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Exploring Affective Computing for Enhancing the Museum Experience with Online Collections

Gunho Chae, KAIST, Republic of Korea / S. Joon Park, Drexel University, USA / Robert Stein, Indianapolis Museum of Art, USA / Jungwha Kim, KAIST, Republic of Korea / Susan Wiedenbeck, Drexel University, USA

Abstract

National Park Service Museum Collections website

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online collections
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website rebuild
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Museum Websites
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National Park Service
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A collaborative effort, between the Museum Management Program of the National Park Service and the University of Tennessee (UTK), has lead to a completely redesigned website for the National Park Service (NPS) museum collections.

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Demonstration - show your project
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Collections Online

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Session
Date & Time: 
Apr 9 2011 - 1:30pm
Location: 
Congress

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

Description

Access to collections takes on many hues. What do we mean and how do we enable it?

Tag! You’re It! What value do folksonomies bring to the online museum collection?

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taxonomies
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online collections
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collections documentation
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meaning-making
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folksonomies
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tagging
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As growing numbers of museums invite users to digitally tag online collection objects with key words, it is timely to examine the value that this practice can bring to the sector.

Type: 
Paper - in formal session
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Scholarly Information Seeking Behaviour in the British Museum Online Collection

Keywords: 
online collections
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information seeking
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user studies
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usability
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scholarly searching
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search strategies
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search
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The vast amounts of digital museum resources available to support scholarship are changing the ways researchers work, offering convenient quick access to a wide selection of cultural heritage content. However, finding information in museums, as well as libraries and archives, is not an easy task.  Collections database information systems can be overwhelming and daunting to many users.

Type: 
Paper - in formal session