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Building and Evaluating Collection Dashboards

This slide deck served as an introduction to the Building and Evaluating Collections Dashboards Workshop, held at Museums & the Web 2010, Denver, CO.
Piotr Adamcyzk
Richard Urban
Michael Twidale

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Building and Evaluating Collection Dashboards

  1. 1. Building and Evaluating Collections Dashboards Richard Urban Michael B. Twidale University of Illinois Piotr Adamczyk Metropolitan Museum of Art
  2. 2. <ul><li>Conventional text-based displays are unable to offer us any overall impressions of the millions of items contained in modern collections….Searching the collections is something like wandering through narrow paths in a forest . </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>what we need is a map </li></ul><ul><li>Mitchell Whitelaw </li></ul><ul><li>Visible Archives Project </li></ul>
  4. 4. Currently available digital cultural heritage collections are just the tip of the iceberg.
  5. 5. Millions more are waiting to be Digitized
  6. 9. Search
  7. 10. Opening History
  8. 12. What is all this stuff? Do I have to read all this text? Is there more like this?
  9. 13. Early Sketches
  10. 14. Patchwork Prototyping
  11. 15.
  12. 17. Museum Pipes
  13. 24. Use Case: Transparency
  14. 25. Use Case: Collection Development <ul><li>What do you have? </li></ul><ul><li>Where are the holes? </li></ul><ul><li>How do we merge data from two departments? </li></ul><ul><li>How does my collection compare to their collection? </li></ul>Determining Space from Place for Natural History Collections: In a Distributed Digital Library Environment. (n.d.). . Retrieved April 14, 2010, from
  15. 26. A simplistic, low cost, good-enough metadata quality visualization <ul><li>Nichols, D.M., Paynter, G., Chan, C-H., Bainbridge, D., McKay, D., Twidale, M.B. & Blandford, A. (2009). Experiences in Deploying Metadata Analysis Tools for Institutional Repositories. Cataloging and Classification Quarterly 47(3/4) 229-248. </li></ul>Use Case: Production Evaluation
  16. 27. Image Credits <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Quote from Mitchell Whitelaw The Visible Archive Project </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> / </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Workers assembling dashboards for automobiles in an unidentified factory. Courtesy University of Southern California. Libraries </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>Portions of this research funded by :