The extended MCG community loves to chat! Here’s a month-by-month selection of the most popular topics on the Museums Computer Group’s museum technology discussion list in 2015. It’s based on an unscientific review of post counts and subject lines, but it looks like people in 2015 had opinions on: image metadata, 3D printing, cultural heritage collections online, games and gaming technologies; the web and mobile apps; producing clear project proposals and finding good people to work with. We also see lots of jobs and calls for proposals posted to the list, as well as museum-specific things like box office software and event listings.

January 2015: Is Web Accessibility still a thing? (16 messages); Web accessibility audit providers? (12 messages); Putting a collection online (10 messages)

February 2015: NFC vs QR vs shortcode vs BLE vs….? (28 messages); Presenting Multiple images of objects (18 messages); Text to donate options (8 messages)

March 2015: Examples of websites that showcase small numbers of collection items (9 messages); Connection speeds (7 messages); What reviewers are thinking when read tender proposals – 11 tips for those who write them (7 messages); Royal Collection Online (7 messages)

April 20153D printing and collections (7 messages); Web development opportunity (7 messages); Page turning (6 messages)

May 2015: Update on the development of the Culture Grid & Europeana Aggregation (13 messages); Lightweight microdata stuff for objects? (8 messages)

June 2015: IPTC / EXIF (image metadata, 42 messages); Examples of interactive maps/virtual tours (11 messages)

July 2015: Recommendation of design agencies (8 messages); Video Games Collecting Project at the Museum of London (8 messages); Magento developers (7 messages); Novel cross-collections interface (7 messages)

August 2015: Online services for hosting oral history interviews (4 messages); Terms and Conditions for User-Generated Content (4 messages)

September 2015: What now Flash is dead? (16 messages); Kinect / windows (12 messages); API vs supplier hosting for ticketing (10 messages)

October 2015Discussion list software (6 messages)National arts and culture evaluation trial launched – expression of interest (5 messages); Web Audio API (3 messages)

November 2015Good examples of metadata alongside digitised content? (25 messages)Website redevelopment – what CMS (14 messages)Webquests (9 messages)

December 2015: Non-standard domain suffixes (27 messages); Online museum catalogue design (11 messages); Digital Museum Ethics (10 messages)

If that’s whetted your appetite, you can subscribe to the MCG list via JISCMail and start your own conversations! Follow @ukmcg for regular updates on topics discussed on the list.

Early conference goers at UKMW15, British Museum, October 2015

The conversations started online often continue at our events…