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.
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)
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)
October 2015: Discussion list software (6 messages); National arts and culture evaluation trial launched – expression of interest (5 messages); Web Audio API (3 messages)
November 2015: Good examples of metadata alongside digitised content? (25 messages); Website redevelopment – what CMS (14 messages); Webquests (9 messages)