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Australian university museums and the Internet

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Two different approaches have been used in Australia to make data and images from university museums and collections available on the Internet in a meaningful, user-friendly way. Vanessa Mack is director of the Macleay Museum, University of Sydney, and formerly senior registrar at the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney. She is on the editorial board of Archives and Museum Informatics: Cultural Heritage Informatics Quarterly (Kluwer Academic Publishers), chair of the Movable Cultural Heritage Reference Group of the Heritage Council of New South Wales, and member of various University of Sydney Heritage and Museum committees. In 1997 she acted as co-ordinator of the federally funded pilot project to create Australian University Museums on Line (AUMOL), a combined catalogue-with-pictures of the holdings of university museums. She is also on the co-ordinating committee of the National Teaching and Learning Data Base project which grew out of AUMOL. Richard Llewellyn was formerly senior registrar of the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. In 1997 he became the project manager for AUMOL, and has since been instigator and project manager of the National Teaching and Learning Data Base project and other similar Web-based collection projects.
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Document Type: Original Article

Affiliations: 1: Macleay Museum, University of Sydney, 2: National Teaching and Learning Data Base, Australia

Publication date: April 1, 2000

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