Making Malaysian modern visual arts visible through MyMAOVA

Mohd Safian, Shahnim (2010) Making Malaysian modern visual arts visible through MyMAOVA. In: 3rd International Conference on Libraries, Information and Society (ICoLIS2010), 9 - 10 November 2010, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.

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This study was motivated by reports that indicated even though Malaysian art resources are abundant, access to these information are scattered, incomplete and not easily accessible to students, researchers and people who are less skilled in searching for information. The objective of this study are: (a) to explore the opinions of selected persons in the arts industry about their perceived usefulness of an online archive for Malaysian visual arts resources; (b) to use a matrix to compare three sets of art gallery websites; and (c) to compare the performance of the prototype archive in terms of usability and design with the three sets of art gallery websites in order to gauge the performance of the prototype. The methods used to collate data were interviews with selected art personalities and viewing selected art gallery websites to identify best practices. The Interviews confirmed the prevailing ‘disconnection’ between content existence and content provision on the web. Findings indicate positive receptivity towards a web-based repository. In developing the prototype, a set of ‘best practice’ principles was identified. A customized Attributes Evaluation Checklist based on the Olsina Web-QEM steps was used as a tool to compare the designs of several sets of art repository websites. Findings indicate that the prototype (MyMAOVA) performs well against other similar art-related websites and the digital surrogates would be able to complement original resources presently available nationally and regionally. MyMAOVA would thus afford the public, access to Malaysian art resources at both national and international levels

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Electronics and Computer Science
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2013 03:38
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2013 03:38

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