New job, new planets, blog moved.

June 1, 2006 on 9:48 pm | In wikicompany, rijksmuseum, library2.0 | 4 Comments

I’m truly excited to start working for the Rijksmuseum in the Netherlands soon.

I will have the opportunity to work with some of the most beautiful art collections in the world. My role will be to help manage the existing catalog system and provide ideas and software to improve the new catalog system.

It will be both an honour and a challenge to help improve the access to the huge Dutch art legacy of the “Gouden Eeuw” and also from earlier and later periods. This crossroad of great art and cutting edge information technology is such an interesting combination. May we live in interesting times.

Besides my work on improving Wikicompany, I’ll also start to write about my ideas and actions on Library2.0 concepts. Not all of that will be immediately relevant to my work, eg. text-to-speech, and content-based image retrieval, but it will help to think outside of the box when designing information systems.

To help myself and others to keep up with all the ideas floating around about web information systems, I’ve expanded the planetarium with some more domain specific news streams:

  • Free Software
  • Semantic Web (todo)
  • Library2.0
  • Art Museum

Important: The wikicompany blog is now hosted onsite. New RSS feed link here.
I would have preferred to use Mediawiki syntax as the blog interface, but currently MW blogging isn’t quite ready for that. However blogging using MW isn’t that far away I suspect. Brion is working on something.

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