Museum Websites and Museum Visitors: Digital Museum Resources and their Use

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105782
Title:
Museum Websites and Museum Visitors: Digital Museum Resources and their Use
Author:
Marty, Paul F.
Citation:
Museum Websites and Museum Visitors: Digital Museum Resources and their Use 2008,
Issue Date:
2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105782
Submitted date:
2008-02-25
Abstract:
This article presents results from an exploratory survey (administered to more than 1200 visitors at nine different online museums) that addressed questions about the role of museum websites in the lives of museum visitors. The results provide details about the use of digital museum resources on museum websites, and indicate that the majority of online museum visitors have clear expectations for the interactions that take place between museums and museum websites. The article documents the role digital museum resources play in the lives of museum visitors, and provides strategies for supporting the information needs of all visitors as they use digital museum resources, online and in-house. The lessons learned underscore the importance of taking a visitor-centered approach when developing digital museum resources, and the need for museum researchers and professionals to better understand how new information technologies have changed the way museums visitors approach museums and their resources.
Type:
Preprint
Language:
en
Keywords:
Museums
Local subject classification:
Museum websites; Museum visitors; Digital museum resources; Visitor studies

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMarty, Paul F.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-02-25T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:34:17Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.date.submitted2008-02-25en_US
dc.identifier.citationMuseum Websites and Museum Visitors: Digital Museum Resources and their Use 2008,en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/105782-
dc.description.abstractThis article presents results from an exploratory survey (administered to more than 1200 visitors at nine different online museums) that addressed questions about the role of museum websites in the lives of museum visitors. The results provide details about the use of digital museum resources on museum websites, and indicate that the majority of online museum visitors have clear expectations for the interactions that take place between museums and museum websites. The article documents the role digital museum resources play in the lives of museum visitors, and provides strategies for supporting the information needs of all visitors as they use digital museum resources, online and in-house. The lessons learned underscore the importance of taking a visitor-centered approach when developing digital museum resources, and the need for museum researchers and professionals to better understand how new information technologies have changed the way museums visitors approach museums and their resources.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectMuseumsen_US
dc.subject.otherMuseum websitesen_US
dc.subject.otherMuseum visitorsen_US
dc.subject.otherDigital museum resourcesen_US
dc.subject.otherVisitor studiesen_US
dc.titleMuseum Websites and Museum Visitors: Digital Museum Resources and their Useen_US
dc.typePreprinten_US
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