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Evaluating the features of Museum Websites (The Bologna Report)

TitleEvaluating the features of Museum Websites (The Bologna Report)
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsPaolini, P., Orsini C., Guermandi M. P., & Di Blas N.
Secondary TitleMuseums and the Web 2002: Proceedings
Conference Start DateApril 17 -20
PublisherArchives & Museum Informatics
Place PublishedBoston, Massachusetts, USA
EditorBearman, D., & Trant J.
Keywordscultural heritage, inspection method, usability, users' scenarios

MiLE (Milano - Lugano Evaluation Method) is an innovative method for evaluating the quality and usability of hypermedia applications. This paper focuses upon the specific 'module' of MiLE concerning cultural heritage applications, synthesizing the results of research carried on by a group of seven museum experts of Bologna (Italy), with the joint coordination of IBC (Institute for the Cultural Heritage of the Emilia Romagna Region) and Politecnico di Milano. The 'Bologna group' is composed of different professional figures working in the museum domain: museum curators of artistic, archaeological and historical heritage; museum communication experts; Web sites of cultural institutions? communication experts. After illustrating the general features of MiLE and the specific features for Cultural Heritage, we will briefly show a few of the results which are to be published in the ?Bologna Report?.