The Virtual Museum of the Pacific: A Semantic Web-based Exhibition System

27/11/2009 - 16:00
27/11/2009 - 17:00
Seminar Topic: 
USYD Basser Seminar Series, School of Information Technologies
Speaker: 
Professor Peter Eklund
Speaker: 
The University of Wollongong
Abstract: 
The Virtual Museum of the Pacific (VMP) is a Rich Internet Application with a Web Services architecture used to manage and navigate 400 objects from the Australian Museum's Pacific Island collections. This project tests a new means of facilitating access for researchers to museum-based digital collections whose artefacts are distributed and often not on public display. The project has two dimensions: at the technical level the focus is on leveraging metadata used in curatorial management to produce a Web-based content management system for representing collection resources as a dynamic associative network; at a museological level the focus is on studying the effective means of presenting and interacting with this semantic network for traditional creator communities, the general public, researchers and curators. This seminar will include live demos of the Virtual Museum of the Pacific.
Speaker's biography: 
Peter Eklund is a Professor in the School of Information Systems and Technology and Director of the Centre for Digital Ecosystems at the University of Wollongong.
Location: 
The University of Sydney, School of IT Building
Location Details: 
Lecture Theatre (Room 123), Level 1