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There is an accompanying blog post about the data I collected: http://www.lotfortynine.org/2011/11/state-of-history-museum-web-2011/

There is an accompanying blog post about the data I collected: http://www.lotfortynine.org/2011/11/state-of-history-museum-web-2011/

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  • 1. Totals (everything counted, some museums offered multiple types of PercentageOnline Content Example content) 2011 Percentage 2004Nothing: no content or hint at what is availableat the museum or in its collection 4 3 n/alist of exhibitions: list or summary of current, http://history.ky.gov/sub.php?past exhibits. pageid=4&sectionid=2 77 67 49narrated story: short article, encyclopedia-like http://clockandwatchmuseum.webs.page on a particular topic. com/waterburyclockcompany.htm 30 26 35In-depth narrative: (Explores a specific themew/a narrative, might incorporate objectexplorations and metadata, media to go http://www.oldstatehouse.deeper beyond a summary.) com/leenora_parlor/ 13 11 17In-depth object examinations: (QTVR, multiplephotos of same object, video investigation, http://www.quiltstudy.audio talk through) org/exhibitions/online_exhibitions/yvonne_wells/wells2.html 2 2 5Multimedia elements: (video tour of a gallery,intro, podcast, sometimes unconnected to http://dent.umich.edu/sindecuse/inside-other content) the-dental-practice 23 20 18 Children of Lodz Ghetto, US Holocaust Memorial Museum: http://online.ushmm. org/lodzchildren/; Digital Brandywine,New Digital Projects: (Wanted to see if Hagley Museum: http:museums are experimenting with //industrialbrandywine.org/, and USScrowdsourcing, mapping, collecting from the Midway Musuems veterans forum/discussion lists: http://my.midway.public, and not just contact names for oral org/Page.aspx?pid=266, or Placeographyhistory projects for interview later, but doing from MNHS: http://www.placeography.something new.) org/index.php/Main_Page 10 9 n/a
  • 2. Percentage PercentageCollections Totals 2011 2004No information 43 37 40List or summary ofcollections 31 27 29Some collection objectsavailable--examples orselections 21 18 21Searchable database 20 17 9API forsharing/harvesting: 0
  • 3. Totals (counted everything PercentageTeacher materials Example available) Percentage 2011 2004No materials, list of offering orcontact info only 79 69 n/a http://www. calvertmarinemuseum.pre-visit materials (preparing for com/education/education-visit, resource lists) teacher-resources.php 22 19 33 http://www.quiltstudy.online lesson plans, w/& w/o org/connections/foreducators.standards: html 12 (7 w/correlated local standards) 10 15 Video conferencing, plus one teaching and learning website & community: Idea of America fromOnline Field Trip CW: http://ideaofamerica.org/ 4 3 6
  • 4. Social Media Presence Totals PercentageFacebook 64 56No presence 48 42Twitter 36 31You Tube 22 19blog or blogs, variety ofplatforms 19 17Flickr: 9 8iTunes U: 3 3 other venues may have Foursquare listings, but this indicates the museum is pointing to theirFoursquare Venue spot 2 2Vimeo 1 1LinkdIn: 1 1Slideshare 1 1 *other venues may have Yelp listings, but this indicates the museum is pointing to theirYelp link spot 1 1Delicious 1 1 Percentage of museums with a social media presence (totalCombinations #s number=67)
  • 5. FB only: 23 34FB, Twitter: 9 13FB, Twitter, blog: 6 9FB, Twitter, YouTube 6 9FB, Twitter,blog,YouTube, Flickr 4 6FB, Twitter, blog,YouTube: 3 4FB, YouTube, blog 1 1FB, Twitter, YouTube,blog, iTunesU: 1 1FB, blog: 1 1FB, Flickr, YouTube 1 1FB, LinkdIn: 1 1FB, Flickr: 1 1FB, YouTube 1 1Twitter, iTunesU 1 1Twitter only 1 1Blog only 1 1FB, Twitter, YouTube,Flickr, Slideshare 1 1FB, Vimeo 1 1FB, Twitter, YouTube,Flickr, blog, 4SQ 1 1FB, Twitter, YouTube,blog, 4SQ 1 1FB, Twitter, YouTube,Flickr, Yelp 1 1FB, Twitter, YouTube,iTunesU, Delicious 1 1
  • 6. Percentage PercentageSize of Websites Numbers 2011 20041 to 10 pages 15 13 1111 to 25 pages 49 43 (10-20): 15More than 25 pages 51 44 (20+): 74Site Visitation Infoyes 112 97 66No 3 3 34
