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Museums and the Web 2009, Selected Papers from an international conference

Edited by Jennifer Trant and David Bearman.

Toronto: Archives & Museum Informatics, 2009.


On Being Open

David Bearman and Jennifer Trant, Archives & Museum Informatics, Canada 3

1. What Has Web 2.0 Wrought?

Going Analog: Translating Virtual Learnings into Real Institutional Change

Nina Simon, Museum 2.0, USA ..... 13

Great Expectations: Sustaining Participation in Social Media Spaces

Angelina Russo, Swinburne University of Technology, and Darren Peacock, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia ..... 23

Museums & Wikis: Two Case Studies

Rhiannon Looseley, Museum of London, and Frankie Roberto, Rattle, United Kingdom ..... 37

Collaborative History: Creating (and Fostering) a Wiki Community

Tracey Baker, Joe Hoover, Rose Sherman, Minnesota Historical Society, USA ..... 47

WeTube: Getting Physical with a Virtual Community at the Ontario Science Centre

Kevin von Appen, Kathy Nicholaichuk and Karen Hager, Ontario Science Centre, Canada ..... 57

Take Two: A Study of the Co-Creation of Knowledge on Museum 2.0 Sites

Jeffrey T. Grabill, Stacey Pigg, and Katie Wittenauer, Michigan State University, USA ..... 63

2. Education and Evaluation

After the Heroism, Collaboration: Organizational Learning and the Mobile Space

Peter Samis and Stephanie Pau, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, USA ..... 77

Pedagogy and Design: Understanding Teacher Use of On-line Museum Resources

Mariruth Leftwich, Museum of London, and Martin Bazley, ICT4Learning, United Kingdom ..... 89

Doing It for the Kids: Tate Online on Engaging, Entertaining and (Stealthily) Educating Six to 12-Year-Olds

Sharna Jackson and Robert Adamson, Tate, United Kingdom ..... 99

Learning In The Wild: What WolfQuest Taught Developers and Game Players

David T. Schaller, Eduweb; Kate Haley Goldman, Institute for Learning Innovation;
Grant Spickelmier, Minnesota Zoo; Steven Allison-Bunnell, Eduweb; Jessica Koepfler, Institute for Learning Innovation, USA ..... 113

Fictional Press Releases and Fake Artifacts: How the Smithsonian American Art Museum is Letting Game Players Redefine the Rules

Georgina Bath Goodlander, Smithsonian American Art Museum, USA ..... 127

3. [Re] Design

Redesigning Your Museum’s Web Site: A Survivors’ Guide

Allegra Burnette, The Museum of Modern Art; Joanna Champagne, National Gallery of Art; Charlotte Sexton, The National Gallery, United Kingdom; and Dana Mitroff Silvers, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, USA ..... 143

Tear Down the Walls: The Redesign of ArtsConnectEd

Robin Dowden, Walker Art Center, and Scott Sayre, Sandbox Studios, USA ..... 157

Emerging Web Browsing Alternatives

Adriana Olmos, Bluesponge; Steffen Boddeker and Alexandra McIntosh, Canadian Centre for Architecture, Canada ..... 169

Collection Effects: Examining the Actual Use of On-Line Archival Images

Brian Dawson, Marc Ladouceur, Marcia Rak, Canada Science and Technology Museum Corporation, Canada ..... 179

4. Where Are We Heading?

NZMuseums: Showcasing the Collections of All New Zealand Museums

Paul Rowe, Vernon Systems Ltd., and Wallis Barnicoat, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, New Zealand 201

Fedora, Drupal, and Cloud Computing for a Low-Cost, Sustainable DAM

Ari Davidow, Jewish Women’s Archive, USA 217

The Interpretation of Bias (and the Bias of Interpretation)

Aaron Straup Cope, Flickr, USA ..... 227 Aggregating, Displaying and Mining Object-Data Without Consent (or: Big, Hairy, Audacious Goals for Museum Collections On-line)

Mike Ellis, Eduserv, and Dan Zambonini, Box UK, United Kingdom ..... 235

About the Authors

About the Authors ..... 247

Index to Authors, Institutions and Keywords ..... 259


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