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  1. The Delphi ProjectA Museum Collections Browser Olga Amuzinskaya, Adrienne Hilgert, Jon Lesser, Patrick Schmitz, Gerald Yu Advisor: Ray Larson

  2. Phoebe A. HearstMuseum of Anthropology • Founded in 1901 • 2-3 Million objects, spanning thousands of years • In Kroeber Hall, across from Strada Café

  3. Background, motivation • Museum has rich history, tremendous collections

  4. Background, motivation • Museum has rich history, tremendous collections • Very little space, limited exhibits budget

  5. Background, motivation • Museum has rich history, tremendous collections • Very little space, limited exhibits budget • Existing collection management system a bad choice for web support

  6. Background, motivation • Museum has rich history, tremendous collections • Very little space, limited exhibits budget • Existing collection management system a bad choice for web support • Great opportunity for I-School skills, plus lots of fun

  7. Project Objectives • Build a system that exposes the breadth and depth of the museum collections

  8. Project Objectives • Build a system that exposes the breadth and depth of the museum collections • Incorporate social media features for a compelling visitor experience

  9. Project Objectives • Build a system that exposes the breadth and depth of the museum collections • Incorporate social media features for a compelling visitor experience • Convert existing information system into browser usable by public and researchers

  10. Browser Front Page

  11. Facetted Browsing

  12. Viewing Objects

  13. Making Sets

  14. Thanks for coming! Please come tomorrow for the detailed presentation