Sharing visitor information among institutions


Alan Wecker, Haifa University, Israel, Tsvi Kuflik, The University of Haifa, Israel

Museums, as cultural heritage sites, have long been a primary showground for the exploration of new technologies. Recent new directions for research in this field, have concerned themselves with 1) expanding the on-site visit with prior and post experiences, primarily at a desktop computer at home, but not necessarily; 2) expanding the visit from a onetime experience to an experience that may repeat itself multiple times over a lifetime, including the reuse of personal information elicited from experience gained onsite (e.g. a user model) for providing personalized experience at multiple sites. How can we reuse information? What are the ethical and privacy concerns? How can we do this practically?

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