After several months of intense and exciting work, the project “Museums in Libya 2.0” is already available on the Internet.
lamusediffuse proposes the use of Social Web tools for the inclusion of non-dominant cultural expressions in the scopes of culture diffusion on the Internet. Accordingly with this objective, the project “Museums in Libya 2.0” is focused on two starting facts, the first is the lack of information about Libyan museums available in the website of the International Council of African Museums (AFRICOM) and the second is the apparent lack of museum websites in this country. As a consequence of this, the objective of our project has been overcoming both realities through the following actions,
- Overcoming the gaps of Web 1.0 by using a methodology based on Web 2.0 tools as a flexible, interactive and participative alternative option of information exchange,
- Proving Social Web academic usefulness and its tools as a valid and effective research tool,
- Palliating the lack of contents on Libyan museums on AFRICOM website by compiling, contrasting and structuring the information available on the Internet about the subject,
- Elaborating a reference map where gathering and locating the museums of Libya,
- Raising awareness about the online institutional forgetfulness situation of Libyan Museums at the present time in comparison with others in the rest of the world,
- Creating a methodological model for small museums and museums of developing countries or under conflict situations, reasonable in economic and maintenance terms,
- Encouraging museum professionals to Web 2.0 tools use as an economic, simple and effective solution to overcome any lack of computer science personnel or tools and digital technology,
- Emphasizing the importance and role of the Jamahiriya Museum of Tripoli and improving its online visibility for both international and local audiences,
- Finally, creating a reference document on the Libyan museums that will be published under a Creative Commons license of attribution and for noncommercial use,
From now on you can enjoy the wonderful Libyan museums strolling through the interactive map, where you will find information on each museum provided by our collaborators and Social Web users. Do not forget also consulting our wiki and updating it with new data. Besides, you can collaborate sharing your photos of Libyan museums including them in our group in Flickr, e-artcasting.
At this moment I leave you with the presentation we have made to present the project on next July 11 at the Medialab of Madrid (Spain,) within the Inclusiva.net encounter: New Art Dynamics in Web 2 mode. Besides, you can consult the references of the project in lamusediffuse’s del.icio.us account. We hope meeting some of you there!
These last days I have been very busy trying to find information about museums in Libya to ellaborate a map of museums in that country.
Unfortunately, the International Council of African Museums (AFRICOM) is not including in its website information about Libyan Museums. However, they are wonderful institutions which specifically need of more visibility to be recognized as they should be in the international landscape. That is the reason why after an intense search in the Social Web, I have elaborated this map which gathers and places all museums we are aware of.
Now, thanks to the Web 2.0 tools, it is my pleasure to share this map of Libyan Museums. Do not forget to check e-artcasting Photoproject and add your comments and tags to the image.
Images: lamusediffuse: Map of Museums in Libya, 2006