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    Designing a system to chart the development of the UK museum sector: an iterative approach

    Poulovassilis, Alexandra and Katerinchuk, Valeri and Candlin, Fiona (2023) Designing a system to chart the development of the UK museum sector: an iterative approach. Journal of Systems and Information Technology , ISSN 1328-7265.

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    Purpose: This paper presents our methodology for designing a system providing comprehensive data about the UK's museums and enabling research into the history, status and long-term development of the entire sector. Design/methodology/approach: We have devised and applied an iterative methodology in order to deliver a knowledge base, web application, and website through which these and related resources are publicly accessed, allowing incorporation of the requirements of user stakeholders drawn from across the UK museum sector. Findings: Our methodology has enabled the elicitation of usage scenarios, research questions, and feedback from a broad range of user stakeholders, allowing the system to be successfully delivered within the time and staffing constraints of a single publicly-funded research project. Feedback received from external evaluators and users of the system has been overwhelmingly positive. Originality: The system includes the only comprehensive dataset of the UK's museums and is enabling new research by museum studies scholars and museum professionals. Our methodology can inform other projects aiming to create specialist knowledge resources involving a wide range of user stakeholders, particularly within constrained time and staffing resources.


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Museum Studies, Digital Archives, Iterative Development
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences
    Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Historical Studies
    Research Centres and Institutes: Birkbeck Knowledge Lab
    Depositing User: Alex Poulovassilis
    Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2023 11:06
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:54


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