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A museum informatics based examination of IT in use at the American Folk Art Museum, NYC.

A museum informatics based examination of IT in use at the American Folk Art Museum, NYC.

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  • 1. The AmericanFolk Art MuseumPresentation delivered May 24, 2012Sarah HarshmanMuseum Informatics, LIS 697-09
  • 2. 1. Databases and wikiso Wikipedia updateso Updates to follow o libraryo Suggestions for additional sections
  • 3. 2. Usability and accessibilityo Browserso Webpage test o 14.5 seconds to fully o load even within East Coasto Validator o 51 Errors, 63 warnings o mostly ids and altso Lynx o too much Java!
  • 4. 3. Interactiveso Personalization o "Things you might like"o Customization o Bookmarking o Forums o "My Museum" for storing favorite images and o registering for upcoming events
  • 5. 3a. Educationo Education o audience  varied o materials  group tours  public programs  programs for visitors with disabilities  family programs  resources for students and educators  internships o suggestions
  • 6. 4. Social media usageo Facebook o 7,000 "Likes"o Twitter o almost 6,000 followers o only 3 tweets about the museumo YouTube o long series done a few years agoo Flikro Kickstartero Foursquare o
  • 7. 5. IT collaborationo National groups o AAMo Local groups o NYFAo Other o Folk Art Society of America
  • 8. 6. Mobile applicationso Emulator o nothing visible on example deviceso Mobi o score of "2-Bad"o Wifi o spotty at best
  • 9. 7. Continuing researcho Return to museum o speak to visitors o speak with IT, social media managerso Social media o theory o comparisons o discussion of visitor/employee talks o suggestions
  • 10. Questions and Discussion