[Crm-sig] Call for Comments

martin martin at ics.forth.gr
Fri Apr 22 14:26:22 EEST 2011


Dear Oeyvind,

Thank you very much for your comment! The new introduction was actually meant
to be more on a managerial level. I would much appreciate if
someone would volunteer to provide an even less technical text. Even though,
I believe that the museum curator is not the target role as a decision maker,
but the IT department of a larger museum or the IT consultant of a smaller museum.

To which degree it is possible in a small text to render to a museum director
such a technical issue, I wonder. In the discussions, we had the impression that
the major obstacle for museums to adopt the recommendation is that museum managers
suspect there is more behind the decision they cannot evaluate. "Better make no decision
than a wrong decision"...
May be we should just add that implementing this recommendation has no unpleasant
side effects, by guaranty of ICOM....


Best,

Martin


On 4/18/2011 9:03 PM, Øyvind Eide wrote:
> Dear Martin,
>
>   From a museum professional with some, but not a lot of knowledge
> about computer systems and with a strong interest in the work of
> CIDOC, I received a comment about the scope of this recommendation
> along the following lines:
>
>   >  If it is meant for only IT professionals it is fine, but if it is
> also meant to be understood
>   >  also by ordinary "stupid" (her expression) museums curators, a
> simpler version of
>   >  the text is also needed.
>
> Could it be an idea to work with some individuals on the non-technical
> side in museums, possibly also managers, in order to write a short,
> simplified version of the recommendations?
>
>
> Kind regards,
>
> Øyvind Eide
> Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
> Unit for Digital Documentation, University of Oslo
>
> Den 21. mars. 2011 kl. 17.02 skrev martin:
>
>> Dear All,
>>
>> Your comments on http://www.cidoc-crm.org/URIs_and_Linked_Open_Data.html
>> will be most welcome!
>>
>> Best,
>>
>> Martin
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