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Museums and the Web 2006, Selected Papers from an international conference

Edited by Jennifer Trant and David Bearman.

Toronto: Archives & Museum Informatics, 2006.



David Bearman and Jennifer Trant, p. 3

Once and Future Web

Ten Years On: Hopes, Fears, Predictions and Gambles for UK Museums On-line

Jemima Rellie, Tate, UK 13

In Search Of The Ubiquitous Museum: Reflections Of Ten Years Of Museums And The Web

Kevin Sumption, The Powerhouse Museum, Australia 25

Accessible Web

Universal Design of Computer Interactives for Museum Exhibitions

Christine Reich, Museum of Science, Boston, USA 37

Squaring the Triangle: The Implications of Broadband for Access, Diversity and Accessibility in Museum Web Design

Stephen Brown and David Gerrard, Knowledge Media Design, De Montfort University, UK 47

Viewing The Viewer: Remote Usability Testing

Phyllis Hecht, National Gallery of Art, USA 59

Page Turning: Revealing The Interface Issues Of On-Line Document Viewing

Karen Elinich, The Franklin Institute Science Museum and Paul Sparks, Pepperdine University, USA 67

Sociable Web

‘Artcasting’ at SFMOMA: First-Year Lessons, Future Challenges for Museum Podcasters

Peter Samis and Stephanie Pau, San FranciscoMuseum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), USA 79 An Ongoing Experiment in Social Tagging, Folksonomy, and Museums

Susan Chun, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Rich Cherry, Guggenheim Museum, Doug Hiwiller, The Cleveland Museum of Art, USA, Jennifer Trant, Archives & Museum Informatics, Canada, and Bruce Wyman, Denver Art Museum, USA 93

All Weblogs Are Not Created Equal: Analyzing What Works

Daniel Mosquin, University of British Columbia Botanical Garden and Centre for Plant Research, Canada 109

Buzz and Viral Marketing as a PR Tool for Museums: A Dutch Case Study

Marthe de Vet, Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis, The Netherlands 119

Learning Web

A Multiplicity Of Voices: Encouraging And Developing On-Line Collaborative Projects For Schools

Nadia Arbach, The National Archives, UK 131

3D for Cultural Heritage and Education:Evaluating the Impact

Nicoletta Di Blas and Caterina Poggi,HOC-DEI, Politecnico di Milano, Italy 141

Interactive Educational Storytelling: The Use of Virtual Characters to GenerateTeachable Moments

Juan Leon and Matthew Fisher, Night Kitchen Interactive, USA 151

Connecting Beyond the Field Trip: The On-line Wonder Wall

Norman Lownds and Carrie Heeter, Michigan State University, USA 163

Extensible Web

MEDINA Three Years Later: Towards “Enterprise Frameworks” For Cultural Tourism Web Applications

Franca Garzotto, HOC- Hypermedia Open Center, Department of Electronics and Information, Politecnico di Milano, Italy 173

The Inside Out Web Museum

Jon Pratty, 24 Hour Museum, UK 185

Community Sites & Emerging Sociable Technologies

Kevin von Appen, Ontario Science Centre, Canada, Bryan Kennedy, Science Museum of Minnesota, and Jim Spadaccini, Ideum, USA 197

Using Open Source Software to Facilitate Collaboration Among Artists, Exhibitors and Patrons

Michael Knapp, and Ellis Neder, Sway Design, USA 207

About the Authors

Authors’ Biographies 217


Index to Authors, Institutions and Keywords 227


Informatics: The interdisciplinary study of information content, representation, technology, and applications,
and the methods and strategies by which information is used in organizations, networks, cultures, and societies.