May 28, 2022

Information Technology: New Media Consortium Releases 2013 Museum Edition of Horizons Report

Some of what’s discussed in this report will be of interest to the librarian and archivist communities.

Note that electronic publishing and preservation/conservation technologies made the final list of emerging technologies.

From the New Media Consortium:

The NMC Horizon Report > 2013 Museum Edition is a co-production with the Marcus Institute for Digital Education in the Arts (MIDEA), and examines six emerging technologies for their potential impact on and use in education and interpretation within the museum environment.

Six Emerging Technologies: 2013 Museum Edition of Horizons Report

1. BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)
2. Crowdsourcing
3. Electronic Publishing
4. Location-Based Services
5. Natural User Interfaces
6. Preservation and Conservation Technologies

Direct to Full Text Report (44 pages; PDF)

Direct to Preview/Summary Version (9 pages; PDF)

Direct to Complete Short List (What Didn’t Make the Final Cut)
18 pages; PDF.

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.