Title:The Virtual Library Museums Pages (VLmp): Whence and Whither?
Authors:Jonathan Bowen
Publication:MW97: Museums and the Web 1997

The Virtual Library museums pages (VLmp) were started as a personal project in 1994, forming part of the Virtual Library distributed information repository initiated by the original inventors of the World Wide Web. The VLmp resource provides a leading directory of online museums and associated resources which has grown exponentially in size and use since its inception. In 1996 the directory was adopted by the International Council of Museums (ICOM), helping to ensure its long-term future. This presentation will provide a brief history of the development and use of VLmp, and consider its possible future directions.