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New Ways to Search, Navigate and Use Multimedia Museum Collections over the Web

New Ways to Search, Navigate and Use Multimedia Museum Collections over the Web
New Ways to Search, Navigate and Use Multimedia Museum Collections over the Web
Museums and galleries are becoming increasing rich in digital information. This is often created for internal activities such as cataloguing, curation, conservation and restoration, but also has many additional uses including gallery terminals, Web access, educational, scientific, and commercial licensing. New forms of multimedia content such as 3D models and virtual spaces have huge potential for enhancing the way people interact with museum collections; for example, in structured eLearning environments. Despite drivers for increased integration of information sources within the museum or gallery, and for improved Web accessibility for external users, this content is often hard to access and is held in multiple internal systems with non-standard schemas and descriptions. Providing information to external users or applications in a structured and machine-readable form is particularly difficult due to a lack of tools and standards. This makes it difficult to expose this rich source of information so it can be used over the Web in external applications. Over the past three years, the European Commission IST supported SCULPTEUR project has been addressing these problems by developing new ways to create, search, navigate, access, share, repurpose and use multimedia content over the Web for professional users. This paper describes the tools and techniques developed in the project.
Addis, M.J.
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Martinez, K.
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Lewis, P.
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Stevenson, J.
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Giorgini, F.
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Trant, J.
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Bearman, D.
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Addis, M.J., Martinez, K., Lewis, P., Stevenson, J. and Giorgini, F., (2005) New Ways to Search, Navigate and Use Multimedia Museum Collections over the Web Trant, J. and Bearman, D. (eds.) At Museums and the Web 2005, Canada. 13 - 16 Apr 2005.

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Museums and galleries are becoming increasing rich in digital information. This is often created for internal activities such as cataloguing, curation, conservation and restoration, but also has many additional uses including gallery terminals, Web access, educational, scientific, and commercial licensing. New forms of multimedia content such as 3D models and virtual spaces have huge potential for enhancing the way people interact with museum collections; for example, in structured eLearning environments. Despite drivers for increased integration of information sources within the museum or gallery, and for improved Web accessibility for external users, this content is often hard to access and is held in multiple internal systems with non-standard schemas and descriptions. Providing information to external users or applications in a structured and machine-readable form is particularly difficult due to a lack of tools and standards. This makes it difficult to expose this rich source of information so it can be used over the Web in external applications. Over the past three years, the European Commission IST supported SCULPTEUR project has been addressing these problems by developing new ways to create, search, navigate, access, share, repurpose and use multimedia content over the Web for professional users. This paper describes the tools and techniques developed in the project.

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Published date: May 2005
Additional Information: Semantic Web, 3D models, CIDOC CRM, Search and Retrieval, eLearning Event Dates: 13-16 April 2005
Venue - Dates: Museums and the Web 2005, Canada, 2005-04-13 - 2005-04-16
Organisations: Web & Internet Science, Electronics & Computer Science, IT Innovation

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Local EPrints ID: 260909
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/260909
PURE UUID: 66fffe9f-00c2-44b9-9c34-762f0228a0d9
ORCID for K. Martinez: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-3859-5700

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Date deposited: 24 May 2005
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 09:08

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Author: M.J. Addis
Author: K. Martinez ORCID iD
Author: P. Lewis
Author: J. Stevenson
Author: F. Giorgini
Editor: J. Trant
Editor: D. Bearman

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