- Lottie Hedley, Material Culture, Pro Photo AWMM Collection Imaging at the Auckland War Memorial Museum. Article in Pro Photographer, April 2016
Andrew Simpson, Gina Hammond and Jaye McKenzie-Clark, Museum literacy that is virtually engaging, University Museums and Collections Journal 12/2013. 3D laser scanning project at Macquarie University creating a ‘virtual museum’ to enable distance students to experiment with curatorial approaches by working with virtual objects in virtual spaces.
- Meeting of Cultural Ministers, Digital Technologies Working Group Reports released June 2015
MCM Digital Technologies Working Group stage 1 report overview june 2015
MCM Digital Technologies Working Group stage 1 report attach 2 projects june 2015
MCM Digital Technologies Working Group stage 1 report attachment 1 survery report june 2015
- UNESCO, Keystones to foster inclusive Knowledge Societies – Access to information and knowledge, Freedom of Expression, Privacy, and Ethics on a Global Internet, Paris 2015
- Shelley Mannion, The British Museum, UK, Amalia Sabiescu, Centre for Dance Research, Coventry University, United Kingdom, William Robinson, British Museum, United Kingdom, An audio state of mind: understanding behaviour around audio guides and visitor media, Museums and the Web 2015 Conference, Chicago, IL
- Link, Link, Share: How cultural institutions are embracing digital technology Wyncote Foundation, Philadelphia, December 2014. A report and accompanying website describing the distinctive leadership and organizational capacities required to successfully embrace digital media in your institution’s work.
- Queensland Collections, Access and Digitisation Survey 2013 Results of 2013 survey undertaken as part of the Distributed Collection of Queensland Memory initiative and the Digital Library project to provide an overview of digitisation of collections in libraries, small museums, history groups and similar organisations.
- G.Wayne Clough, ‘Best of Both Worlds: Museums, Libraries and Archives in a Digital Age’, Smithsonian Institution, 2013. Outlines the Smithsonian’s changing use of digital technology in its museums and particularly in relation to programs bridging inequality gaps.
- Australian Centre for Broadband Innovation (ACBI), CSIRO and the Smart Services CRC, Innovation Study Challenges and Opportunities for Australia’s Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums, September 2014. Provides review of technical and digital innovation in the GLAM sector in Australia and advises that Australia’s cultural institutions risk losing their relevance if they don’t increase their use of digital technologies and services. The report outlines a range of recommendations to ensure that the collecting sector takes full advantage of digital technology.
- NEMO, Museums in the Digital Age: Museums and the Development of Active Citizenship, NEMO 21st Annual Conference Documentation, Bucharest, Romania, November 2013, published March 2014. Includes: ‘Where do museums stand in the digital age?’; ‘Successful museums in the modern world’; ‘Mobile museums: where things stand’; ‘Legal aspects of digitising’; ‘Museums and Europeana’; ‘Museums going digital: a look at Finland’ as well as papers about museums and citizenship and the EU cultural strategy’.
- Sarah Kenderdine (UNSW Australia/Hong Kong) and Timothy Hart (Museum Victoria), ‘mARChive: Sculpting Museum Victoria’s Collections’, MW2014: Museums and the Web 2014, annual conference of Museums and the Web, April 2-5 2014, Baltimore, MD, USA. mARChive is a new interface to the Museum Victoria’s collections that allows for interactive access to eighty thousand collection records as a situated experience—inside a 360-degree three-dimensional exhibition display screen. This paper describes the theoretical rationale and the collaborative and design process undertaken to create mARChive.
See also video ‘How will Museums of the future look?: Sarah Kenderdine at TEDXGateway 2013‘.
- Natasha Stroeker and Rene Vogels, Panteia (NL) Survey Report on Digitisation in European Cultural Heritage Institutions on behalf of the ENUMERATE Thenatic Network, January 2014
- Blending old and new: museums of the future: Nick Poole of the Collections Trust reflects in a short film about how digital is shaping museums, and why. He says that the idea of the ‘object in the glass case’ and museum jobs divided by digital, outreach and curatorial will gradually metamorphose in the face of a generation whose whole approach is interactive. He argues that the industries whose business models are suffering the most at the moment – like publishing and newspapers – are those built on the idea of inequality of access, in a world where information is increasingly to hand. He says that the museum sector is not necessarily resistant to changing its ‘150 year old model’ , but waiting, like many other organisations, to see what financially viable new models will emerge. He argues though that the sector will end up ‘giving users the tools to construct their own experience’ rather than presenting a single narrative which they must accept. Summary from NMDC UK Newsletter Jan 2014. See also Collections Link.
- Jasper Visser/Jim Richardson, Digital Engagement in Culture, Heritage and the Arts, How to structure your thinking about digital engagement.
- Digital R&D Fund for the Arts, Digital Culture: How arts and cultural organisations in England use technology, Arts Council of England. 2013 Includes sections on maximising the impact of digital technologies and barriers and enablers to digital technology.
- Josef Hargraves, Museums in the Digital Age Arup Oct. 2013. The report highlights a number of key trends that will continue to have a significant impact on the user experience and design of future museums.
- ‘Twitter Reaction to Events Often at Odds with Overall Public Opinion’ (Pew Research Center, March 4 2013) has confirmed that those who tweet are generally from a small, left-leaning and progressive corner of the population and are not representative of wider public opinion.