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Picture this: developing a museum online photo library

TitlePicture this: developing a museum online photo library
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsDevine, J., Glisson W. B., & Welland R.
Secondary TitleInternational Cultural Heritage Informatics Meeting - ICHIM07: Proceedings
Conference Start DateOctober 24-26
PublisherArchives & Museum Informatics
Place PublishedToronto, Ontario, Canada
EditorTrant, J., & Bearman D.
Keywordsdevelopment, e-commerce, image, internet, library, picturel library, retrieval, visual resources

This paper will examine the development process utilized in the construction of an on-line photo library which addressed and incorporated an on-line payment solution for the Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery at the University of Glasgow. The aspects of the development process that are discussed include the perspective of the Museum's organizational strategic planning aims, the technical requirements, the challenges encountered within a large organizational system with long-established working practices and how the issues introduced by these practices were eventually overcome.