Ready to Read: Museum Digital Projects and You. Where to Begin?
Rachael Cristine Woody
I’m pleased to announce that my new book, Museum Digital Projects and You. Where to Begin? is now available.
Published by Lucidea Press, it gently guides museum professionals through both the strategic and logistical aspects of museum digital projects, and offers direction based on best practices.
Museum digital projects offer a vast number of potential topics for the field to explore. Any given project could involve digitization, metadata creation, CMS procurement, and digital publishing. Museum professionals tend to be subject matter experts first, and novice technologists last. If a museum professional hasn’t yet had the opportunity to train or gain experience with a digital project, the prospect of launching and managing one on their own is daunting.
With that in mind, my book chapters are:
- The Components of a Successful Museum Digital Project
- How to Create and Manage a Successful Digital Project
- How to Choose the Right Tools for Museum Digital Projects
- Evaluating the Museum DAMS vs CMS
- How Much Will Museum Digital Projects Cost Me?
- Create a Museum Digital Project Workflow that Works
Ron Aspe, Lucidea’s CEO, kindly said he believes that “those new to museum digital projects and those who want an update on the latest approaches will benefit from the practical guidance and inspiration in this book”.
The content and recommendations in this book don’t have to be implemented in their totality to be helpful. Pick an area that is doable and slightly more comfortable than the other areas. Put that piece into place and then pick another area. Step by step, slowly, and project by project, a museum digital program can be created. The only thing left to decide is where to begin.
I do hope it will inspire you as you begin your museum digital projects journey.
A print version is available for purchase at Amazon.com, but for the moment you can get a free PDF copy in advance, courtesy of Lucidea, here.
Rachael Cristine Woody
Consultant, author, and blogger Rachael Cristine Woody advises on museum strategies, collections management and grant writing for a wide variety of clients. Learn about Lucidea’s Argus solution for museum collections management and digitization and read more of Rachael’s blog posts here.
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