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Title: Development of the Virtual Visitor Center at SLAC

Abstract

The Virtual Visitor Center (VVC) web site (www2.slac.stanford.edu/vvc) is a ''virtual'' version of the Visitor Center, a mini science museum that opened at SLAC in 1996. The VVC was made public in December 1998. Both centers contribute to SLAC mission regarding education of the next generation and increasing scientific awareness of the public. The site is designed to mimic the real visitor center and allow a larger audience to the information. The intent was to reach the 8th-12th grade audience. Considerable effort was made to organize the content, including color-coding graphical elements for each main topic area. Tables of contents, a search tool, several photo tours, as well as graphical and non-graphical menu bars allow users many methods of navigating the site. The site was developed over almost two years using an estimated .95 FTE, split between a program manager, graphic designer, content provider (theoretical physicist), and a summer intern (high school teacher). As of November 1999, the site consists of 1,147 files, 935 images, 3,080 internal hyperlinks, and 190 external hyperlinks. The site has had over 1 million hits between January and mid-October 1999 and averages about 600 page views each day. Future plans include bringing the web sitemore » into compliance with the W3Cs Web Content Accessibility guidelines, thoroughly integrating the glossary terms, continued incorporation of current research at SLAC, and adding more interactivity.« less

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Menlo Park, CA (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Research (ER) (US)
OSTI Identifier:
15084
Report Number(s):
SLAC-PUB-8098
TRN: US0204482
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-76SF00515
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 17 Nov 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; STANFORD LINEAR ACCELERATOR CENTER; EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES; PUBLIC INFORMATION; RECOMMENDATIONS; INTERNET; INFORMATION DISSEMINATION

Citation Formats

McDunn, Ruth. Development of the Virtual Visitor Center at SLAC. United States: N. p., 1999. Web. doi:10.2172/15084.
McDunn, Ruth. Development of the Virtual Visitor Center at SLAC. United States. doi:10.2172/15084.
McDunn, Ruth. Wed . "Development of the Virtual Visitor Center at SLAC". United States. doi:10.2172/15084. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/15084.
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title = {Development of the Virtual Visitor Center at SLAC},
author = {McDunn, Ruth},
abstractNote = {The Virtual Visitor Center (VVC) web site (www2.slac.stanford.edu/vvc) is a ''virtual'' version of the Visitor Center, a mini science museum that opened at SLAC in 1996. The VVC was made public in December 1998. Both centers contribute to SLAC mission regarding education of the next generation and increasing scientific awareness of the public. The site is designed to mimic the real visitor center and allow a larger audience to the information. The intent was to reach the 8th-12th grade audience. Considerable effort was made to organize the content, including color-coding graphical elements for each main topic area. Tables of contents, a search tool, several photo tours, as well as graphical and non-graphical menu bars allow users many methods of navigating the site. The site was developed over almost two years using an estimated .95 FTE, split between a program manager, graphic designer, content provider (theoretical physicist), and a summer intern (high school teacher). As of November 1999, the site consists of 1,147 files, 935 images, 3,080 internal hyperlinks, and 190 external hyperlinks. The site has had over 1 million hits between January and mid-October 1999 and averages about 600 page views each day. Future plans include bringing the web site into compliance with the W3Cs Web Content Accessibility guidelines, thoroughly integrating the glossary terms, continued incorporation of current research at SLAC, and adding more interactivity.},
doi = {10.2172/15084},
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place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {11}
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