The Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums (GLAM) sector are responsible for maintaining and preserving the culture heritage of our society. Yet, in communities across the country, funded and voluntary groups are faced with finding solutions to help digitise cultural and heritage collections and make them accessible online whilst coping with increasing limited resources.
Although new to Drupal, and not professional developers, Alison and Ian, as consultants, have successfully leveraged their professional skills from the corporate and community sectors, in order to advise upon and build suitable media solutions for a variety of projects, groups and organisations.
They believe that insufficient work is being done to address the needs of GLAM groups in the community who assume that other software, such as Wordpress or Wix, will serve their needs. Drupal, as an open-source CMS, obviously has the potential to play a key role in providing a better, more robust and flexible solutions for the GLAM sector.
Using their own case studies of projects in England and Scotland, in particular, the British Entertainment History Project (www.historyproject.org.uk), as well as the experiences of the audience, this session aims to explore the uses of Drupal in GLAM projects and the opportunity to develop a more coherent, co-ordinated, and collaborative approach from developers in the Drupal community.