The New Media Consortium (NMC) produced the NMC Horizon Report > 2013 Museum Edition, which is being released in a special session at MCN 2013.
|NMC Horizon Report > 2013 Museum Edition (PDF)|
This fourth edition in the annual museum series of the NMC Horizon Report examines emerging technologies for their potential impact on and use in museum education and interpretation. The report is made possible through the support of the Marcus Institute for Digital Education in the Arts (MIDEA).
Six emerging technologies are identified across three adoption horizons over the next one to five years, as well as key trends and significant challenges expected to continue over the same period, giving museum professionals and boards of trustees a valuable guide for strategic technology planning.
The NMC Horizon Report > 2013 Museum Edition recognizes BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) and crowdsourcing as technology topics expected to enter mainstream use in the first horizon of one year or less. Electronic publishing and location-based services are seen in the second horizon of two to three years; and natural user interfaces and preservation and conservation technologies emerged in the third horizon of four to five years.
The NMC Horizon Report > 2013 Museum Edition is available online, free of charge, and published under a Creative Commons license to facilitate its widespread use, easy duplication, and broad distribution.
Source: NMC (New Media Consortium)