was the co-founder of the Joomla! content management open source software which helps you build websites. More recently Brian spent 2 years working on a Capacitybuilders ChangeUp funded project to introduce the concept of online communities to synagogues across the UK.

Contribution: If you build it WILL they come? (Aberystwyth 27 July 2010)

Dr Dafydd Tudur

Culturenet Cymru

Dafydd Tudur

Dafydd is the manager of Culturenet Cymru, a limited company and a registered charity, based at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth. Culturenet Cymru has developed a range of projects delivers digitisation projects, which explore and promote the heritage and culture of Wales, with an emphasis on lifelong learning and social inclusion.

Contribution: Working within the community (Aberystwyth 27 July 2010)

Valerie Wallace and Tim Causer

Transcribe Bentham

Valerie and Tim from University College London are currently coordinating the Transcribe Bentham initiative. The Bentham Project is launching an exciting new public engagement initiative – Bentham in the Community – to bring together academic and amateur historians and raise awareness of the life and work of Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832). "We could never have imagined it to be as successful as it has been. Aside from the publicity generated— and dozens of blog pieces our users have been responsible for editing over 1,000 transcripts during this time."

Contribution: Character Journey (Beyond Collections, 26 May 2011)

Chris Wild

The Retronaut

Chris Wild

Chris Wild, aka The Retronaut, runs How to be a Retronaut. According to Chris, a Retronaut is "someone who goes back in time using just perception". Chris will be talking about his project, The Retroscope, and share with us how he manages it as a visionary, entrepreneur, and time traveller. Chris brings a refreshing breeze of the ‘can-do’ entrepreneur into the issues surrounding the sustainability of community projects in the cultural heritage sector. Chris consults in archives, museums, brands and digital history.

Contribution: Choose Your Own Adventure (Beyond Collections, 26 May 2011)

Dr Hope Wolf

Research Associate, Strandlines

Hope works on the Strandlines Digital Community project at King's College London. Strandlines explores one of London’s most famous streets, the Strand, and its past and present communities. The project brings together local residents, workers and visitors by means of storytelling. Using digital technologies and techniques from life writing – a creative field concerned with personal life stories – it seeks to foster a more active sense of community in the Strand area.

Contribution: A Tale of Two Cities: Physical and Digital Communities (Beyond Collections, 26 May 2011)

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