Infuse LAARC catalogue with your inspirationsSeptember 16, 2009 Archaeology, LAARC, Websites
You may be aware that Museum of London holds a catalogue of summary information on over 7500 sites and projects that have taken place in Greater London over the past 100 years!
This information is managed by the Museums’ London Archaeological Archive and Research Centre (LAARC). Just in case, you don’t know where it is, the catalogue is part of the Museums website and can be found at www.museumoflondon.org.uk/laarc/catalogue.
The web site is aimed at delivering the LAARC’s vast and invaluable data resources on London Archaeology to researchers and to the public at large.It was launched in 2000 and as we are fast approaching 2010 we believe after nearly a decade, it could do with some improvement. Ideas have been brewing for some time on how to infuse life into the LAARC online catalogue. Our vision for redevelopment of LAARC web resource is greatly inspired by the new generation Web 2.0 and cloud computing technologies for data mining and information exchange. However, ultimately our goal is to deliver to the users of LAARC a web tool that is beneficial for your investigative zest and that would help foster your interest in London archaeology.Your views are important to us and will help us greatly to move the project forward in the right direction.
We will appreciate very much if you let us know:
- Is the LAARC online catalogue a useful data resource?
- What can we do to make it more useful and interesting?
- What do you like/dislike about the current web site?
- What content, data, display, navigation or features are the most desirable to you?
- What would make the LAARC web resource more attractive to you?
I very much look forward to hearing from you. Please post your answers or comments in the comments box below, or email us at email@example.com.
Julia Fernee, Museum of London Web Development