The dramatic rise in mobile and handheld technology use in day-to-day life is affecting the way museums deliver their programs and services.
CHIN’s current feature through our Professional Exchange offers you a selection of tip sheets, videos, industry scans and articles on mobile technologies and how we as museums can take advantage of the opportunities that they offer.
Our mobile toolkit also offers an opportunity to learn more about the what, why and who of location-based services, Near Field Communication (NFC), and augmented reality. From the Canadian perspective, recent location-based services projects such as the Vancouver Police Museum on foursquare, the Montreal Museums app, and the artwork tour created by the Vancouver Biennale are highlighted. We would also like to bring special attention to our in-depth “QR Code How-To Guide”, produced in partnership with the Association of Nova-Scotia Museums (ANSM).
For an overview of mobile technology applications such as Quick Response Codes (“QR Codes”), augmented reality, and Radio Frequency Identification (“RFID”), we invite you to watch our series of video presentations by Professor Éric Langlois of the Université du Québec en Outaouais. Professor Langlois has been active in cybermuseological projects and research throughout the last ten years.