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Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN) – 1972… Over 1,000 members and growing! Online training, I .P., col lections management software reviews, documentation standards and more… Virtual Museum of Canada : 2000 The Virtual Museum of Canada Measures of Sucess - 2000 Targeting youth

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Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN) – 1972…
  • Over 1,000 members and growing!
  • Online training, I.P., collections management software reviews, documentation standards and more…
  • Virtual Museum of Canada: 2000
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The Virtual Museum of Canada Measures of Sucess - 2000

  • Targeting youth
  • More visits in museums
  • « …the most important thing is that users find what they are looking for and keep coming back. »
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1995-2004: Ex.producer

  • 35+ Virtual exhibits
  • 200+ Museums
  • 20+ Multimédia Co.
  • 25+ Countries
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Example of an International Collaboration: museum/gallery partners: Canada, the United States and Mexico: 2001-2002.
  • A focus on women’s contributions to the arts: visual, music, ‘folk’.
  • Based on the content provided by the participating institutions.
to ensure that the project was of a high quality from a content perspective
To ensure that the project was of a high quality from a content perspective
  • Design developed to accommodate the diverse material.
  • Text written to focus the project on the content contributions of the institutions, not all of women’s art.
  • Thematic structure designed to be inclusive of diverse subjects, materials.
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« What I learned from this experience ? »K. Evenden, Manager, New Media Initiatives Glenbow Museum, Alberta, Canada
  • The importance of quality content that is accessible in electronic format.
  • That large partnerships involving intl. participants become possible, with the use of new technologies.
  • There are considerable staff/ budget ramifications, despite assumptions that electronic formats is easier.
this project was managed by chin but content developed by partners process was content driven
This project was managed by CHIN but content developed by partners: process was content driven

Content providers’ participation throughout the site development.

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Conclusion: Some Key lessons

  • Develop Plan : Common Vision
  • Sign Agreement
  • Establish priorities
  • Solid Calendar & Budget
  • Clarify who is in charge : Roles
  • Agree on launch date
  • Have an Emergency plan
  • Take risks – but evaluate impact
  • Face the truth: good or bad – quickly
  • Involve highly competent professionals
  • Concentrate on the essentials: big pieces!
  • Tip:
  • Create a context of collaboration & constant open communication
        • Flexible & Enthusiastic!
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Today: Virtual Museum of Canada More than 150 virtual exhibits.
  • More than 400,000 images.
  • Information on more than 2,700 Canadian museums.
  • Also, includes games and activities, teaching resources and links to online heritage gift shops across Canada.
  • More than 8 million visitors since launch (March 2001).
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We wanted to know why some worked better than other…why people stayed longer… = “quality” found in their Online Experiences ?
  • First, we had to determine what define ‘quality’ in online museum projects.
  • Second, how to measure this ‘quality’ through analysis of 11 older virtual exhibits… Barbara Soren…