ERIC Number: ED348997
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Hypermedia & Interactivity in Museums. Proceedings of an International Conference (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, October 14-16, 1991). Informatics Technical Report No. 14.
Bearman, David, Ed.
This collection of 33 conference papers and 10 abstracts provides a critical assessment of the current applications of interactive multimedia in museums, an analysis of museum requirements, and an exploration of technology issues. Two papers discuss the parallel attributes of museums and software technology and the possibilities of the virtual museum. Eight papers address issues of design, evaluation, and implementation. Separate papers present hypermedia projects in 11 different museums. Three papers address issues raised by wordless communications, including images and full body interactives. Three more papers explore issues of copyright and the difficulties in satisfying intellectual property claims of owners and creators of the components of multimedia products. Technological barriers to implementing hypermedia in museums are addressed in five papers, including the poor visual quality of most media products, the need to "scale up" existing prototypes to express cultural knowledge bases and the costs of doing so, and the need for standards for the use of electronic records that will facilitate access to and reuse of information. Abstracts of or brief communications relating to 10 additional conference presentations are also provided. (KRN)
Descriptors: Computer Software, Copyrights, Databases, Educational Environment, Educational Media, Evaluation Methods, Exhibits, Hypermedia, Information Technology, Innovation, Instructional Design, Intellectual Property, Interactive Video, Man Machine Systems, Media Research, Museums, Needs Assessment, Use Studies
Archives and Museums Informatics, 5501 Walnut St., Suite 203, Pittsburgh, PA 15232 ($50, 25% off for five or more copies).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Archives and Museum Informatics, Pittsburgh, PA.