  • 7. Does site contain Games/separate Collections basic visitation Teacher sections forMuseum URL # of pages Online Content available? info? Digital projects? materials? Social Media links? Online Field Trips? students/"kids" list of exhibitions,19th Century Willowbrook multimediaVillage www.willowbrookmuseum.org 11 to 25 elements No yes no pre-visit materials Facebook no no multimedia elements, virtualAfrican American tour of physical searchable online plans withMuseum of Iowa http://www.blackiowa.org more than 25 exhibit spaces database yes no state standards blog and Twitter/FB no noAlexander & Baldwin list of exhibitions +Sugar Museum http://www.sugarmuseum.com/ 11 to 25 a video intro No yes no no no no no list of exhibitions, podcast/cell toursAmerican Clock & Watch http://www.clockandwatchmuseum. available as mp3s, list or summary ofMuseum org/ more than 25 history narratives collections yes no no Facebook no yesAmerind Foundation www.amerind.org 11 to 25 list of exhibitions No yes no no Facebook, Twitter no noAnthropology Museum, www.sandiego. searchableUniversity of San Diego edu/anthropology/may/ 1 to 10 list of exhibitions database no no no no no noArizona State RailroadMuseum www.azstaterrmuseum.org 1 to 10 No No yes no no no no no http://www. list or summary ofAtwood House Museum chathamhistoricalsociety.org/ more than 25 list of exhibitions collections yes no no Facebook no no http://www.Baldwin County Heritage baldwincountyheritagemuseum.Museum com/ 1 to 10 list of exhibitions No yes no no no no noBayfield HeritageAssociation http://www.bayfieldheritage.org/ 11 to 25 list of exhibitions No yes no no no no noBelle Grove Plantation http://www.bellegrove.org 11 to 25 narrated story No yes no no no no noBig Sandy Heritage list or summary of yes (but noCenter http://www.bigsandyheritage.org/ 11 to 25 list of exhibitions collections directions no no no no no some collection Facebook, Twitter, YouBoot Hill Museum http://boothill.org/ 11 to 25 narrated story objects available yes no no Tube no no list of current exhibitions, narratives w/images of past exhibits, w/some multimedia elements--samplesBrick Store Museum http://www.brickstoremuseum.org more than 25 of cell tours No yes no no FB & Twitter no no only multimedia elements (intro http://www.butlerlonghornmuseum. video of some collectionButler Longhorn Museum com/index.html 11 to 25 collections) objects available yes no no no no no http://www.calvertmarinemuseum. list or summary of Yes, they offerCalvert Marine Museum com/ more than 25 narrated story collections yes no pre-visit materials Facebook, Twitter video conferencing no http://www. list of exhibitionsCarpinteria Valley carpinteriahistoricalmuseum. (more like aHistorical Society org/default.htm 1 to 10 summary) no yes no no no no no mentioned in Facebook, Twitter,Center for Civil War http://www.civilwarphotography. narrated story, and some collection process of Flickr, Slideshare,Photography org/ more than 25 multimedia demos objects available yes securing funds no YouTube no no blog and Twitter/FB,Cherokee Strip Regional list or summary of You Tube, iTunesUHeritage Center http://www.csrhc.org/ 1 to 10 list of exhibitions collections yes no pre-visit materials channel no noCity of MontereyMuseums http://www.monterey.org/museums/ 11 to 25 narrated story no yes no no no no noCleveland Police http://www. list or summary ofHistorical Society clevelandpolicemuseum.org/ 11 to 25 list of exhibitions collections yes no no Facebook, Vimeo no no pre-visit materials, yes--some paid, in-depth narrative online lps with some broadcast on w/links, article state standards, pbs, Idea of narratives, searchable printable and Facebook, Twitter, America teachingColonial Williamsburg http://www.history.org more than 25 multimedia database yes yes (3) purchasable blogs, YouTube, Flickr site yes in-depth narrative w/links, blog and Twitter/FB, multimedia, searchable yes, Civil War youtube, flickr,Conner Prairie http://www.connerprairie.org/ more than 25 interactive maps database yes projct pre-visit materials foursquare checkin no yesCrested Butte Mountain http://www.crestedbuttemuseum.Heritage Museum com/ 11 to 25 list of exhibitions no yes no no FB only no no searchableDanish Immigrant database (forMuseum http://www.danishmuseum.org/ 11 to 25 list of exhibitions members only) yes no no FB only no noDelta Air Transport list or summary ofHeritage Museum http://www.deltamuseum.org/ 11 to 25 list of exhibitions collections yes no no Facebook, Flickr no no
