Museum Informatics: People, Information, and Technology in Museums

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2009-01-07
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Museum Informaticsexplores the sociotechnical issues that arise when people, information, and technology interact in museums. It is designed specifically to address the many challenges faced by museums, museum professionals, and museum visitors in the information society. It examines not only applications of new technologies in museums, but how advances in information science and technology have changed the very nature of museums, both what it is to work in one, and what it is to visit one. To explore these issues, Museum Informaticsoffers a selection of contributed chapters, written by leading museum researchers and practitioners, each covering significant themes or concepts fundamental to the study of museum informatics and providing practical examples and detailed case studies useful for museum researchers and professionals. In this way, Museum Informatics offers a fresh perspective on the sociotechnical interactions that occur between people, information, and technology in museums, presented in a format accessible to multiple audiences, including researchers, students, museum professionals, and museum visitors.

Table of Contents

Figures and Charts
An Introduction to Museum Informatics
The Transformation of the Digital Museum
Information Resources in Museums
Information Representation
Representing Museum Knowledge
The Information Revolution in Museums
Information Management in Museums
Information Organization and Access
Information Policy in Museums
Metadata and Museum Information
Information Interactions in Museums
Interactive Technologies
A World of Interactive Exhibits
Blurring Boundaries for Museum Visitors
Information Behavior in Museums
Changing Needs and Expectations
Understanding the Motivations of Museum Audiences
Partnerships for Progress: Electronic Access and Museum Resources in the Classroom
Information Collaborations in Museums
Collections and Consortia
AMOL Ten Years On: A Legacy of Working Beyond Museum Walls
Challenges to Museum Collaboration: The MOAC Case Study
Information Professionals in Museums
Curating Collections Knowledge: Museums on the Cyberinfrastructure
The Future of Museums in the Information Age
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