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Be Your Own Curator with the CHIP Tour Wizard

TitleBe Your Own Curator with the CHIP Tour Wizard
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsGorgels, P., Aroyo L., Wang Y., Rutledge L., Stash N., & Schuurmans Y.
Secondary TitleMuseums and the Web 2008. Proceedings
Conference Start DateApril 9-12, 2008
PublisherArchives & Museum Informatics
Place PublishedMontreal, Quebec, Canada
EditorTrant, J., & Bearman D.
Keywordsinteractive, mobile, PDA, personalization, personalized museum tour, Semantic Web, user modeling

Web 2.0 enables increased access to the museum digital collection. More and more, users will spend time preparing their visits to museums and reflecting on them after the visits. In this context, the CHIP (Cultural Heritage Information Personalization) project offers tools to the users to be their own curators; e.g. for planning a personalized museum tour, discovering interesting artworks they want to see in a 'virtual' or a 'real' tour, and quickly finding their way in the museum. In this paper we present the new additions to the CHIP tools to target the above functionality - a Web-based Tour Preparation Wizard and an export of a personalized tour to an interactive Mobile Guide used in the physical museum space. In addition, the user interactions during a real museum visit are stored and synchronized with the user model, which is maintained at the museum Web site.