Can you help us to evaluate the Mapping Museums website?
Mapping Museums is a large-scale research project that is based at Birkbeck, University of London, which aims at documenting at analysing the development of the museum sector from 1960 until 2020. We have now designed a database that enables users to browse, search, and visualise information on 4,000 museums and have developed a website that contains information on our initial findings, definitions, our research process, and the interview based research (including images and transcripts).
The evaluation session is an important means for us to gain feedback about the usefulness of the website. With your input we can further improve the system before it is made publicly available.
We’d like a wide variety of people to participate in the evaluation trial especially those who work in the museum sector or in academia.
The trial session will be based on three activities:
- A hands-on introduction to the web application.
- Using the application to undertake a small number of information searches. This will allow us to gauge how easy the system is to use.
- Group discussion about your experience of using the system and the ways that it could be improved and extended.
The session will take no more than two and a half hours.
There is more information about the project available at http://blogs.bbk.ac.uk/mapping-museums/about/.
Locations and dates
2 – 4.30pm Thursday 26th September, Room 407, Birkbeck Main Building, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX (the entrance is on Torrington Square)
2 – 4.30pm Friday 27th September, Room 407, Birkbeck Main Building, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX (the entrance is on Torrington Square)
We would be very grateful for your assistance. If you would like to participate, please email the project director at firstname.lastname@example.org
Researchers involved in the trial session
Researchers and contact details:
- Professor Fiona Candlin (email@example.com)
- Professor Alex Poulovassilis (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Dr Val Katerinchuk (email@example.com)
How the data will be handled in the study
Information obtained from you through the session will be used to inform the research work of the project and subsequent research publications. All personal data collected from this study including your name and contact details will be kept confidential. No reference will be made in oral or written form that could link any participant to information they have provided to us as part of this the study.
Your participation in this study is voluntary, and you may withdraw from the study at any time.