More than 300 museums in Canada currently contribute to the ongoing
development of a diverse resource of electronic heritage information.
In the virtual world, the collective presence and role of the museum
community can be enhanced by providing effective access and retrieval
strategies that relate the different types of available information,
offer the potential for integrating and extending its value and relevancy,
and help reveal implicit narratives embedded in it. Beyond this, consideration
must be given to the potential experiences that can be offered on-line
audiences, given the variety of their perspectives and expectations.
This paper will consider a number of key questions and relate them
to current developments at the Canadian Heritage Information Network:
- What is an information meta-centre and what is its role?
- What are the needs and expectations of our audiences?
- What tools are needed to address the different points of view
and navigational needs of the users and in what ways can an information
meta-centre facilitate the retrieval of content-rich resources?
- What is needed to develop a diverse information meta-centre that
serves the needs of many different audiences?
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