ERIC Number: ED466223
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Case Study: The Translation of Archive Materials into an Interactive Medium.
Taylor, Jason; Wood, Jane; Robertshaw, Simon
This paper documents and explores the methodology employed by the developers of the Euro.Network.Hats project--a CD-ROM and Web site exploring the hatting and millinery industry in Europe, particularly the development and decline of European felt hat manufacture. The Stockport Hat Museum approached the International Center for Digital Content (ICDC) with certain key prerequisites. The CD-ROM was to explore the hatting and millinery industry in Europe using content supplied by the European partners. The content had to be equally accessible in four languages (English, French, Dutch, and German) and to three distinct user groups (researchers, school child, and casual browser). An insight is provided into an approach to the translation of diverse archive materials into an interactive digital format. The paper illustrates the process of content development: from the elicitation of content knowledge to the developer's response in terms of information design, visual, and interaction design. The four types of interactive available from the interface are described: content navigation, interface control, context, and the content itself. (AEF)
Descriptors: Archives, Computer Software Development, Foreign Countries, Information Technology, Material Development, Multimedia Materials, Museums, Optical Data Disks
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