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Museums and the Web 2010, Selected Papers from an international conference

Edited by Jennifer Trant and David Bearman.

Toronto: Archives & Museum Informatics, 2010.

[all papers presented at MW2010 availabe on-line]


On Being Social

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

Building Communities Building Knowledge

Building an On-Line Research Community: The Reciprocal Research Network

Susan Rowley, University of British Columbia, Canada; Dave Schaepe, Stó:l? Research and Resource Management Centre, Canada; Leona Sparrow, Musqueam Indian Band, Canada; Andrea Sanborn, U’mista Cultural Society, Canada; Ulrike Radermacher, Ryan Wallace, Nicholas Jakobsen, Hannah Turner, Sivia Sadofsky, and Tristan Goffman, University of British Columbia, Canada  ...   13

Putting Mallala on the Map: Creating a Wiki Community with Now and Then

Darren Peacock, Sweet Technology Pty Ltd, Australia  ...   25

Recollection: Building Communities for Distributed Curation and Data Sharing

Eric Miller and David Wood, Zepheira, USA  ...   37

Stuff Telling the Story in the Stuff

Buckets and Vessels

Aaron Straup Cope, Stamen Design, USA  ...   47

The Museum Is Mobile: Cross-platform Content Design for Audiences on the Go

Nancy Proctor, Smithsonian American Art Museum, USA ...   59

Hiding Our Collections in Plain Site: Interface Strategies for “Findability”

Nate Solas, Walker Art Center, USA ...   73

Designing and Developing a Collections Dashboard

Richard J. Urban and Michael B. Twidale, University of Illinois; and Piotr Adamczyk, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, USA ...   87

Data Stretching Minds Stretching Data

Can Structured Metadata Play Nice with Tagging Systems? Parsing New Meanings from Classification-Based Descriptions on Flickr Commons

Joseph B. Dalton, New York Public Library (NYPL), USA ...   101

Van Gogh’s Letters: Or How to Make the Results of 15 Years of Research Widely Accessible for Various Audiences and How to Involve Them

Marianne Peereboom, Edith Schreurs and Marthe de Vet, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands ...   111

Immersive Experiences for Museums

Carol LaFayette, Frederic I. Parke, and Philip Galanter, Department of Visualization, Texas A&M University, USA ...   125

Connecting the Collection: From Physical Archives to Augmented Reality in the Netherlands Architecture Institute

Pepijn Lemmens and Henk Vanstappen, Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAI), The Netherlands ...   135

Build It and Keep Building It

Tales of the Unexpected: A Pragmatic and Candid View of Life Post-Launch

Allegra Burnette, The Museum of Modern Art, USA; Dana Mitroff Silvers, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, USA; and Charlotte Sexton, The National Gallery, United Kingdom ...   149

Barn Raising: Building a Museum Web Site Using Custom Wiki Tools

Dina Helal and Brad Henslee, Whitney Museum of American Art; and Dan Michaelson, Linked by Air, USA ...   161

ArtBabble: A Year’s Worth of Lessons Learned and Thoughts about Collaborative Content Platforms

Robert Stein and Daniel Incandela, Indianapolis Museum of Art; Jonathan Munar and Wesley Miller, Art21; Allegra Burnette and David Hart, The Museum of Modern Art; and Nancy Proctor, Smithsonian American Art Museum, USA ...   175

Museums Finding Museums in Audiences

Spreadable Collections: Measuring the Usefulness of Collection Data

Sebastian Chan, Powerhouse Museum, Australia ...   189

Flickr as Platform: Astronomy Photographer of the Year

Fiona Romeo and Natasha Waterson, Royal Observatory, Greenwich, London, United Kingdom  ...  205

Small Towns and Big Cities: How Museums Foster Community On-line

Dana Allen-Greil and Matthew MacArthur, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, USA ...   219

About the Authors

Authors’ Biographies  ...  231


Index to Authors, Institutions and Keywords  ...  239

Museums and the Web 2010: Proceedings, About the CD-Rom  ...  244



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.