Is There a Difference? An Analysis of the Presence of Museums in the Network

By Katarzyna Maniak.

Published by The International Journal of the Inclusive Museum

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Published online: May 2, 2014 $US5.00

The digitization of museal collections provides openness and availability, promotes cultural heritage, allows and facilitates education and overcomes financial and geographical limitations. However, the presence of museums in the network and the public use of their content is not free from discussion. The paper analyzes the opportunities offered by the presence of collections in the network, for both museums and their customers. It considers the nature of the user's activity and the levels of his/her engagement. Special attention has been attached to the problems faced by the institutions which digitize their collections (legal issues, fear of losing viewers and objects which create the museum's identity).

Keywords: Virtual museum, cultural activity in the Network

The International Journal of the Inclusive Museum, Volume 6, Issue 3, May 2014, pp.85-93. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: May 2, 2014 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 479.893KB)).

Katarzyna Maniak

PhD Student, The Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland


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