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Montréal Museums, the new mobile application that puts 39 of the city’s museums at your fingertips

April 2015

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In 2014, the Board of Montréal Museum Directors (BMMD) launched its new mobile application for iPhone, which gives the user access to the programming of over 140 exhibitions and provides useful visitor information on the 39 museums included in the app.

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Curiator: a new social network devoted to contemporary art

April 2015

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A social network devoted to contemporary art is the latest concept by a couple of engineers, one Belgian and the other Dutch, to be presented to Silicon Valley experts. Curiator is a social platform where artists can show their work.

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With Audio+, MoMA rolls out the first digital transformation of its visitor’s guide

April 2015

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The MoMA Audio+ lets visitors listen to audio commentary on a selection of works in the permanent collection, as well as access, share and save additional content.

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Social Tagging

April 2015

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Social tagging refers to the collective effort to tag metadata. The idea is to leverage a vast network of potential contributors and to make the most of their willingness to devote their free time and knowledge to such worthwhile endeavours.

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Tagging an Image with Metadata

March 2015

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If you have ever combed through a photo album trying to find a specific picture, you know how hard that search can be. It’s the same thing online!

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iBeacons Prototype Delivers Location-specific Content to Mobile Devices

March 2015

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The Canadian Museum of Nature has recently completed a pilot project using iBeacons, an indoor positioning system that is able to track the relative location of a smartphone (or tablet) in a physical space.

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New Free Online Museum Studies Course

March 2015

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University of Leicester, in England, is launching the first MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) in Museum Studies.

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