CoP: Online Collections

Practitioners, researchers, and technologists in the field convene in this Community of Practice to share learnings, trials, and data. Online Collections are arguably the area of greatest potential for museums and cultural organizations, promising innovative new ways of enriching the collection and creating engagement and visitor communication globally.

Topics and Questions

The Online Collections Community of Practice addresses topics and questions such as:

  • How can the experience of collections online better complement the in-person visit to a museum, library or archive?
  • Can the online collection ever be as inspiring and affective as its analog source?
  • Which channels are most important and how do we meet the demands of the digital natives and new services that can help us reach the audience?
  • Should it aim to be?
  • How can we manage this in an efficient way, which is tied to the vision of the institution?

Resources and Datasets

The Online Collections Community of Practice collected resources related to maintaining online collections and datasets as well as detailed information on how you can contribute additional materials.

Conference Notes and Presentations

Sponsorship and Support

Sponsored by Axiell

The Online Collections Community of Practice kicked off at MW17 and will continue collaborating throughout the following year with the generous support of Axiell.

Community Mentor: Sharon Grant, Field Museum

Community Coordinator: Erin Canning, University of Toronto