  • 8. Does site contain Games/separate Collections basic visitation Teacher sections forMuseum URL # of pages Online Content available? info? Digital projects? materials? Social Media links? Online Field Trips? students/"kids"Dorothy G. Page http://www.cityofwasilla.com/index.Museum aspx?page=80 1 to 10 list of exhibitions No yes no no no no noDyer Library & Saco http://www.sacomuseum. some collectionMuseum org/mus_home.shtml 11 to 25 list of exhibitions objects available yes no no blog no noElgin Area Historical list or summary ofSociety http://www.elginhistory.org/ 11 to 25 list of exhibitions collections yes no no Facebook no noEstes Park Museum http://www.estesnet.com/Museum/ 11 to 25 list of exhibitions No yes no no no no noFire Museum of Greater http://www.Chicago firemuseumofgreaterchicago.org/ 1 to 10 No No yes no no no no noFort Bend CountyMuseum AssociationGeorge Ranch HistoricalPark http://www.fortbendmuseum.org/ 11 to 25 list of exhibitions No yes no pre-visit materials no no noFrankenmuth Historical http://www.frankenmuthmuseum. list of exhibitions list or summary ofAssociation org/ 11 to 25 w/video of galleries collections yes no no no no noGadsbys Tavern http://alexandriava.Museum gov/GadsbysTavern 11 to 25 list of exhibitions No yes no pre-visit materials no no noGerald R. Ford Library list or summary ofand Museum http://www.fordlibrarymuseum.gov/ more than 25 narrated story collections yes no pre-visit materials no no noGoodhue County http://www.goodhuehistory.mus. list of exhibitions, list or summary ofHistorical Society mn.us/ 11 to 25 some photographs collections yes no no FB only no noGreat Smoky MountainHeritage Center http://www.gsmheritagecenter.org/ 1 to 10 list of exhibitions No yes no pre-visit materials no no no list of current exhibitions, 3 in- Facebook, Twitter,Hagley Museum & depth narrative searchable yes, industrial YouTube, blog,Library http://www.hagley.org/ more than 25 w/links database yes brandywine pre-visit materials Foursquare venue no noHastings Museum ofNatural and Cultural list of current Facebook, Twitter,History http://www.hastingsmuseum.org/ 11 to 25 exhibitions no yes no pre-visit materials YouTube no noHenry Wilson Coil searchableMasonic Museum http://www.masonicheritage.org/ more than 25 narrated story database yes no no no no noHigh Desert Museum http://www.highdesertmuseum.org/ more than 25 list of exhibitions no yes no pre-visit materials Facebook, Twitter, blog no noHistoric Dumfries Virginia http://www.historicdumfries.com/ 11 to 25 list of exhibitions no yes no no Facebook no noHistorical and Cultural some collection Facebook, Twitter,Society of Clay Count http://www.hcscconline.org/ more than 25 list of exhibitions objects available yes no no YouTube, blog no noHistorical Society of searchableWestern Virginia http://www.history-museum.org/ more than 25 list of exhibitions database yes no no FB only no no http://www.horrycountymuseum.Horry County Museum org/ 11 to 25 list of exhibitions no yes no no no no yesIndependence HeritageMuseum http://orheritage.org/ 11 to 25 list of exhibitions no yes no no no no no yes Quilt list of exhibitions, Explorer, in in-depth narrative, flash, butInternational Quilt Study in-depth object searchable timeline, stories, online lessonCenter & Museum http://www.quiltstudy.org/ more than 25 examinations database yes images, plans, printables blog and Twitter/FB no noJackson Hole Historical list or summary ofSociety and Museum http://www.jacksonholehistory.org/ 