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Speaker: Dr. Cary Karp Museum Domain Management Association Project Manager, MUSENIC Project MUSENIC – The Museum Network Information Centre – Europe (IST-2001-33538)

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1 Speaker: Dr. Cary Karp Museum Domain Management Association Project Manager, MUSENIC Project MUSENIC – The Museum Network Information Centre – Europe (IST ) 69th IFLA General Conference, Berlin, 1-9 August 2003 Visibility and Verifiability on the Internet: Top-Level Domains for Memory Institutions MUSENIC

2 A unique identifier on the Internet for the global museum community MUSENIC – The Museum Network Information Centre – Europe (IST )

3 MUSENIC – The Museum Network Information Centre – Europe (IST ) The pilot initiative in establishing an explicitly labelled niche for cultural and scientific heritage in the Domain Name System

4 MUSENIC – The Museum Network Information Centre – Europe (IST ) Q – What are we really talking about? A – Restricted top-level name spaces on the Internet as platforms for clearly bounded communities a museum is ?

5 Joined by.library and.archive? MUSENIC – The Museum Network Information Centre – Europe (IST )

6 MUSENIC – The Museum Network Information Centre – Europe (IST ) The story of the dot A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...

7 MUSENIC – The Museum Network Information Centre – Europe (IST ) What are the benefits of a dedicated name space?. enhanced visibility. verifiable provenance. professional authenticity. contextual framework for global community. future possibilities...

8 MUSENIC – The Museum Network Information Centre – Europe (IST ) ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) Request for Proposals for a second round of new sponsored TLDs currently in preparation

9 . library (or.biblio). archive MUSENIC – The Museum Network Information Centre – Europe (IST )

10 Community initiative must be channeled through organisations such as IFLA, ICOM and the ICA. Formal sponsorship for a TLD can only be delegated to an organisation that is truly and globally representative of its target community. MUSENIC – The Museum Network Information Centre – Europe (IST )

11 Cary Karp Kate Parson MUSENIC – The Museum Network Information Centre – Europe (IST )

12 MUSENIC – The Museum Network Information Centre – Europe (IST )


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