13.0249 Museums and the Web

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Fri, 22 Oct 1999 09:00:17 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 13, No. 249.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

Date: Fri, 22 Oct 1999 08:51:15 +0100
From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
Subject: Museums and the Web 2000

>> From: "J. Trant" <jtrant@archimuse.com>


Museums and the Web 2000
April 16-19, 2000
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

You are invited to participate in Museums and the Web 2000! Deliver a
paper, host an on-line activity, make a demonstration, or present a
workshop that highlights your work with cultural heritage online at this
annual conference.

MW2000 will be held April 16-19, 2000 at the Hyatt Regency, Minneapolis,
Minnesota. This meeting will bring together professionals working to
enliven the delivery of culture and heritage online. Plan to participate in
the in-depth analysis of issues and lively, practical exchange of ideas and
strategies for building cultural web sites.

Proposals are due November 15, 1999. Proposed activities, papers and
workshops must address web-related issues for museums, archives, libraries
and other cultural heritage institutions or their audiences.

Submit your proposal using our online form at http://www.archimuse.com/mw2000/

MW 2000 proposals will be reviewed by the international program committee;
speakers are selected based on the quality of their proposal, their
previous work and the recommendations of their peers. Selected speakers
will be notified by December 15, 1999. Speakers must write full papers for
the Conference Proceedings. These are due February 15, 2000. Demonstrators
may write papers, also due February 15, 2000.

Printed proceedings containing selected papers will be distributed at the
meeting. All submissions will also be available online. Many of the papers
(and all the abstracts) from Museums and the Web 1997- 999 are available
online, linked from http://www.archimuse.com/mw.html

Proposed Topics

Questions of interest to the international attendees of Museums and the Web

Social Issues

Applications of the Web by Museums
Web Publication of Content Developed with/by/from Museums
Use of Museum Webs in Schools and Education
Collaboration and Cooperation in Website Development

Organizational Challenges

Internal Management of a Web Presence
Multi-Institutional Ventures
Sales, Advertising and Editorial Control
Contracting Out
Management Issues and Strategy

Technical Approaches

Database Publishing
Multi-media online and museum webcasting
New standards, protocols and tools for site development
Maintenance Strategies
Interface design and beyond

Proposal Deadlines

* Proposals for papers will be accepted until November 15, 1999

* Proposals for demonstrations (showing features of a site without an
explicit thesis) will be accepted until February 15, 2000

Paper proposals must include:

- Full identification of the presenter(s), including name, job
title, institution, address, phone, fax, email, and URL
- The title of the proposed paper
- An abstract clearly stating the specific thesis of the paper
- AV Requirements for presentation

Demonstration proposals must include:

- Full identification of the presenter(s), including name, job
title, institution, address, phone, fax, email, and URL
- The title of the proposed paper
- An abstract clearly stating the value of the demonstration
- AV Requirements for presentation

Workshop proposals must include:

- Full identification of the instructor(s), including name, job
title, 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 presented
- Proposed contract terms
- AV Requirements for presentation

Submit Your Proposal

* Online (preferred) using our submission form at

* By email, to mw2000@archimuse.com

[If you must send hardcopy, fax to Archives & Museum Informatics at
+1 412-422 8594]

Best of the Web 2000

The MW2000 Best of the Web contest will open November 15, 1999. Nominations
will be accepted, through an online form linked from
http://www.archimuse.com/mw2000/ between November 15, 1999 and February 15,
2000. Nominated sites will be peer-reviewed by a panel of judges, who will
make the awards.

We look forward to seeing you in Minneapolis!
J. Trant and D. Bearman mw2000@archimuse.com
Co-Chairs, Museums and the Web Minneapolis, Minnesota
Archives & Museum Informatics April 16-19 1999
2008 Murray Ave, Suite D http://www.archimuse.com/mw2000/
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 phone +1 412 422 8530
USA fax +1 412 422 8594

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