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Museums and the Web, 1997: Selected Papers
Pittsburgh: Archives & Museum Informatics, 1997

Edited by David Bearman and Jennifer Trant.

Table of Contents

Preface, Museums and the Web: a conference, a community, and a challenge

Jennifer Trant and David Bearman, Archives & Museum Informatics, USA

I. Culture on the Web: Policy and Economics

Sharing Cultural Entitlements in the Digital Age: Are we Building a Garden of Eden or a Patch of Weeds?

Eleanor E. Fink, Director, Getty Information Institute, USA

The Virtual Library museums pages (VLmp): Whence and Whither?

Jonathan Bowen, The University of Reading, Department of Computer Science, Reading, Berks,UK

Income Producing Activity and the Web

Jeremy Rees, Director, International Visual Arts Information Network, UK

Pricing and Licensing for Museum Digital Content

Janice Sorkow, Director of Rights and Licensing, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, USA

Developing A National Strategy for Multimedia Cultural Heritage

Jean-Louis Pascon, Ministère de la Culture/Direction de lėadministration générale, France

II. The Future of Museums and Collections

The Web and the Unassailable Voice

Peter Walsh, Director of Information and Institutional Relations, Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, USA

Building a Virtual Museum Community

Jamieson McKenzie, Director of Libraries, Media and Technology, Bellingham, Washington, Public Schools; Editor, From Now On - The Educational Technology Journal, USA

Bridging the Gap between Research and Education: The Future of Network Technology in the Sciences and Science Museums

Robert P. Guralnick, Museum of Paleontology, University of California, USA

Thinking Critically About Virtual Museums

Dr. Suzette Worden, Faculty of Art, Design and Humanities, University of Brighton, UK

Situated Knowledge and the Virtual Science and Industry Museum: Problems in the social-technical interface

Terry Hemmings, Dave Randall, Dave Francis, and Liz Marr, Manchester Metropolitan University, U.K.; Colin Divall, the National Railway Museum, York and The University of York, U.K.; and Gaby Porter, The Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester, U.K.

The Best of Intentions: Public Access, the Web & the Evolution of Museum Automation

Kevin Donovan, New Media Applications, Intermuse, a division of Willoughby Associates, Ltd., Northwestern University Research Park, USA

Partners, Profiles, and the Public: Building a Virtual Museum Community

Bruce Williams, Director, Information Services and Wendy Thomas, Project Leader, Canadian Heritage Information Network, Canada

The End of the Mausoleum: Museums in the Age of Electronic Communication

Andrea Witcomb, Lecturer, Research Institute for Cultural Heritage Studies, Curtin University, Australia

Realizing New Means: Networked Access to Research Collections

H. Thomas Hickerson, Cornell University, USA

III. Managing and Integrating Web Technologies

From Pilot to Program: Organizing Content Creation as a Web Site Grows

Stephen Alsford, Canadian Museum of Civilization, Canada

Vienna International Festival (Wiener Festwochen) 1996: Managing Culture on the Web

Markus W. Schranz, Systems Department, Technical University of Vienna, Austria

Enabling Technology for Museum Visitors: Issues and Experiences

Mikael Fernström and Liam Bannon, Interaction Design Centre, University of Limerick, Ireland

Integrating Collections Management Information into Online Exhibits: The Web as Facilitator for Linking Two Separate Processes

Howard Besser, School of Information Management and Systems, University of California at Berkeley, USA

Building Integrated Museum Information Retrieval Systems: Practical Approaches to Data Organization and Access

Jim Blackaby, Senior Systems Developer, Office of Technology Initiatives, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, USA; and Beth Sandore, Coordinator for Imaging Projects, Digital Library Research Program, University of Illinois, USA

SGML: Show me which road Iėm on

Michael Vulpe, Founder and CEO, Infrastructures for Information Inc., Toronto, Canada

Architecture for Online Museums of the Future: An Object Server for the Future (ELISE II)

John Eyre, Senior Project Manager, IIELR, UK

Dynamic Generation of Museum Web Pages: The Intelligent Labelling Explorer

Janet Hitzeman, HCRC Language Technology Group; Chris Mellish, Department of Artificial Intelligence; and Jon Oberlander, Human Communication Research Centre - University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

The specialist seeks expert views: managing digital folders in the AQUARELLE project

Martin Doerr, Irene Fundulaki, and Vassilis Christophidis, Institute of Computer Science, Foundation for Research and Technology. Hellas, Greece

Virtual Museums: How to make digital information child-friendly?

Slavoljub Milekic, School of Cognitive Science, Hampshire College, USA

IV. Creating and Using Web Resources

The Future of the Past: Archaeology and Anthropology on the Web

John W. Hoopes, Associate Professor and Associate Curator, Department of Anthropology and Museum of Anthropology, The University of Kansas, USA

Hubble Space Telescope: A Web Resource for Museums and Planetaria

Prue Campbell, Education Special Projects Coordinator, and Dr. Carol Christian, Director, Office of Public Outreach Space Telescope Science Institute, USA

Going On-line: Moving Multi-media Exhibits onto the Web

Sandy Kydd and Douglas MacKenzie, DMC Ltd, Glasgow, Scotland, UK

ArtsEdNet: Assessing an Arts Education Web Site

Candace M. Borland, Program Officer, and Naree Wongse-Sanit, Program Associate, The Getty Education Institute for the Arts, USA

Utopia: User and Uses

Noni Korf Vidal, Cornell University, USA

At Home in the Heartland Online: forming a museum/school resource via the Web

Laura Lewis, Education Coordinator, At Home in the Heartland Online, USA

The Digital Darwins Project: 3-D Resources for Interactive Natural Science via the Internet

Charles M. Calvo, Director of Research, School of Architecture, Mississippi State University, USA; Dr. A.L. Rosenberger, Director, BioVisualization Lab, Smithsonian Institution, USA; and Carl Hansen, Branch Chief, Office of Imaging and Photographic Services, National Museum of Natural History, USA

Images as Evidence in Art History and Related Disciplines

Charles S. Rhyne, Professor of Art History, Reed College, Portland, Oregon, USA

V. Authorsė Biographies


VI. Index (by Author)


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