Author(s): Institute of Museum and Library Services
Date of Publication: Sep 30, 2003

How do museums and libraries assess the needs of their users in relation to the digital products and services they are developing? What can institutions do to determine whether or not they have successfully met users needs? To answer these questions, IMLS commissioned a study of the needs-assessment practices used in digitization projects funded through National Leadership Grants (NLG) and grants to State Library Administrative Agencies (SLAAs) over a three-year period (Federal fiscal years 1998, 1999, and 2000).

Author(s): Aldridge, Julie
Date of Publication: Sep 30, 2003

This report is a culmination of our research and provides insights into how to develop your website to increase revenue, decrease costs, and maximise return on investment. Arts organisations should consider using this data to set realistic objectives and track progress overtime. The options of what to analyse were endless.

Author(s): Welch, Nancy; Taylor, Suzanne; Valdivia, Walter; Gober, Patricia , Ph.D.; Walth, Dwight, D.M.A; Dallett, Nancy, Editors
Date of Publication: Aug 31, 2003

This report provides statistical data and analysis of resources and challenges impacting the arts and cultural sector in Maricopa County, Arizona along with comparative data of nine other benchmark regions to aid in understanding characteristics that affect arts and culture.

Author(s): The Gilbert Center
Date of Publication: Jun 30, 2003

Nonprofit organizations have focused on websites as their primary strategy for online fundraising. They were dismissing the importance of email to their organization's success. However, the emphasis may be changing. To support this shift, this report was published to provide valuable information to nonprofits on email management.

Author(s): Forster, Jeffrey J.
Date of Publication: Jun 02, 2003

In fall 2002, the Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management (Bayer Center) conducted a survey to find out how nonprofit organizations in western Pennsylvania use technology to accomplish their missions.

Author(s): Adelstein, Jonathan S.
Date of Publication: May 20, 2003

This paper reflect the remarks made by FCC Commissioner Jonathan S. Adelstein Before The Media Institute on May 20, 2003.

Author(s): Vaidhyanathan, Siva
Date of Publication: Mar 31, 2003

In Copyrights and Copywrongs, the author tracks the history of American copyright law and also argues persuasively that current American copyright law hinders cultural production which contributes to the poverty of civic culture.

Author(s): Carr, Eugene
Date of Publication: Mar 31, 2003

The growth of the internet and internet users has brought about innovative and productive arts marketing strategies. Wired for Culture features information about one approach, e-mail marketing which provides a cost-effective way for arts organizations to reach their patrons.

Author(s): National Research Council of the National Academies
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 2002

A new domain is emerging: information technology and creative practices, or ITCP. This alliance between technology and art/design may yield much in the ways of social and economic good, and should be invested in.

Author(s): Coffman, Suzanne E.
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 2002

Based on data collected from survey responses provided by nonprofit organizations and individual donors, this article reports on the significance of the internet in making a connection between these two groups.