Museums and the Web

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

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Archiving Flickr and Other Websites of Interest to Museums

Ryan Donahue, George Eastman House and Aaron Straup Cope, General layabout / SBHS

Abstract

Creating low-cost digital exhibits - making the most of what you've got

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interactive
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museum
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digital
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low-cost multimedia
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digital exhibits
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development
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IGOR (Interactive Galleries On Request) is a content development and deployment tool that enables museums to quickly and easily create four types of digital exhibit: touchscreen interactive, multi-video player, captioned slideshow and RSS viewer.

Type: 
Exhibitor Briefing - discuss your product. Confirmed Exhibitors only
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SDNHM Tour and Digitization Discussion

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tour
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museum
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science
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natural history
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San Diego Natural History Museum

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Other Interaction - describe in notes
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Tour 1: Balboa Park Museums

Type: 
Tour
Tech Level: 
All
Date & Time: 
Apr 10 2012 - 7:30am
Location: 
offsite

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

Description

Get a behind-the-scenes tour of the museums and technology of Balboa Park. The Park is the nation's largest urban cultural park.

CAM St. Louis App

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cam
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app
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st. louis
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contemporary
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art
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museum
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toky
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branding
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CMS
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iphone
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camstl
Abstract: 

Do you want to engage with the most innovative and relevant art being made today?  There’s an App for that. As a non-collecting institution, the Contemporary Art Museum (CAM) St.

Type: 
Demonstration - show your project

Kidding Around: Hands-on Digital Learning for Children and Families

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digital learning
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museum
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on-site
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on-site
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children
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young people
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teens
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families
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Building on the success of the workshop at MW2010, three London museums are uniting to offer a half-day workshop on designing digital learning activities for children and families. The British Museum, Museum of London and Victoria & Albert Museum all have on-site digital education centers that offer ambitious programs for young people.

Type: 
Workshop - full or half day
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The Use of Social Media in the Danish Museum Landscape

Nanna Holdgaard, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Abstract

This paper examines Danish museums' use of social media on their own websites and on external sites like Facebook. The paper takes its point of departure in a study of the Danish online museum presence through an analysis of the museums' websites and presence at social media sites. The results of exploring 123 Danish museum websites and social media presences show that half of the Danish museums use social media - art museums being the most active among the Danish museums. Despite the fact that half of the Danish museums are on Facebook and write blogs, the majority of museums on a general level communicate with a low degree of user interaction, participation and engagement. The paper concludes that Danish museums in general use social media in order to attract more visitors to the physical museums.

Keywords: museum, online presence, social media, Facebook, Denmark

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Understanding the Distributed Museum: Mapping the Spaces of Museology in Contemporary Culture

Susana Bautista and Anne Balsamo, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

Abstract

Where is the museum for the digital generation? We use the term ìthe distributed museumî to describe the form that the museum takes as it is part of the creation and movement among new spaces that comprise contemporary networked learning environments. No longer located in a particular physical space, the museum extends its presence through all sorts of virtual spaces on the Web as well as in the transient spaces created through the diverse practices and technologies of mobility. This paper offers an analytical framework to describe and map the museology of the distributed museum as it unfolds across conceptual divides between physical and the virtual, the fixed and the mobile, and closed and open.

Keywords: museum, distributed, digital age, participatory, learning

Building LOD for cultural information resources in Japan

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metadata
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Linked Open Data
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LOD
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linked data
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museum
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sematic web
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Museum information in Japan is maintained distributedly and nonuniformly. This leads to difficulty in crossover searching for museum information. The LODAC (Linked Open Data for ACademia) project is building a prototype system (LODAC-Museum) to aggregate information across multiple sources.

Type: 
Demonstration - show your project

Tour 2: New Media in Arts and Social Science Museums

Type: 
Tour
Tech Level: 
all
Date & Time: 
Apr 5 2011 - 8:15am
Location: 
offsite

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Pre-conference Tours on Tuesday require separate registration

A confirmation of your registration will be sent to your email address. Please print it out and bring it to the conference.

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

Description

Learn how the leading Art, Contemporary Art, Archeology and Anthropology museums in the city are innovating on site and on the Web.

Meet at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel, 1200 Market Street.

8:00 am

Tour 1: Science Museum New Media

Type: 
Tour
Tech Level: 
all
Date & Time: 
Apr 5 2011 - 8:15am
Location: 
offsite

Required fields are marked with a red asterisk (*).

Pre-conference Tours on Tuesday require separate registration

A confirmation of your registration will be sent to your email address. Please print it out and bring it to the conference.

You will not receive registration confirmation by regular mail.

If you do not receive your confirmation today, please contact us.

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

Description

Three important early 19th century science museums within a few blocks of each other in Center City Philadelphia are meeting their audiences in new ways in the 21st century.

Mobile Phones and Visitor Tracking

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google analytics
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museum
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visitor
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mobile tracking
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visitor studies
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Google Analytics provides museums with extensive data around visits to their virtual sites. Physical visits and the way in which visitors track around museums is currently much harder to monitor. This paper discusses the opportunity that mobile phone WiFi, Bluetooth and TMSI signals provide to allow visitor tracking.

Type: 
Paper - in formal session