NMC Seeks Examples for the NMC Horizon Report: 2011 Museum Edition


The 2011 Horizon.Museum Advisory Board has spoken! Six emerging technology topics have officially been voted into the upcoming NMC Horizon Report: 2011 Museum Edition. But first, we want to hear from you. We are interested in learning about any kind of research, pilot programs, innovative projects, or other work happening at your museum (or ones you know of) in any of the six areas listed below. Download the NMC Horizon Project: 2011 Museum Edition Preview of the topics for more details. Our goal is to help readers understand the potential impact of these technologies and their applications on teaching, learning, or creative inquiry.

Here are the six areas identified for this year’s report:

Time-to-Adoption Horizon:  One Year or Less

  • Mobiles
  • Tablet Computing

Time-to-Adoption Horizon:  Two to Three Years

  • Augmented Reality
  • Electronic Publishing

Time-to-Adoption Horizon:  Four to Five Years

  • Digital Preservation
  • Smart Objects

The Time-to-Adoption Horizon indicates how long the advisory board feels it will be until a significant number of museums are providing or using each of these technologies or approaches broadly. Of course, a number of innovative museums are already working in some of these areas, and those are the very efforts we want to highlight. Of special interest are any activities that have a significant web presence so that a URL might be included in the report.

How to Participate
If you know of examples we could include, please use the brief web form at http://go.nmc.org/horizon-example-project to tell us about them. We ask for a title, a URL, and a one- or two-sentence description; you also will need to select which of the six topics your example falls under. The process takes about two minutes.

We hope to have your examples by Wednesday, October 12, but no matter what, we’d love to hear about what you are doing!  All we really need is a sentence of description and a URL — we’ll do the rest.

Creative Commons flickr photo by Hans S.

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