Museums and the Web

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ViMuseo.fi project. Towards digital inclusion of small museums

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small museum
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virtual museum
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GUI
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prototype
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digital museum
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digital inclusion
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During the demonstration the prototype of the ViMuseo tool will be presented. The ViMuseo is a tool to create virtual museums (implemented as Web CMS). It is designed for small institutions that want to increase their digital accessibility, interact with their audiences and network with other museums.

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Demonstration - show your project

Museum as Memoryscape: The Virtual Shtetl Portal of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews

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virtual museum
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memory
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local history
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data sharing
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jewish history
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european history
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This paper focuses on the Virtual Shtetl Portal of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews (www.sztetl.org.pl). Virtual Shtetl utilizes a Web platform that enables registered users to participate in the sharing of memories, public history and other information relevant to the preservation of Jewish cultural heritage.

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Demonstration - show your project
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Virtual Museum and Small Museums: ViMuseo.fi Project

Magdalena Laine-Zamojska, University of Jyväskylä, Finland

http://vimuseo.fi

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New media are a huge opportunity and challenge for museums, especially for small institutions without digitized resources. The ViMuseo.fi is a research project conducted at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. The research focuses on the possibilities of new media in presenting cultural heritage in small Finnish museums. As a part of the research, a tool to present small museums on the Web was developed. The ViMuseo tool is a CMS for creating multimedia presentations, and was designed specifically for small institutions without digitized resources. The possible deployment of the tool is also discussed.

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Virtual museum and small museums. ViMuseo.fi project

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local museums
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digital heritage
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Finland
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CMS
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virtual museum
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small museum
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There are around 1000 museums in Finland. According to the National Board of Antiquities there are 163 professionally run museums, which are responsible for 326 places open to public[1].

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Demonstration - show your project