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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 16, No. 286.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                         Submit to: humanist@princeton.edu

             Date: Tue, 22 Oct 2002 06:14:12 +0100
             From: NINCH-ANNOUNCE <david@ninch.org>
             Subject: NINCH Museums Meeting Report and S.N. Katz Paper Available

    News on Networking Cultural Heritage Resources
    from across the Community
    October 18, 2002

                     NINCH & Museums: Better Serving the Community
                                   Report Available With
                          MCN Keynote Address by Stanley N. Katz:
                          "What Do We Want from the Cybermuseum?"

    As part of a review of the role it plays within its different
    constituencies, NINCH is organizing a series of small "think-tank" meetings
    within these sectors. The first, designed for museums, was hosted by the
    Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC, on July 23.

    In his keynote address to this year's Museum Computer Network (MCN)
    conference (Toronto, September 5), "What Do We Want from the Cybermuseum?"
    NINCH past-president, Stanley Katz, frequently referred to the rich
    conversation recorded in the report of the NINCH meeting as a key
    articulation of current concerns in museums on the development of digital
    technology. Because the paper generated broader interest in the meeting
    report than we had anticipated, we have decided to make it more widely
    available. All participants have agreed to its release on the understanding
    that they speak only for themselves and not for their employers.

    Some of the key themes of the conversation (and of Stan's paper) included
    rethinking institutional infrastructure, especially for coordinating and
    integrating digital production; new staffing models; the potential of
    broadband for furthering museum education and outreach; the role of
    technology in connecting museums with the communities of the future; the
    relationship between digital presence and the number of visitors to the
    physical museum; as well as the developing role of NINCH vis-a-vis its
    museum members.

    The report and paper are available online at the above url and as pdf

    Should there be interest in furthering the discussion represented in the
    report and paper, we are setting up a discussion list. Contact David Green
    <mailto:david@ninch.org> to be added to the list.


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