“Best of Both Worlds: Museums, Libraries, and Archives in the Digital Age” is free for Kindle. Written by Wayne Clough, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, it’s a must read for any art enthusiast and professional, no matter if a tech passionate or not.
In the words of Clough, museums are going digital anyway “to reach the generation of digital natives who bring a huge appetite and aptitude for the digital world”. He describes the journey of the Smithsonian, moving digital 14 million object from 2009. The goal isn’t just producing images of three-dimensional objects, Clough speaks about providing online experiences and accredited e-learning courses, interacting and engaging a generation of digital natives, developing apps such as Leafsnap that allow people to take picture of a tree’s leaf and have it identified in seconds.
75 pages of excellent analysis and it’s free on Amazon. If you don’t use a Kindle, you can download a free pdf version. Mr Clough, we salute you!