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HISTORICAL SOCIETIES IN MINNESOTA


WEB SURVEY RESULTS
Results from a 2008 MHS survey
Web Survey

HOW MANY HAVE WEB SITES?

70

60

50

40

                               n=78
30

20

10

0                   ...
Web Survey

WHY DON’T ORGANIZATIONS HAVE WEB SITES?



        3
                                Cost
               5


 ...
Web Survey

WHY DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION HAVE A
WEB SITE?
                                   Increase visitors to
          ...
Web Survey

OTHER REASONS

    Cemetery transcriptions


    Let the public know we’re here and hours


    It was one t...
Web Survey

WHERE DO YOU HOST YOUR WEB SITE?


Do not understand




  Hosting Service
                                   ...
Web Survey

HOW OFTEN IS INFORMATION UPDATED ON
YOUR WEB SITE?
18
16
14
12
10
8
                            n=59
6
4
2
0
Web Survey

“OTHER” COMMENTS

    As Needed


    Just getting started


    When we can get a web person in to help.

...
Web Survey

WHO IS IN CHARGE OF
CREATING/MAINTAINING YOUR WEB
SITE?
          9



                     27    employee
   ...
Web Survey

WHO ELSE MAINTAINS?

    County Administrator


    City employee-no cost to us


    Created by contract ma...
Web Survey

IF YOU HAVE YOUR OWN DOMAIN
NAME, WHO IS IN CHARGE OF IT'S
UPKEEP?
  What is a domain
      name?


          ...
Web Survey

DOMAIN NAME: OTHER

    City/County


    GoDaddy hosts our website and the domain name was

    given when ...
Web Survey

LEVEL OF TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE FOR
THE PERSON WHO MAINTAINS WEB SITE

  35
  30
  25
  20
  15
                 ...
Web Survey




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  1. 1. HISTORICAL SOCIETIES IN MINNESOTA WEB SURVEY RESULTS Results from a 2008 MHS survey
  2. 2. Web Survey HOW MANY HAVE WEB SITES? 70 60 50 40 n=78 30 20 10 0 80% do have sites  20% do not Yes No 
  3. 3. Web Survey WHY DON’T ORGANIZATIONS HAVE WEB SITES? 3 Cost 5 Not enough technical expertise No time/personnel to maintain or update 8 site 13 Other Other includes information  hosted on someone else’s site
  4. 4. Web Survey WHY DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION HAVE A WEB SITE? Increase visitors to our site 11 10 Increase membership 59 42 Increase public awareness of our organization Share information from our collections and/or resources 43 Felt pressure to have 63 web presence for organization Other
  5. 5. Web Survey OTHER REASONS Cemetery transcriptions  Let the public know we’re here and hours  It was one thing I wanted to do when started Exec  Director position. Make the public aware  newspaper indexing  History belongs to all and because we work for no  salary, we try to offer as much of our resources to the public. Our building is not handicapped accessible. This is one  way to make the collections accessible. sell items from museum store 
  6. 6. Web Survey WHERE DO YOU HOST YOUR WEB SITE? Do not understand Hosting Service n=61 Host own server 0 10 20 30 40 50 60
  7. 7. Web Survey HOW OFTEN IS INFORMATION UPDATED ON YOUR WEB SITE? 18 16 14 12 10 8 n=59 6 4 2 0
  8. 8. Web Survey “OTHER” COMMENTS As Needed  Just getting started  When we can get a web person in to help.  Rarely, because of lack of knowledge and time  …whenever it strikes the fancy or the volunteer  webmaster when needed - not often enough! 
  9. 9. Web Survey WHO IS IN CHARGE OF CREATING/MAINTAINING YOUR WEB SITE? 9 27 employee consultant volunteer Other 23 5
  10. 10. Web Survey WHO ELSE MAINTAINS? County Administrator  City employee-no cost to us  Created by contract maintained by staff  Staff provides volunteer with info  It was set up years ago by a volunteer and never updated.  Exec Director son-in-law 
  11. 11. Web Survey IF YOU HAVE YOUR OWN DOMAIN NAME, WHO IS IN CHARGE OF IT'S UPKEEP? What is a domain name? Other n=52 Consultant Employee 0 10 20
  12. 12. Web Survey DOMAIN NAME: OTHER City/County  GoDaddy hosts our website and the domain name was  given when starting the website Volunteer consultant  A local IT company 
  13. 13. Web Survey LEVEL OF TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE FOR THE PERSON WHO MAINTAINS WEB SITE 35 30 25 20 15 n=61 10 5 0
  14. 14. Web Survey THANK YOU…
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