Sunday, May 13, 2007

Museums in Libya: Call for Help

Dear friends,

At e-artcasting we continue involved in a research to make Libyan museums visible online thanks to digital technologies and social software. Although Libya has fantastic museums, they are suffering from a pitiful lack of online visibility. This is something we want to palliate by using the possibilities of Web 2.0 tools and social collaboration.

Our project addresses two facts. The first one is the lack of information about museums in Libya available on the websites of related institutions, particularly on the AFRICOM’s one. The second fact is the apparent lack of museum websites in Libya. Thus, our final goal is achieving a reference document on Libyan Museums -focused on the specific example of the Jamahiriya Museum at Tripoli- and made it available online for researchers, professionals and people interested in Museums and Libyan Culture.

Till now and thanks to contributors like you we have been able to locate 12 museums on our map of Libya on the photo. Now, we want to polish this information and create an interactive map with all your photos. To achieve it, we need your collaboration.

We would really appreciate if you check in our Museums in Libya wiki the Libyan Museums List. Help us to add any additional information you could know on any museum in the list or about anyone still not in the list.

We also encourage you to share your photos on Libyan museums in our Flickr group, e-artcasting. We need you tagging photos on museums in Libya with, at least, this information,

  • Continent where the museum is
  • Country where the museum is
  • City, Town, or specific location where the museum is
  • Complete name of the museum
  • the tag “Museum”
  • the tag “Art” (in case of Art Museums)
Note that if there is any name composed by two or more words, like “Jamahiriya Museum,” you should write it between quotation marks. In addition to this, you can add all the tags at the same time by writing them, separated by commas, at the moment you drag them from your Organizer to e-artcasting pool. Please note that if not, we should revise them, one-by-one, which is very time-consuming.

If you have any video, article or any other kind of information; you can post them here at Ly-Hub, send it to our account with the tagg "for:e_artcasting" or contact us

Please, help us to spread the word and do not hesitate to make us any question. We are looking forward your collaboration!

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