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Digital Audience Development 19th March 2009 The Lighthouse Glasgow Simon Dessain - The List


The Venue ID Boring but useful

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Key benefits of Venue ID More links, more traffic

Reducing effort all along the chain Enables ‘wholesale’ distribution 19/3/2009

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The IVES project The absence of standards in the arts The information chain in the arts Changes in the chain in the migration from print to digital

The information chain in academia 19/3/2009

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Linked data sets in academia an example

Chart: Leigh Dodds Talis

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IVES project inception Started as a Venue ID project Partners Blue Compass, HI-Arts and The List Venue ID project now subsumed into International Venue and Event Standard (IVES) project with TSB funding IVES partners University of Glasgow, ACT Consultants, Blue Compass and The List 19/3/2009

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Venue ID (VID) What An unique, persistent code for arts venues Why For matching data sets Classic requirement HI-Arts and The List Common identifiers ISBN/ISSN, Nat Ins number Digital Identifiers URL Digital Object Identifier (DOI) http://www.doi.org/ 19/3/2009

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DOI example

So a venue changing name will still be ‘found’ using a Venue ID 19/3/2009

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Venue ID structure IVES-CC-XXXXX ISO standard country code Random 5 character alpha numeric string (with no vowels or Y) e.g. IVES-GB-4RT5H Rejected alternate identifiers: Name (eg Theatre Royal), Postcodes Incremental numbering 19/3/2009

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Venue ID Data Venue ID mandatory data Venue name Country code Latitude and longitude (derived from postcode)

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Venue ID optional data Alternative names, previous names, and address including postcode Simon Dessain - The List

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IVES Governance IVES will be a public standard published under a license (Creative Commons or similar) IVES may become a formal (BS) standard IVES will be operated by partners till long term ‘home’ established Venue ID service run by IVES 19/3/2009

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VID Operation Run by IVES Initial load of c 30,000 UK wide venues Venues added by any registered user Venues approved by Venue ID admin users Venues allocated a Venue ID Updates and changes may be submitted by anyone but will be approved by IVES admin IVES partners undertake admin functions for Venue ID in near term

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IVES - next steps Launch beta Venue ID service Progress to full service Expand Venue ID usage Publish IVES standard Establish IVES on a long term basis 19/3/2009

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Summary All your venues will be allocated a Venue ID And using it will give you: More links More traffic Reduced effort all along the chain Enables ‘wholesale’ distribution 19/3/2009

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Your role: Promoting venues and delivering events that are challenging funny profound provocative sublime stimulating and possibly just perfect

My role: Promoting an alpha numeric string that is devoid of apparent meaning technical largely unseen aimed at machines primarily meeting an unidentified requirement

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