Planning, creating, and evaluating eMuseums: a step by step handbook for museum professionals
Major conclusions from the study were:
1. There was a need for a handbook to guide museum professionals through the steps of developing an eMuseum. Museum leaders indicated a desire to create a stronger online presence for their museums, but did not know how to begin the process.
2.The handbook was most useful to museum professionals. Originally, the handbook was intended for an audience broadly defined as "information professionals", which included both library and museum professionals.
3.Museum leaders and community stakeholders could partner to create eMuseums. Stakeholders included educators who wanted to use eMuseums to incorporate standards-based curriculum into their classroom or graduate students in education looking for collaborative projects to advance their study.
4.Finding new ways to reach audiences was important to museum leaders. Museum leaders were aware that the majority of their visitors expected to find information about their museum on the Internet and wanted to find ways to reach these audience members.
5.Museum professionals found resources listed in the book to be useful. The handbook worked effectively as a reference guide for creating an eMuseum.
School:Kansas State University
School Location:USA - Kansas
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:virtual museums e partnerships in education negro leagues baseball museum websites technology 0710 information science 0723 library 0399
Date of Publication:01/01/2008