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published: March 2004
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November 7, 2010

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A Digital Voyage: A Narrative Approach to Information Access
Jim Blackaby, Mystic Seaport Museum, USA
Kate Haley Goldman, Institute for Learning Innovation, USA
Peter Nuhn, Nuhn Design, USA
Rachel Thomas, Mystic Seaport Museum, USA

Demonstration: Your Colleagues - 1

Digital Voyages, an ongoing project at Mystic Seaport, is being developed in a publishing format that combines synthetic materials, metadata, and digital surrogates in any format in a number of refereed and unrefereed structures. One can follow a simple linear narrative with hyperlinks, a context -driven and completely non-linear meander through the universe circumscribed by Digital Voyages, a customized narrative, or any combination of those elements.

But, beyond being a format for presenting a body of material, it is a format that allows users to add material or comments or create their own paths through the materials and save or share those. As such, it is the core of a web-based educational tool with options for directing comments or selections that might come from or go to a teacher or a student as well as being a complex view of a body of material. Digital Voyages represents one instance of a newly developed web publication format.