Lesley Langa

Doctoral Candidate
University of Maryland
USA

I work in museum informatics research. I prefer to construct projects where I can measure the qualitative impact on museum visitors because I have a cultural policy bent. A few projects that I have completed that combine these interests are: 1) a survey of museum website domains and the decisions behind choosing .museum or .org; 2) a study of the technology tools or resources that help children with autism experience the museum setting; 3) a pilot study of museum website accessibility; 4) a theory of information access and the role participation plays in it, and; 5) a deep dive into measuring engagement on Twitter between museums and their online users.