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Survey results from Fall 2009 of Minnesota county historical societies web presense

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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 80% do have sites  20% do not Yes No 
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 
  • 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
  • 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.  Rarely, because of lack of knowledge and time  …whenever it strikes the fancy or the volunteer  webmaster when needed - not often enough! 
  • Web Survey WHO IS IN CHARGE OF CREATING/MAINTAINING YOUR WEB SITE? 9 27 employee consultant volunteer Other 23 5
  • 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 
  • 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
  • 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 
  • Web Survey LEVEL OF TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE FOR THE PERSON WHO MAINTAINS WEB SITE 35 30 25 20 15 n=61 10 5 0
  • Web Survey THANK YOU…