11 to 25 list of exhibitions collections yes no no Facebook no noJewish Heritage Museumof Monmouth County http://www.jhmomc.org/ 1 to 10 list of exhibitions no yes no no FB only no noJohnson CountyHistorical Society http://www.johnsoncountyhistory. list or summary ofMuseum org/ 11 to 25 list of exhibitions collections yes no no Facebook, Twitter no no list or summary ofKansas Aviation Museum http://kansasaviationmuseum.org 11 to 25 list of exhibitions collections yes no no no no no list of exhibitions, in-depth exhibit online plans withKentucky Historical (oral history of civil searchable state standards--Society http://history.ky.gov/ more than 25 rights) database yes no printable blog and Twitter/FB no noLa Salle County Historical http://www.lasallecountymuseum. Facebook, Twitter,Society org/ 11 to 25 list of exhibitions no yes no no YouTube no no list of exhibitions,Lake Superior Railroad http://www.lsrm.org/Home/Home. w/photos andMuseum asp 11 to 25 object descriptions no yes no no no no noLevine Museum of the http://www.museumofthenewsouth.New South org/ more than 25 list of exhibitions no yes no no Facebook no no searchable linking out to TX list of exhibitions, database--through encyclopedia interactive area larger collections online for historyLog Cabin Village http://www.logcabinvillage.org/ more than 25 map site yes no no Facebook, Twitter, blog no no contentLouisianas Old StateCapitol Museum of http://www.sos.la. online plans withPolitical History gov/tabid/245/Default.aspx 1 to 10 list of exhibitions no yes no state standards no no no
  • 9. Does site contain Games/separate Collections basic visitation Teacher sections forMuseum URL # of pages Online Content available? info? Digital projects? materials? Social Media links? Online Field Trips? students/"kids" list of exhibitions,Lynn Museum & multimedia--360s some collectionHistorical Society http://lynnmuseum.com/ 11 to 25 of grounds objects available yes no no Facebook, Twitter no noMaitland Art and History list or summary ofAssociation http://maitlandartcenter.com/ more than 25 list of exhibitions collections yes no no FB & Twitter no noMarietta Museum of some collection online plans withHistory http://www.mariettahistory.org/ more than 25 narrated story objects available yes no state standards Facebook no noMaryland Historical searchable online plans with Facebook, Twitter,Society http://www.mdhs.org/ more than 25 list of exhibitions database yes no state standards YouTube, blog no noMclean County Museum list or summary of yes--Adlaisof History http://www.mchistory.org/ more than 25 list of exhibitions collections yes Ideas no no no noMichigan HistoricalMuseum and Center http://www.michiganhistory.org/ more than 25 narrated story no yes no pre-visit materials Facebook no no in-depth narrative w/links, narrative, multimedia, in- depth objectMinnesota Historical examination searchable online plans with Facebook, Twitter, Yes, they offerSociety http://www.mnhs.org/index.htm more than 25 (maps) database yes yes, multiple state standards YouTube, Flickr, blogs video conferencing no http://www.mobilemedicalmuseum. list or summary ofMobile Medical Museum com/ 11 to 25 list of exhibitions collections yes no no no no noMoravian Historical http://www. list or summary ofSociety moravianhistoricalsociety.org/ 11 to 25 list of exhibitions collections yes no no no no no yes--oral history project, list or summary of collecting andMuseum L-A http://museumla.org/ more than 25 list of exhibitions collections yes sharing pre-visit materials no no noMuseum of Early Trades some collectionand Crafts http://www.metc.org/ 11 to 25 list of exhibitions objects available yes no pre-visit materials no no no list or summary ofMuseum of North Idaho www.museumni.org/ 11 to 25 list of exhibitions collections yes no no No no noMuseum of the AmericanPrinting House for the http://www.aph.org/museum/index. searchableBlind html more than 25 narrated story database yes no pre-visit materials no no no narrated story (Flickr slideshows of photos