This session will explore some of the ways museums have begun to use
web tools to create integrated information systems for access to limited
audiences both inside and outside the museum. As with any new technology
implementation, offer both new opportunities and cause new problems.
The session will look at both sides of these new approaches from a museum
perspective. We will focus on three areas in particular: 1) information
access and distribution problems which can be addressed by web-based
integrated systems, 2) a few of the nuts and bolts of creating such
systems, and 3) the issues raised by greater access to information from
both a technical and an organizational perspective.