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Exhibit Kiosks Examples at Fruitlands Museums
Michael Volmar, Fruitlands Museums, USA

Demonstration: Demonstrations - Session 1

Beginning in 1998, Fruitlands Museums has developed a series of exhibit kiosks using VCD, audio, and computer based technologies. Most recently, the archive at Fruitlands Museums includes a the large collection of Harvard and Shirley Shaker manuscripts. These journals, account books and music manuscripts fill 22 reels of microfilm. In an effort to increase accessiblity to these materials, the museum began the process of transcribing these manuscripts into an online database. The digital archive is now being used by researchers from around the world, college students and helps us meet Massachusetts curriculum requirements for grade school students. This presentation will review this project, about online archives. This demonstration will show some of these and discuss the the underlying technology, and other exhibit kiosk options available for institutions.