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MUSEUMS AND THE WEB 1998

Archives and Museum Informatics Overview of MW98: Why you should attend MW98 Learn new skills to enhance your museum site Explore issues and controversies facing Museums and the Web Experts featured at MW98 Commercial products and services to enhance your web site Organizations supporting MW98: Online interchange regarding the virtual museum experience Juried awards to best web sites in 5 categories

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The Web and Contemporary Collecting: A Powerful Combination

John Griffiths, Science Museum, London

Subsidiary Session: Museum Applications: Websites as Content Collectors
Thursday, April 23, 1998
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This paper outlines a methodology for the use of the World Wide Web as a vehicle for the collecting of contemporary knowledge and artifacts in certain areas of science and technology. It is proposed that by using company web sites in the fields of communications and computing technologies we can set up virtual collections of these technologies on the web and begin to chronicle their development over time. In addition we can set up strict selection criteria which can be applied over pre-determined periods of time so that a representative set of artifacts for the museum collections can be preserved that truly reflect the successful developments in these rapidly-evolving technologies.


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