andMuseum of the South some text, You list or summary ofDakota State Historical Tube videos of collections, some Facebook, Flickr,Society http://history.sd.gov/Museum/ more than 25 exhibits) on Flickr yes no pre-visit materials YouTube no no narrated story, in- searchable depth narrative database--only a w/links, multi- few images Facebook, Twitter,Mystic Seaport Museum http://www.mysticseaport.org/ more than 25 media w/videos available yes no pre-visit materials Flickr, YouTube, blogs no noNational Canal MuseumHugh Moore Historical some collectionPark & Museum http://www.canals.org/ more than 25 list of exhibitions objects available yes no pre-visit materials no no yes --3National Museum of some collectionForest Service History http://www.nmfs-history.net/ more than 25 narrated story objects available yes no no no no no narrated story, in- depth exhibits, searchable photos,National Museum of the multi-media flat pages of all Facebook, Twitter,U.S. Air Force http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/ more than 25 offerings aircraft yes no no YouTube, Flickr, blogs no yes in-depth narrative yes--victory pre-visit materials,National World War II http://www.nationalww2museum. w/links, narrative some collection gardens, science online lesson twitter, facebook, flickr, yes, they offerMuseum org/ more than 25 histories objects available yes and tech of wwii, plans you tube, yelp symbol video conferencing noNelson Museum of theWest http://www.nelsonmuseum.com/ 1 to 10 list of exhibitions no no no no no no no some collectionNew London County objects available,Historical Society http://www.newlondonhistory.org/ more than 25 narrated story searchable photos yes no no Facebook no noNoah Webster House &West Hartford Historical list or summary ofSociety http://noahwebsterhouse.org/ more than 25 list of exhibitions collections yes no no no no yesNorth Star ScoutingMemorabilia http://www.nssm.org/ 11 to 25 No no yes no no no no noOld Aurora ColonyMuseum & Historical in-depth narrative some collectionSociety http://www.auroracolony.org/ more than 25 w/links objects available yes no no no no no in-depth narrative searchable pre-visit materials, w/links, list of database printable resource Facebook, YouTube,Old State House Museum http://www.oldstatehouse.com/ more than 25 exhibits (emuseum) yes no sheets blog no yesOtero Museum http://www.coloradoplains.Association com/otero/museum/ 1 to 10 list of exhibitions no yes no no FB only no no
  • 10. Does site contain Games/separate Collections basic visitation Teacher sections forMuseum URL # of pages Online Content available? info? Digital projects? materials? Social Media links? Online Field Trips? students/"kids"Paris-Henry County list or summary ofHeritage Center http://www.phchc.com/ more than 25 list of exhibitions collections yes no no no no noPeary-MacMillan Arctic http://www.bowdoin.edu/arctic- list or summary ofMuseum museum/ more than 25 narrated story collections yes no no Twitter, iTunesU no noPhiladelphia History list of exhibitions,Museum at the Atwater short video some collection online lessonKent http://www.philadelphiahistory.org/ more than 25 documentaries objects available yes no plans blog and Twitter/FB no no searchable http://www.plantcityphotoarchives. databasePlant City Photo Archives org/ more than 25 list of exhibitions (browseable) yes no no Twitter no noPutnam County HistoricalSociety and FoundrySchool Museum http://www.pchs-fsm.org/ 11 to 25 list of exhibitions no yes no no Facebook no noReading CompanyTechnical & Historical some collectionSociety http://www.readingrailroad.org/ more than 25 list of exhibitions objects available yes no pre-visit materials no no noRice County Museum of list or summary ofHistory http://www.rchistory.org/ more than 25 list of exhibitions collections yes no no no no noRogers Historical http://www.rogersarkansas. list of exhibitions, list or summary ofMuseum com/museum/ more than 25 in-depth exhibit collections yes no no Faceook, blog no noSan Diego Model some collection