Technology and digital initiatives : innovative approaches for museums / edited by Juilee Decker

Decker, Juilee [ed.].
ISBN: 9781442238732 (pbk.).Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, cop. 2015Description: vi, 108 p.Series: Innovative approaches for museums: 1Online resources: Ressenya a Interacció Summary: Technology and Digital Initiatives: Innovative Approaches for Museums discloses the ways in which technology is used as a means of communicating with visitors through podcasts, apps, websites, and blogs; as an educational enhancement through off-site e-learning and onsite participation at interactive kiosks; and as non-site-based experiences through collaborative initiatives providing open access to collections worldwide. This book offers ten case studies that address technology and digital initiatives from the perspective of initiators and consumers. Each of the chapters consider the use of technology in as a means of communicating with visitors through apps, websites, and other online resources used onsite and off-site. For example, strategies of museums detailed on a global level by Jane Alexander and Elizabeth Bolander of The Cleveland Museum of Art and Sree Sreenivasan of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Alexander and Bolander walk us through the creation of a digital roadmap, a digital vision that links the museum’s mission and strategic plans to the needs of its constituencies. Sree contends that museums can lead the way with innovation in the digital sector. And he offers lessons from his experience at the Met that might provide guidelines for your work and your museum. (Font: Editor)
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Introduction / Juilee Decker -- 1. A Digital Road Map: Developing & Evaluating Museum-Wide Digital Strategy / Jane Alexander, Elizabeth Bolander, The Cleveland Museum of Art -- 2. Dutch Paintings of the 17th Century: The National Gallery of Art’s First Online Scholarly Catalogue / Jennifer E. Henel, National Gallery of Art -- 3. Embedding a Culture of Innovation at the Frick Art Reference Library / Stephen J. Bury, The Frick Collection -- 4. The Ur of Chaldees Project: A Virtual Vision of Woolley’s Excavations at Ur / Gareth Brereton, Duygu Camurcuoglu, Birger Ekornåsvåg Helgestad, and Jonathan Taylor, British Museum -- 5. Storytelling Photographs, Animating Anangu: How Ara Irititja—an Indigenous Digital Archive in Central Australia—Facilitates Cultural Reproduction Sabra Thorner and John Dallwitz, New York University & Ara Irititja Project -- 6. A Safe Keeping Place: Mukurtu CMS Innovating Museum Collaborations / Kimberly Christen, Washington State University -- 7. Old Meets New: Technology and the Visitor Experience in The Lyons Country Store / Nancy E. V. Bryk, Ann Hernandez, and Charles Stout, Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum -- 8. Setting the Table for Tablets: Starting Small While Thinking Big / Heather Marie Wells, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art -- 9. Engaging Primary Sources through Social Media: A Case Study about World War II’s Monuments Men Collections at the Archives of American Art / Rihoko Ueno, Elizabeth Botten, and Kelly Quinn, Archives of American Art -- 10. How the Met Museum Approaches Innovation—With Lessons for All Museums, Big & Small / Sree Sreenivasan, The Metropolitan Museum of Art -- Index -- About the Contributors -- About the Editor

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