Digital definitions for small museums


 

Summary

This fact sheet contains easy to understand definitions used in the world of digital technologies. Terminology is grouped under the subheadings of the basics, the internet, equipment, collection related, media and social media.

Over 30 terms are explained – what a url is, jpgs and other file formats, and equipment definitions of router, modem and tablet.

Google and search engines are explained and clear definitions about operating systems, browsers and servers are provided.

The information is targeted to those working in small museums without IT departments or specialists on staff. The aim is to familiarise staff and volunteers with the terminology enabling them to confidently ask, buy and consider proposals about collection digitalisation and computer cataloguing.