The results are in! Guest blogger Rachael Cristine Woody’s museum blog posts are always well received, but we noticed appreciation for three in particular, demonstrating readers’ interest in technology and in collaboration between libraries, archives and museums. They’re worthy of a reprise, and just in case there’s anyone out there who missed them the first time… please read on!
Drum roll please! The favorites, in no particular order, are:
“Museums are beginning to experiment with utilizing AR and VR to enhance the experience within the museum, or to deliver the museum to a virtual user.”
”Of the several 3D digitization options that have been explored in the last two decades, two have emerged as leaders in the museum and cultural heritage fields: Photogrammetry and LIDAR scanning. Both options are achievable in a museum setting once equipment costs, setup, and software are evaluated to determine the best fit for the museum.”
“As soon as technology allowed LAMs a way to online-publish collections together, LAMs began working to address their separation. Exploring ways to provide interactive collections regardless of entity is the first step in promoting continued intersections of libraries, archives, and museums.”
We’re giving Think Clearly a well-deserved break over the holidays, but we’ll be back with brand new content beginning on January 7, 2019.
Best wishes for a wonderful holiday season, and a very happy New Year!
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