Museums and the Web

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Shifting the Limits - How to go beyond one-way guiding in Museums with Fluxguide & "visitor-generated content“ on-the-spot

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Digital Guide
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audio guide
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adaptive museum guides
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social media
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participation
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technology-based guiding
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Technology-based guiding in museums still lags behind its potential. This is not because there are no efforts towards new mobile technology. In contrary, plenty of "iPod touches" and similar devices populate exhibition spaces around the world.

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Exhibitor Briefing - discuss your product. Confirmed Exhibitors only
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Launching the MFA Multimedia Guide: Lessons Learned

Jenna Fleming, Phil Getchell and Jesse Kochis, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA

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In this paper, we share lessons learned from the MFA's transition from audio guide to multimedia guide in the fall of 2010. Learnings include prototyping and evaluation; device and equipment selection; content production and content management; and operational considerations.

Keywords: mobile, iPod, audio guide, content, multimedia