Ben Rubinstein to speak at Museum Computer Network conference

Ben Rubinstein to speak at Museum Computer Network conference
November 2009

Technical Director at Cogapp, Ben Rubinstein will be speaking on the subject of museums exchanging data at the Museums Computer Network (MCN) Conference 2009 this month in Portland, Oregon.

Ben will be talking alongside Günter Waibel of OCLC Research and Shyam Oberoi of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in a discussion chaired by Cathryn Goodwin of Princeton University Art Museum. Their session will discuss the OCLC Research-led data exchange project, for which Cogapp provided a major component in the form of our COBOAT tool. The panel will explore the lack of a technical infrastructure through which museums can exchange collections data, how the OCLC toolkit that Cogapp built has helped museums to export data in a standards-based form, and the results of research into aggregating this data. The session is scheduled for 1.30pm on Thursday 12th November.

The annual MCN conference, this year held from 11th - 14th November, brings together information professionals from hundreds of museums and cultural heritage institutions in the United States and around the world. The topics for this year's gathering include social media, doing 'more with less' and implementing systems in tough times. The program for the conference can be viewed hereJoe Baskerville will also be attending in his capacity as Cogapp's Head of New Technology. If you too are planning on attending, be sure to let Ben or Joe know in advance, and drop in on Ben's talk. We hope to see you there.



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