An Evaluation of Online Museum Databases

by Fiore, Kristin M

Abstract (Summary)
This paper examines the level of consistency, content and contextual information of six individual and two collaborative museum databases. A uniform set of elements within several categories was chosen, such as subject cross-referencing and syntax regularity, though some tests were modified to accommodate each museum’s differing features. Due to the limited scope of the study and these variations, the conclusions are not intended as definitive judgments. Rather, they provide an outline and evaluation of museum databases and site features and, hopefully, generate ideas for further research.
Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Gary Marchionini

School:University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

School Location:USA - North Carolina

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:art databases cataloging archives indexing vocabularies online searching internet museums standardization of bibliographic records metadata


Date of Publication:07/20/2004

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