Daniel Pett

Daniel Pett
University of Cambridge | Cam · The Fitzwilliam Museum

Master of Philosophy

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Introduction
Daniel Pett currently works at the The Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge as Head of Digital and Information Technology.
Additional affiliations
April 2018 - present
University of Cambridge
Position
  • Head of Department
October 2015 - April 2018
British Museum
Position
  • Manager
April 2003 - October 2015
British Museum
Position
  • ICT Advisor

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Publications (45)
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This paper draws upon the experience of several years of running a multi-application crowdsourcing platform, as well as a longitudinal evaluation of participant profiles, motivations and behaviour, to argue that heritage crowdsourcing cannot straightforwardly be considered a democratising form of cultural participation. While we agree that crowdsou...
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This paper was for the SISJAC organised DIgital Japan mini lectures, organised by Dr Jennifer Coates
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An article from the British Museum magazine on the MicroPasts project
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Short presentation for job interview as discussion points.
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A looping presentation for the background of our Mozilla Fest session at Ravensbourne college, October 2017
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A presentation on the Portable Antiquities Scheme database for their steering group
Research Proposal
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This document outlined how I planned to make DH more core to the British Museum's activities. This was submitted twice to the Research Manager of the Museum as a strategy, who blocked it going further as it would need sign off by the trustees. It was then downgraded to a plan, rather than a strategy. No digital strategy has been published for the B...
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A presentation on 3D technology in museums for Ethan Watrall and Lynne Goldstein's MSU Digital Archaeology method and practice institute.
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A presentation for the Digital Classicist seminar series with George Oates of Museum in a Box
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A set of 4 slides for a quick intro for Hartwig Fischer on Digital Humanities in the British Museum.
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This article reviews existing case studies in the ‘crowd-funding’ of community archaeology, as well as offering preliminary results from a small-scale experiment conducted alongside the wider crowd-sourcing efforts of the MicroPasts project (http://micropasts.org). In so-doing, it also considers the possible role of a hybrid reward- and donation-ba...
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There are thousands of forgotten archaeological archives hidden away in repositories all over the world, lost worlds where many scholars have toiled away for years, trying to record every detail and bit of information available about rare and precious archaeological objects in an attempt to bring order and understanding to an almost incomprehensibl...
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UCL Digital Humanities lecture on Publishing
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The INC Survey of Numismatics computing section
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The MicroPasts project is a novel experiment in the use of crowd-based methodologies to enable participatory archaeological research. Building on a long tradition of offline community archaeology in the UK, this initiative aims to integrate crowd-sourcing, crowd-funding and forum-based discussion to encourage groups of academics and volunteers to c...
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Archaeology has a long tradition of volunteer involvement but also faces considerable challenges in protecting and understanding a geographically widespread, rapidly dwindling and ever threatened cultural resource. This paper considers a newly launched, multi-application crowdsourcing project called MicroPasts that enables both community-led and ma...
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This paper offers a brief introduction to MicroPasts, a web-enabled crowd-sourcing and crowd-funding project whose overall goal is to promote the collection and use of high quality research data via institutional and community collaborations, both on- and off-line. In addition to introducing this initiative, the discussion below is a reflection of...
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This paper will discuss the impact that the two LAWDI events had on the digital work and output of the United Kingdom's Portable Antiquities Scheme, based at the British Museum, London. It discusses the progress of the author's work in developing the Scheme's online presence towards Berners-Lee's 5 Stars of Linked data following the two iterations...
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A presentation for the MA course at UCL "Managing Museums" run by Tim Schadla-Hall
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A presentation on the updates to the Portable Antiquities Scheme's local authority managers.
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Archaeology has a long tradition of volunteer involvement but also faces considerable challenges in protecting and understanding a geographically widespread, rapidly dwindling and ever threatened cultural resource. This paper considers a newly launched, multi-application crowdsourcing project called MicroPasts that enables both community-led and ma...
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Social media can be defined in many ways, but this paper will focus primarily upon platforms that allow community members to engage with each other by creating profiles and online content (see the oft cited Kaplan & Haenlein 2010 and Atkinson 2011) or ‘social capital’ (Ellison et al. 2007). This paper will demonstrate how social media can be used a...
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Projects (4)
Archived project
A programme of activity to advance the interaction between digital tools and the curatorial body of the British Museum.
Archived project
To establish a world leading database and set of digital tools for recording stray archaeological finds.
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Developing and studying collaborations between citizens inside and outside heritage organisations to study the human past, by leveraging crowd- and other web-based methods.