State of History Museum Websites

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museum-survey-dataResearch project I began in 2004 and revisited in 2011 to track, analyze, and compare how history museums share collections and exhibition content, and how they interact with their audiences online. History museums outnumber all other genres by nearly 2 to 1, and my research stands as one of the few studies that have tracked history museum web presence. I published my results and analysis online prior to the Museum Computer Network conference where I organized and chaired a roundtable discussing ways that history and art museums differ in their approaches to creating and sharing online content. My summary and data, shared on my blog and Slideshare, has been viewed nearly 2000 times.