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Handheld technology in museums

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 08 Oct 2009

What are museums doing about handheld guides?

Just came across this email about an international survey on Handheld Guides: Their use, challenges and the future.

This survey explores why the museum community uses/is interested in mobile interpretation and the medium's future. The survey was developed by Loic Tallon and Learning Times and further information can be found here.

We did a study on handheld technologies several years ago. While the report is old I still get requests for it so have attached the pdf document on the right-hand side of this page.

There was also a discussion about the future of the audio tour on Museum 3.0 - the social network for museum professionals that may be of interest.

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Lynda Kelly - 8.10 AM, 09 October 2009
Here's a report on use of mobile technologies (via Janet): http://econsultancy.com/blog/4716-mobile-internet-stats-round-up-2

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