Research Output per year
Museums are increasing access to their collections via web-based interfaces, but are seeing high numbers of users looking at only one or two pages within 10 seconds and then leaving. To decrease this rate, a better understanding of the type of user who visits a museum website is required. Existing models for museum website users tend to focus on a small number of groups or provide little detail in their de nitions of the groups. This paper presents the results of a large scale museum user survey in which data on a wide range of user characteristics was collected to provide well founded de nitions for the user group's motivations, tasks, engagement, and domain knowledge. The results highlight that the general public and non-professional users make up the majority of users and allow us to clearly de fine these two groups.
|Title of host publication||Not Known|
|Publication status||E-pub ahead of print - 2 Sep 2017|
|Event||Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries - Thessaloniki, Greece|
Duration: 18 Sep 2017 → 21 Sep 2017
|Conference||Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries|
|Period||18/09/17 → 21/09/17|
- Digital cultural heritage
- museum website
WALSH, DAVID., Clough, P., Hopfgartner, F., Foster, J., Kontonatsios, G. & Hall, M., 10 Sep 2019, p. 84-98. 14 p.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Paper
Walsh, D., Hall, M., Clough, P. D., & Foster, J. (2017). The ghost in the museum website: investigating the general public's interactions with museum websites. In Not Known (pp. 434-445) https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-67008-9_34