Child, Paul Artworld., 2003 . In 3rd. Open Archives Forum Workshop, Berlin, March 2003. [Presentation]


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Projects are temporary. They have a defined beginning and defined end. As project workers, we would like our work to live on after the project has finished. The most common way of ensuring this longevity is to make it interoperable with the widest number of other systems that we can. This can be a daunting task for a relatively short lived organisation and complicating factors such as dealing with multiple media types and the need to reconcile project aims with the interoperability goal can only make the situation worse. ArtWorld began in 2000 as a three year project, led by the University of East Anglia and is funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee. ArtWorld provides access to primary visual resource materials for the enhancement of learning and teaching in world art studies. It is a consortium project comprising art museums, university departments and research institutes in England centered at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, and the University of Durham. Resources are being built by a team including teachers, students, museum curators from the consortium together with external IT consultants. In this presentation I will outline the current status of the ArtWorld project and how the project team has approached the difficulties in reconciling multimedia types, interoperability and conflicting project aims.

Item type: Presentation
Keywords: Open Archive Iniziative (OAI), visual resource, art
Subjects: L. Information technology and library technology
Depositing user: Andrea Marchitelli
Date deposited: 09 Apr 2004
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 11:58


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