May 27, 2022

Now Online: NMC Horizon Report: 2011 Museum Edition

Title: NMC Horizon Report: 2011 Museum Edition
Source: New Media Consortium

The NMC Horizon Report: 2011 Museum Edition, is a coproduction with the Marcus Institute for Digital Education in the Arts (MIDEA), and examines emerging technologies for their potential impact on and use in education and interpretation within the museum environment. The international composition of the advisory board reflects the care with which a global perspective for the report was assembled. While there are many local factors affecting the adoption and use of emerging technologies in museums, there are also issues that transcend regional boundaries and questions we all face. It was with this in mind that the report was created.

This year’s NMC Horizon Report identifies tablet computing and mobile apps as technologies expected to garner mainstream adoption in the near-term horizon of one year or less. Augmented reality and electronic publishing make up the mid-term horizon of two to three years, while digital preservation and smart objects round out the far-term horizon of four to five years.

The report runs 40 pages (PDF) and is free to download. You will need a free New Media Consortium account that takes just a few seconds get up and running.

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