Challenges facing Museums/Education today and in the future

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Business Strategies for Social Media

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Challenges facing Museums/Education today and in the future

  1. 1. EM 820 <br />Business Strategies for Social Media<br />April 23, 2010<br />Paul D<br />Challenges facing Museums/Education <br />today and in the future<br />
  2. 2. Can Museums Capture the Future?<br />The twenty first century offer unique <br />Challenges for museums, when <br />most museums still remain its core <br />in the 1800s. Where vast collections <br />and exhibits have been the standard<br />presentations. <br />(Krishtalka & Humphrey, 2000)<br />New challenges for the twenty first <br />century include the need for <br />the collaborative power of the <br />community in education, public <br />programs, and management, <br />Leadership , and a standard information<br />format exchange.<br />
  3. 3. Can Museums Capture the Future?<br />“Information about objects in museums<br />are as important as the objects <br />themselves” (Marty, 2003).<br />Setting Standards and metadata<br />Questions must be answered in order<br />to standardize information to share <br />Informational resources. Standardizing <br />information as to each artifact, such as <br />what data should be gathered, what <br />format should the data be saved in, <br />what vocabulary should be used, and <br />how the information will be indexed. <br />(Marty, 2003).<br />Introducing a national standard for <br />museums must become paramount. <br />
  4. 4. Can Museums Capture the Future?<br />USA Standard Framework<br />Museum Computer Network (MCN), <br />formed in 1967 has set standards for <br />the exchange in information for <br />museums from the early days of the <br />mainframe to today using the Internet. <br />Not all museums utilize the MCN <br />Standards, especially foreign museums.<br />(MCN, 2010). <br />
  5. 5. Can Museums Capture the Future?<br />UK Standard Framework<br />The National Archives and the Museums, <br />Libraries & Archives Council (MLA)<br />Archives for the 21st Century <br />Recognizing there is no one standard <br />a call for action for a action to standize<br />digital documents through parent <br />organizations and universities. <br />
  6. 6. Can Museums Capture the Future?<br />Unified Standard Framework<br />With many standard frameworks<br />utilized through out the world the<br />difficulty remains for one framework<br />to become the single standard. An <br />In-depth examination as to why not, <br />leads us to the conclusion that cultural<br />Heritage places a major role. Different<br />classifications for artifacts remain a <br />Major obstacle to overcome. <br />Is there hope of one single framework?<br />
  7. 7. Can Museums Capture the Future?<br />Getty Standard Framework<br />Getty has attempted to create one <br />single framework. <br />Getty’s framework has developed<br />A standard database of <br />vocabularies and thesaurus. In<br />addition Getty has spend over 10 years<br />Creating the categories for Art of works<br />(Getty,2010).<br />Learn about the Getty Vocabularies.<br />
  8. 8. Can Museums Capture the Future?<br />Getty Standard Framework<br />Getty has attempted to create one <br />single framework. <br />Getty’s framework has developed<br />A standard database of <br />vocabularies and thesaurus. In<br />addition Getty has spend over 10 years<br />Creating the categories for Art of works.<br />Learn about the Getty Vocabularies.<br />
  9. 9. Can Museums Capture the Future?<br />Museums in the twenty first Century will need to communicate among themselves with a united framework, one that is culturally compatible, and within an informatics community. <br />A movement into an equal beneficial information exchange. <br />Getty, has developed a framework that offers museums a pathway into the twenty first Century and should be looked upon as a starting point for a standard information exchange. <br />
  10. 10. Can Museums Capture the Future?<br />Additional information<br />The Getty Information Institute<br />The Getty Vocabulary program <br />
  11. 11. References<br />Getty, (2010). Lean about the getty vocabularies. Retrieved from http://www.getty.edu/research/conducting_research/vocabularies/ <br />HM Government,, (Producer). (2010). Archives for the 21st century . [Web]. Retrieved from http://nationalarchives.gov.uk/documents/aft21c/archives-for-the-21st-century.pdf <br />Krishtalka and Humphrey, (2000) Can natural history museums capture the future? Bioscience (50)No 7 611-617<br />Marty, P. (2003). Museum informatics. Retrieved from http://books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=D-srgGEnqEcC&oi=fnd&pg=PA1906&dq=challenges+for+museums&ots=azdOltWfM6&sig=AinN7BvVcUDA-vwsf4Mt_0qNYqc#v=onepage&q=challenges%20for%20museums&f=false<br />MCN, (2010). Museum computer network. Retrieved from http://www.mcn.edu/about/index.asp<br />

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