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Defining Horizons for Digital Museum and Archive Projects. How National is National?. Economic Development Implications. Does a project like Taiwan’s National Archives open that country to a Google like virtual environment? Should it do so? Where do you stop?

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Economic development implications
Economic Development Implications

  • Does a project like Taiwan’s National Archives open that country to a Google like virtual environment?

  • Should it do so? Where do you stop?

  • With Geographic Data should you also overlay demographic and economic data?

  • Do you make the web into a global development shopping mall?

  • Will other nations be compelled to follow?

  • Is this an engine that will drive Info. Tech?


An american start up asks new questions
An American start-up asks new questions

  • Who is involved and can contribute to a digital library or museum?

  • What kind of communication should an archive or museum facilitate?

  • What kind of design for presentation?

  • What assumptions do we make about end user technology and displays?


Who can contribute
Who can contribute?

  • Do you invite the public to use the basic framework?

  • Do you encourage schools to have students collect and submit specimens or weather or other data

  • Do you encourage the submission of photography?

  • Can you broaden use without falling into chaos?


What is the direction of information flow
What is the direction of information flow?

  • Do the scholars put everything on display?

  • Or is there to be as mechanism to encourage public participation?

  • Do you make metadata searchable by everyone including across disciplines?

  • Do you encourage contributors of content to form their own communities of interest?


What design standards to use
What Design Standards to use?

  • Do you emulate the presentation of art in an art museum?

  • How much care do you give to aesthetics of web pages?


What hardware will be used
What hardware will be used?

  • Display devices?

    • What will be the size and quality of screens?

    • Do you plan for some users who will want high quality art on high definition displays?

  • Multi media and speech recognition

    • Incorporated into the displays?

    • Separate devices on their own?


Client server models to be built
Client server models to be built?

  • Or will devices be passive - one way

    • VisualArts Systems has very interesting Client Server model

    • Enable community forming, info sharing and commerce


Commerce
Commerce?

  • Do you seek to enable it?

    • For whom?

    • How do you handle delivery of images?

      • Can any of this be turned into sustainable business?

      • Should service add-ons be encouraged?


Training
Training

  • Do you establish and publish standards for digitization

  • Recording of samples

  • Recording of metadata?


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