Web Award 2005: Best On-line Museums
With the objective of strengthening informal
cultural formation in the Latin-American and Caribbean region
based on the use of information technologies, the INFOLAC Programme,
sponsored by the UNESCO Quito Office and supported by the University
of Colima, has convoked the INFOLAC Web Contest 2005 for the Best
On-Line Museums. This contest has endorsement from the Presidency
of the Dominican Committee of the International Board of Monuments
and Historic-Artistic Sites (ICOMOS) and the International Board
of Museums for Latin America and the Caribbean (ICOM-LAC).
I.Teams working in areas related to museums using
available digital publication to the public via the Internet (websites,
portals, weblogs and other similar tools) can participate. The
main objective is for these teams to display their permanent and/or
temporary collections of art, scientific objects or culture, historic
or natural objects, and others that fit the traditional museum
concept. The judges of this contest will be authors of such museums
in the digital era. The participating teams should have support
from the company or institution in which they belong.
A. Opening of convocation: 1 June 2005
B. Closing of convocation: 12 October 2005
C. Final Decision: 30 October 2005
D. Award Distribution: 23 November 2005
A. Best First Place: Participation by a representative of the
winning team in the international forum on information technologies
“Interfaces 2005”, held at University of Colima, Mexico
from 23 to 25 November (includes transportation, meals, accomodations
and inscription to forum), where the award will be presented.
B. First place for each category: Recognition from UNESCO, diffusion
on the UNESCO and INFOLAC websites, and US$1,000.
C. Finalists (second and third place of each category): Recognition
from UNESCO, diffusion on the UNESCO and INFOLAC websites.
A. This is the first time to hold this type of contest, thus we
would like to provide equal opportunities for all relevant contributions
presented, none of the proposals will be qualified until all sites
have been received from participants.
B. It will be noted whether the digital museum have financial
support from the government, institutions, businesses or whether
it is done as a community with or without financial aid.
The judging panel will include specialists in museums, digital
publishing, and information technologies. The final decision will
A. Art Museums
B. Science Museums
C. Diffusion Museums (greater emphasis in appeal than in abundance
D. Museums that address and/or are created by marginal groups
VII. JUDGING CRITERIA:
A. Clarity of message.
B. Efficiency in its user focus (usability) as well as its technical,
graphical and organizational focus.
C. Criteria in content inclusion.
D. Appealing to an objective user.
E. Access that allows one to find complementary information.
F. Ease to locate on the web (cataloging, use of metadata, international
G. In line with the UN Millennium Development Goals.
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