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Museums and the Web

An annual conference exploring the social, cultural, design, technological, economic, and organizational issues of culture, science and heritage on-line.

Opening Plenary

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plenary

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April 7, 2011 - 9:00am - 10:30am

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Archives & Museum Informatics EIN: 77-0708617; GST / BN 887978914

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We'll kick off MW2011 together with a plenary speaker highlighting current questions.

We're delighted to welcome Kristin Purcell of the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project.

The Internet & American Life Project provides research that can help us identify trends that are shaping the way content-oriented organizations like museums interact with their audiences now and will need to interact with them in the future.

At Pew, Kristen leads the design, implementation and analysis of nationally representative surveys, special population surveys, focus groups and in-depth interviews exploring the impact of the internet on Americans’ social and civic lives. She has authored reports on news and information consumption in the digital age, the rise of online video, and the burgeoning apps culture. Prior to joining Pew Research Center, Kristen was a senior survey researcher at Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. and at Princeton Survey Research Associates International, where she designed and implemented national studies of critical policy and public health issues for foundations, non-profit organizations, academic institutions and government agencies.