Facebook, Twitter,Railroad Museum http://www.sdmrm.org/ 11 to 25 list of exhibitions objects available yes no no YouTube no noSanta Barbara Historical http://www.santabarbaramuseum.Museum com/ 1 to 10 list of exhibitions no yes no no FB only no no in-depth narrative some collectionSchubert Club Museum http://www.schubert.org/museum/ 11 to 25 w/links, multimedia objects available yes no no no no noShady Side Rural some collection online lessonHeritage Society http://www.shadysidemuseum.org/ more than 25 list of exhibitions objects available yes no plans, printable no no no list of exhibitions, multimediaSindecuse Museum of http://www.dent.umich. (podcast or videoDentistry edu/sindecuse 11 to 25 of gallery no yes no no no no noSouth County Museum http://www.southcountymuseum. list or summary ofCononchet Farm org/ 11 to 25 narrated story collections yes no no no no noSt. Augustine Lighthouse http://www.staugustinelighthouse. Facebook, Twitter,& Museum com/ more than 25 list of exhibitions No yes no no Flickr, YouTube, blogs no no http://www.steamboateramuseum.Steamboat Era Museum org/ 11 to 25 list of exhibitions No yes no no Facebook no noSugar Land HeritageFoundation http://www.slheritage.org/ 11 to 25 list of exhibitions No yes no no no no noTelluride HistoricalMuseum http://www.telluridemuseum.org/ 11 to 25 list of exhibitions No yes no no Facebook, Twitter no noThe National GuardMilitia Museum of New http://www.state.nj. some collection Facebook, Twitter,Jersey us/military/museum/ more than 25 narrated story objects available yes no no YouTube no no http://www.archfoundation. list or summary ofThe Octagon org/octagon/about/history.htm 1 to 10 list of exhibitions collections no no no no no noThomas T. Taber 1--collaborativeMuseum of the Lycoming with local collegeCounty Historical Society http://www.tabermuseum.org/ 11 to 25 list of exhibitions No yes and library no Facebook no noTrenton City Museum atEllarslie Mansion http://www.ellarslie.org/ more than 25 list of exhibitions No yes no no Facebook no noU.S. Army Quartermaster http://www.qmmuseum.lee.army. some collectionMuseum mil/ more than 25 narrated story objects available yes no pre-visit materials Facebook no no online lesson plans, online in-depth narrative searchable teacher Facebook, Twitter,United States Holocaust w/links, multimedia database--multiple development, iTunesU, YouTube,Memorial Museum http://www.ushmm.org/ more than 25 elements, databases yes yes, multiple printables, Delicious no yes list of exhibitions, some multimedia elements excerpts from audio tour, some collection yes, online forum Facebook, Twitter,USS Midway Museum http://www.midway.org/ more than 25 few videos) objects available yes for Midway vets no YouTube no no list or summary ofVictoria Mansion http://www.victoriamansion.org/ 11 to 25 narrated story collections yes no no Facebook, Twitter no no printable onlineWabash County list or summary of plans with stateHistorical Museum http://www.wabashmuseum.org/ 11 to 25 list of exhibitions collections yes no standards Facebook, Twitter no noWebb-Deane-StevensMuseum National Society list or summary ofof Colonial Dames www.webb-deane-stevens.org 11 to 25 narrated story collections yes no no FB only no noWestern Museum of list of exhibitions,Mining and Industry http://www.wmmi.org/ 11 to 25 podcasts No yes no pre-visit materials Facebook, LinkdIn no no
  • 11. Does site contain Games/separate Collections basic visitation Teacher sections forMuseum URL # of pages Online Content available? info? Digital projects? materials? Social Media links? Online Field Trips? students/"kids" in-depthWilliam Breman Jewish in-depth narrative searchable summaries ofHeritage Museum http://www.thebreman.org/ more than 25 w/links, database yes no programs, no lps Facebook,YouTube no no narrated story--ofWoodrow Wilson http://www.wilsonboyhoodhome. Wilson, and pre-Boyhood Home org/ 11 to 25 view video tour No yes no no no no noYarmouth HistoricalSociety Museum http://www.yarmouthmehistory.org/ 1 to 10 No No yes no no no no no