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Development of a learning system for a museum collection of print‐related artifacts

Cheng‐Wei Fan (National Science and Technology Museum, Kaoshiung, Taiwan, Republic of China)
Jun‐Fu Huang (National Science and Technology Museum, Kaoshiung, Taiwan, Republic of China)
Rong‐Jyue Fang (Southern Taiwan University of Technology, Tainan, Taiwan, Republic of China)

The Electronic Library

ISSN: 0264-0473

Article publication date: 11 April 2008

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to present the concepts of the digital collection of Taiwanese technological artifacts and reliable industrial technology, to proceed with the digitalization of the collected objects and their related literature, and to classify the pictorial, written, audio, and visual information of the database of the relief printing technology into groups with the principle focus on the National Science and Technology Museum collection.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper describes the application of the Metalogy software to develop a system that would satisfy the museum's managerial staff, researchers, and general viewers' demands on the same management and learning module.

Findings

The paper shows that a competitive digital collection web site has been implemented for the museum learning system.

Originality/value

The paper describes a very practical and useful learning system for the museum digital collection. This database can be developed as a system for the museum's technological artifacts resource, and thus become a precious digital asset of technological artifacts in Taiwan.

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Citation

Fan, C., Huang, J. and Fang, R. (2008), "Development of a learning system for a museum collection of print‐related artifacts", The Electronic Library, Vol. 26 No. 2, pp. 172-187. https://doi.org/10.1108/02640470810864073

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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