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Dowden, R., and S. Sayre: Tear Down the Walls: The Redesign of ArtsConnectEd. In J. Trant and D. Bearman (eds). Museums and the Web 2009: Proceedings. Toronto: Archives & Museum Informatics. Published ...

Dowden, R., and S. Sayre: Tear Down the Walls: The Redesign of ArtsConnectEd. In J. Trant and D. Bearman (eds). Museums and the Web 2009: Proceedings. Toronto: Archives & Museum Informatics. Published March 31, 2009. Consulted April 24, 2009. http://www.archimuse.com/mw2009/papers/dowden/dowden.html

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  • The ArtsConnectEd2 “Top Ten” from the paper Tearing down the Walls: the Redesign of ArtsConnectEd
  • Beginnings
    • Collaboration between the Walker Art Center and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts
    • Combines the collections, archives, media resources and educational materials
    • Designed for K-12 teachers and students
    • Initially launched in 1997
  • A Decade Later…
    • Over 1,400 teachers trained
    • Over 1 million users annually
    • Over 200,000 Art Collector sets
    • Core component to both museums teacher and school programs
  • Short comings
    • Difficult to update
    • Aging proprietary technologies
    • Educators did not have tools to update or add content
  • Assessing New Needs
    • Evaluation data
    • Decade of statistics
    • Power User Focus groups
    • Museum Educator interviews
    • Usability lab
  • Ten Problems: Ten Solutions
  • #1 Museum Data from Multiple Sources
    • CDWA Lite XML; OAI-PMH
    • Adopting solutions for future growth
    • Creating opportunity to add collections
    • Making possible sharing with others
  • #2 Revealing the Resource
    • Featured content
    • Tag cloud
    • Exposing recent activity
    • Art Finder: start with everything
  • #3 A New Way of Searching
    • Collapsing search and browse
    • Returns organized by asset type
    • Global filters
    • Asset specific filters
    • Sort options
  • #4 Multiple Views of Data and Media
    • Large image view
    • Item detail view
    • Handout view
    • Notes view
    • Presentation view
    • PDF presentation view
  • #5 Integration of Personal and External Media
    • Flickr photos
    • YouTube video
    • ArtBabble video
    • External MP3 files
  • #6 Highly Scalable Media and Presentations
    • Scalable images
    • Scalable video
    • Scalable presentation
  • #7 Tools for Museum Educators
    • Extending Art Collector’s features
    • Presentation themes and branding
    • Slide presentation options
  • #8 Multiple Channels for 2-Way Interaction
    • Ask An Educator
    • Internal Mail Functionality
    • Comments
    • Tagging
    • Submission of Art Collector Sets
  •  
  • #9 Tools for Defining Multiple Relationships
    • Adding related texts to works of art
    • Linking items to items
    • Bulk tagging
    • GEM “Gateway to Educational Material” controlled vocabulary
  • #10 Content Management System
    • “ Administrative” content managed as assets
    • Art Collector as admin tool
    • Administrative options integrated into public
    • interface