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Online multimedia museum exhibits: a case study in technology and collaboration

Matthew F. Nickerson (Professor based at the Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah, USA)

Library Hi Tech

ISSN: 0737-8831

Article publication date: 1 September 2004

Abstract

Eight partners including three university libraries and five regional museums worked together to create the Voices of the Colorado Plateau online exhibit. This site features multimedia exhibits that combine oral history recordings and historic photographs to create a new and engaging online museum experience. Computer and telecommunication technologies were vital in the collaboration, creation and dissemination processes. Collaborative projects among libraries and museums can capitalize on both similarities and differences between these culture heritage institutions. Working in consortia can produce results that cannot be achieved alone. Both number and geographical separation of the partners in this project represent a unique level of cooperation and integration. The extensive use of oral history in a multimedia museum exhibit is also unique to this project.

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Citation

Nickerson, M.F. (2004), "Online multimedia museum exhibits: a case study in technology and collaboration", Library Hi Tech, Vol. 22 No. 3, pp. 270-276. https://doi.org/10.1108/07378830410560062

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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