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Paper 111_elpub2011:
Always On: Museums in the Mobile Communication Era

id 111_elpub2011
authors Calvi, Licia; Cassella, Maria
year 2011
title Always On: Museums in the Mobile Communication Era
source ELPUB2011. Digital Publishing and Mobile Technologies, 15th International Conference on Electronic Publishing 22-24 June 2011, Istanbul, Turkey/ Edited by: Yasar Tonta, Umut Al, Phyllis Lepon Erdo_an and Ana Alice Baptista. ISBN 978-975-491-320-0, pp. 62-70
summary The paper investigates the use of mobile tools by museums in order to provide mobile access to their permanent collections and special exhibitions. In fact, it deals with the wider topic of how museums tackle the complex issue of communicating with their present and potential audience using modern (i.e., mobile in this case) technologies. The paper presents and discusses the results of a survey that was proposed to Dutch and Flemish museums mainly dealing with modern and contemporary art or with science and technology. We tried to derive some trends and best practices in order to identify a good way to provide an engaging (mobile) experience to museum visitors. These results, although not always stirring in terms of answer percentages and of what most museums seem to be doing with new media, do show a clear interest towards mobile technologies and openness to innovation in the Dutch cultural sector.
keywords Mobile access to digital cultural heritage; mobile museums; mobile user experience
series ELPUB:2011
type normal paper
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