The Wired Museum
A ground-breaking analysis of the impact of the then three-year old World Wide Web, The Wired Museum (1997) offered prescient predictions about the future of digital technology on the museum profession. Innovations in the Internet, the Web, and related applications had begun to affect the way we received and transmitted information of all kinds. The Wired Museum set about forecasting how these new technologies would affect museums' missions, operations, and even definitions. With chapters on online networks, digitization of collections, cultural intellectual property, public access, finance, management, and more, experts in the fields of museums and communications offer their analyses of the emerging information technology and the opportunities and challenges these changes present for museums.