10.0878 Museums and the Web '98

WILLARD MCCARTY (willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk)
Mon, 21 Apr 1997 22:38:03 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 10, No. 878.
Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities (Princeton/Rutgers)
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
Information at http://www.princeton.edu/~mccarty/humanist/

[1] From: "J. Trant" <jtrant@archimuse.com> (101)
Subject: Museums and the Web 98: Call for Papers

Date: Mon, 21 Apr 1997 10:11:22 -0400 (EDT)
From: "J. Trant" <jtrant@archimuse.com>
Subject: Museums and the Web 98: Call for Papers

With apologies for any duplication; please forward as appropriate.


Museums and the Web: An International Conference
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, April 21-26, 1998

Organised by Archives & Museum Informatics

Sponsored by the Canadian Heritage Information Network

The 1997 Museums and the Web Conference attracted over 400
participants to Los Angeles, to hear reports and analysis by over
50 speakers from 11 countries. We expect the 1998 meeting in
Toronto to bring together more members of the ever-growing Museum
and the Web community.

Submissions of papers are requested from those actively involved
in shaping what the museum will look like on the World Wide Web.
The Program for Museums and the Web 1998 will be selected from
proposals contributed in response to this call. Proposals are
being accepted until October 31, 1997 to present a paper or teach
a workshop (1/2 or full day).

Paper proposals should include:

* Full identification of the presenter(s), including name, job
title, institution, postal address, phone, fax, email, and
* The title of the proposed paper
* An abstract which clearly states the specific contribution
the paper or presentation will make
* AV Requirements for presentation

Workshop proposals must include:

* Full identification of the instructor(s), including name,
title, postal address, phone, fax, email, and URL.
* A syllabus outlining the content to be presented and learning
objectives for the workshop
* Dates and places where this workshop has been previously
* Proposed contract terms
* AV Requirements for presentation


Suggested paper topics may include, but are not limited to:

1. Moving Museum Programs to the Web

o Educational Outreach
o The Museum Digital Community: Electronic Volunteers,
Virtual Members, Remote Audiences
o Professional Resources on the Web: Web Museology,
Virtual Support Networks, Professional Organizations
o Museum Public Relations via an Institutional Web Site
o Museum Exhibitions on the Web
o Higher Education and Museums on the Web
o Income Producing Activity and the Web
o Imagebases, Multimedia, and Publishing
o The Concept of the "Museum" in the Digital Age

2. Adapting Museum Structures for the Web

o Staffing, Training, and Professional Development.
o Budgeting, Managing, Maintaining and Updating a Web
o Museum Intranets - Leveraging the Technology for
In-house Benefits.
o Consortia, National, and International Projects.
o Standards, Architectures, and Long-term Strategies.
o New Technologies & Opportunities for the Near Future.
o Copyright and Licensing: Protecting and Providing Museum
o Access & Accessibility: Resource Discovery, Metadata,
and Domain Naming.

3. Evaluating Museums' Presence on the Web

o Graphic Design
o Information Architecture and Delivery
o Content Authoring
o User Interaction
o Navigational Structures
o Communciation Effectiveness
o Program Support
o Audience Enhancement
o Product Development


Proposals are welcome at any time; to be considered they must be
received by October 31, 1997.


MW98 Conference Co-Chairs

David Bearman, dbear@archimuse.com

Jennifer Trant, jtrant@archimuse.com

or fax them to Archives & Museum Informatics at +1 412-683-7366


Proposals will be reviewed by the conference advisory committee
and participants will be notified of acceptance by December 15,
1997. Abstracts will be made available through the conference web
site from January 1, 1998. Accepted papers are due February 28,
1998, and will be published (on the Web and/or in print).


More detailed information about Museums and the Web, 1998 will be
available from www.archimuse.com/mw98


Edited by David Bearman and Jennifer Trant
Selected Papers from an International Conference held in
Los Angeles, California, March 16-19, 1997.
To be released May, 1997
Pre-publication price $30.00 (Publication price $45.00)

J. Trant jtrant@archimuse.com
Partner and Principal Consultant www.archimuse.com
Archives & Museums Informatics
5501 Walnut St., Suite 203 ph. + 1-412-683-9775
Pittsburgh, PA USA 15232-1455 fax + 1-412-683-7366