Contextual Wrappers 2

packaging University museum collections information as part of open metadata provision

Lessons

Some of the overall lessons learnt include the value of stakeholder / user consultation and the need to not underestimate the resources required for activities such as application-profile development, data enhancement and interface refinement to meet the detailed user needs gathered during consultations.

At a more detailed level, lessons learnt include keeping initial interface design-briefs focused on outcomes and brand values, rather than technical solutions; and adopting an informal approach to user consultation.  The latter helped conversations flow and ensured sufficient engagement at focus groups: leading to many valuable insights and recommendations coming forward from the community.

Further lessons relating to technical development are available at:  https://contextualwrappers2.wordpress.com/2012/08/09/technical-challenges/

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