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Accession 01-105,  National Museum of American Art, Office of Publications and New Media Initiatives,  Interactive CD ROM Development Records, 1994-1995

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of American Art, Office of Publications and New Media Initiatives
Title: Interactive CD ROM Development Records
Dates: 1994-1995
Quantity: 1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection: Accession 01-105
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These records consist of materials that document the planning and development of an interactive CD ROM by the National Museum of American Art (NMAA) under the leadership of Nina Tovish, New Media Producer and Learn Technologies, Inc. The interactive CD ROM project was based on NMAA's permanent collection and developed as an interactive electronic component to compliment and supplement the new printed permanent collection highlights catalogue. Although it would supplement the printed catalogue, it could also stand alone and function as an "informative virtual exploration of the museum." The goal of the interactive CD ROM project, as stated in the "Functional Specifications" dated 20 December 1994, was to present "a rich portrait of American art in a social and cultural context -- emphasizing NMAA as not only the leading repository of American art in the world, but also as a leading center in the research into and understanding of American Art in such a context." Materials include functional specifications, notes, meeting agendas, correspondence, memoranda, schematics, workflow schedules, images of screen displays, and CD ROM's (11).

Descriptive Entry

These records document the planning and development of an interactive CD ROM by the National Museum of American Art (NMAA) under the leadership of Nina Tovish, New Media Producer and Learn Technologies, Inc.

The interactive CD ROM project was based on NMAA's permanent collection and developed as an interactive electronic component to compliment and supplement the new printed permanent collection highlights catalogue. Although it would supplement the printed catalogue, it could also stand alone and function as an "informative virtual exploration of the museum."

The goal of the interactive CD ROM project, as stated in the "Functional Specifications" dated 20 December 1994, was to present "a rich portrait of American art in a social and cultural context - emphasizing NMAA as not only the leading repository of American art in the world, but also as a leading center in the research into and understanding of American Art in such a context."

Materials include functional specifications, notes, meeting agendas, correspondence, memoranda, schematics, workflow schedules, images of screen displays, and CD ROM's (11).

This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 01-105, National Museum of American Art, Office of Publications and New Media Initiatives, Interactive CD ROM Development Records

Container List

Box 1

NMAA: IC CD ROM - Functional Specifications, 10/18/1994

Box 1 of 1

NMAA: IC CD ROM - Functional Specifications, 12/20/1994

Box 1 of 1

NMAA: IC CD ROM - Functional Specifications, 3/28/1995

Box 1 of 1

NMAA: IC CD ROM - Functional Specifications, 5/12/1995

Box 1 of 1

NMAA: IC CD ROM - Index (DRAFT), 7/10/1995

Box 1 of 1

NMAA: IC CD ROM - Functional Specifications, 7/19/1995

Box 1 of 1

CD ROM Development - Notes (3 notebooks)

Box 1 of 1

Review Meeting, 9/28-30/1994 - Follow-up Questions and Response

Box 1 of 1

Meeting Agenda - NMAA and LIT (Learn Technologies, Inc.), 10/28-30/1994?

Box 1 of 1

Screen Displays and Schematics - Development

Box 1 of 1

Workflow Schedule, 1/18/1995

Box 1 of 1

NMAA: IC CD ROM - Correspondence and Notes (4 folders)

Box 1 of 1

NMAA: IC CD ROM - Image Checklists (2 folders)

Box 1 of 1

CD ROM's

CD ROM - Kiosk 1

Box 1 of 1

CD ROM - Kiosk 2

Box 1 of 1

Landscape Archive - v. 1, 2, 3

Box 1 of 1

No title

Box 1 of 1

NMAA Masters, 10/3/1995

Box 1 of 1

DALLAS 1 - Deliverables, Master files, MacWrite Pro and Translators, Art and Technology script, Category hierarchy, 6/30/1995

Box 1 of 1

DALLAS 3 - Master Files, Spee Stack, Spee Stack Art, Backup

Box 1 of 1

NMAA (2 marked in this way)

Box 1 of 1

Macorld Expo - Pm files, Images

Box 1 of 1

CD ROM Demo

Box 1 of 1