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Here and there: managing multiply-purposed digital assets on the Duyfken web site

Towler, M., Hobbs, V.J. and Pigott, D. (2002) Here and there: managing multiply-purposed digital assets on the Duyfken web site. In: Museums and the Web 2002, 18 - 20 April, Boston

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In this paper we describe a model for managing a dynamic Web site with multiple concurrent versions. The voyage of the Duyfken replica from Australia to the Netherlands has generated great interest in its associated Web site, and it is now planned to extend the original site to mirror sites in both Australia and the Netherlands, each completely bilingual, resulting in four different ‘virtual’ Web sites. However, the ‘look and feel’ of the Web site needs to be the same across all the virtual sites, and the media resource used will be the same. We propose a solution based on multiple sets of concurrent metadata, and discuss some general implications of this approach for metadata harvesting and resource discovery. We describe our prototype, which is based on a database that handles parallel sets of metadata, together with the process for accession and annotation of media artefacts, and the dynamic generation of the Web pages from the database.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Information Technology
Publisher: Archives & Museum Informatics
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