Virtual Museum and Small Museums : ViMuseo.fi Project
Laine-Zamojska, M. (2011). Virtual Museum and Small Museums: ViMuseo.fi Project. In D. Bearman & J. Trant (Eds.), Museums and the Web 2011: Proceedings. Toronto: Archives & Museum Informatics.
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New media are a huge opportunity and challenge for museums, especially for small institutions without digitized resources. The ViMuseo.fi is a research project conducted at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. The research focuses on the possibilities of new media in presenting cultural heritage in small Finnish museums. As a part of the research, a tool to present small museums on the Web was developed. The ViMuseo tool is a CMS for creating multimedia presentations, and was designed specifically for small institutions without digitized resources. The possible deployment of the tool is also discussed.