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Why and how, multimedia - the Japanese situation

TitleWhy and how, multimedia - the Japanese situation
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication1993
AuthorsMizushima, E.
Secondary TitleMuseums and Interactive Multimedia: Selected papers from the second International Conference on Hypermedia and Interactivity in Museums
PublisherArchives & Museum Informatics
Place PublishedCambridge, England
EditorLees, D.
KeywordsICHIM93, Japanese museums, multimedia, new media, survey

A Museum is always looking for a good information-management tool and rarely finding it. A few years ago, Japanese museums were pursuing new media. This term, new media, had a very wide application, but now is not used today. Recent trends in museums places multimedia as a new exhibition in itself because of its freshness and ability to catch the eye. Multimedia use varies from the personal one, e.g. education in schools; to exhibitions in museums and for public information.