Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Help, Museum Needed: Building a Digital Museum for Lincoln County, Arkansas
by Bennett, Hunter Alane, M.A., University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 2018, 51; 10812452
Abstract (Summary)

Lincoln County, Arkansas, is a small county in the southeastern sector of Arkansas that lacks a museum dedicated to its history. With Lincoln County lacking the funds to purchase/build a physical space that is on-par with current museum standards, a museum building is an impossibility at this point. Yet, the older generations that are full of knowledge about the history of the county are fading away. To preserve past and future history, a new spin on a museum had to be accomplished. The spin was creating a digital museum. This study goes in-depth on the creation of a digital database and museum for Lincoln County using Omeka.net and WordPress.com according to Dublin Core and museum standards. The websites showcase a broad and general history of Lincoln County that will hopefully become a foundation for the creation of a physical museum.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Romney, Charles W.
Commitee: Key, Barclay T., Porter, C. Jess
School: University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Department: History
School Location: United States -- Arkansas
Source: MAI 57/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: American history, Museum studies
Keywords: Arkansas, Digital museum, Lincoln county, Omeka, Wordpress
Publication Number: 10812452
ISBN: 978-0-355-96998-6
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