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The full audio from the conference is now available to download from the Tate Events podcast here:



Apple iPhone/iPod Touch Web Developer Page - The official source for developing web based interactives.

Apple iPhone/iPod Touch SDK Developer Page - The official source for developing native applications for both devices

Brian Rieger - A Pragmatic Look at Mobile Design

MuseumPods - Directory for museum podcasting

MCN Project Registry - Current museum technology projects

Getty Handheld Evaluation - 2005

Getty Audio Player Evaluation - 2007

OPML Search for "museum podcast"

Global Museum's Podcast Directory

Exploratorium's Electronic Guidebook Research Project, reports from 2001 & 2005

Parc (Palo Alto Research Center) Sotto Voce electronic guidebooks project

Sydney Sidetracks & blog post by Seb Chan of Powerhouse Museum, content partners in the project

Tate Modern's Multimedia Tours

FutureLab - Mobile phone/handheld resources and information

Create-A-Scape - Information and tools for making an outdoor mediascape which can be GPS enabled

Mscape - Download this GPS software from Mobile Bristol

X-On - UK based audio mobile phone tour provider

b.TWEEN - Cross-platform conference and creative forum




Handheld Conference Online from Learning Times now coming in April 2009


DEN: Digital Heritage Netherlands Conference, "Let's Go Outside", Dec 9-10, 2009, Rotterdam, The Netherlands


Museums & the Web, April 15-18, 2009, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA


WebWise, Feb 26-27, 2009, Washington DC




AAM, April 30 - May 4, Philadelphia


Rutgers Conference, April 26-27, 2010, "Museums, Mobile Devices and Social Media" http://cmcs.rutgers.edu/events/2010/MMDSM.html





iPhoneWebDev - Google Group dedicated to creating Web Apps

ARCHIE project - mobile games for kids; Schroyen, J., et al., The Design of Context-Specific Educational Mobile Games. In J. Trant and D. Bearman (eds). Museums and the Web 2009: Proceedings. Toronto: Archives & Museum Informatics. Published March 31, 2009. Consulted April 11, 2009. 




IUI - iPhone User Interface developed by Joe Hewitt's for Facebook's  iPhone Web Application.

     Demo - http://www.joehewitt.com/iui/samples/music.html (on iPhone/iPod Touch or Safari only).


WebApp - Framework for creating iPhone type web applications.

     Demo -http://webapp.net.free.fr/Demo/Index.html (on iPhone/iPod Touch or Safari only).


iPhone-Universal - CSS and HTML Framework for developing Web Apps for iPhone and iPod Touch.

     Demo - http://www.minid.net/iphone/ (on iPhone/iPod Touch or Safari only).


Developer Adam Shackelford has developed a free scalable iPhone app released by @brooklynmuseum http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/community/blogosphere/bloggers/2009/04/17/brooklyn-museum-api-the-iphone-app/




Aoki, P.M., Grinter, R.E., et al. (2002) Sotto Voce: Exploring the Interplay of Conversation and Mobile Audio Spaces. Proceedings of CHI 2002, ACM Press, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 431-438


Beazley, I. (2007) Spectacular success of web based, interactive learning. In Museums and the Web 2007 Proceedings. ed. by Jennifer Trant and David Bearman. Toronto, Archives and Museum Informatics, 2007, retrieved 11/05/2007.


Bressler, D. (2006) Mobile phones: A new way to engage teenagers in informal science learning. Museums and the Web, 2006.


Chan, Seb. "QR codes in the museum - problems and opportunities with extended object labels". 


Dowden, R. (2007) Art on Call at the Walker Art Center. In McLean, K. and W. Pollock (Eds.) Visitor Voices in Museum Exhibitions. Washington, DC: ASTC, 2007.


Filippini-Fantoni, S. and Bowen, J. (2007) Bookmarking in museums: extending the museum experience beyond the visit?  Museums and the Web April 2007 San Francisco CA. Archive and Museum Informatics.


Gammon, B. and Burch, A. (2008) Designing mobile digital technology for museum visitors. In Tallon and Walker (Eds.) Digital Dialogues: Personal technologies and the museum.  Alta Mira Press.


Haley Goldman, K. (2007) Cell phones and exhibitions 2.0: Moving beyond the pilot stage. Museums and the Web. http://www.archimuse.com/mw2007/papers/haleyGoldman/haleyGoldman.html


Halloran, J., Hornecker, E., Fitzpatrick, G., Millard, D. and Weal, M. (2005) The Chawton House experience: Augmenting the grounds of a historic manor house. Proceedings of the Int'l Workshop 'Re-thinking technology in museums: Towards a new understanding of people's experience in museums.' Interaction Design Centre, University of Limerick, IE, 29-30 June 2005.


Hsi, S. (2008) Designing Handhelds and RFID to Augment and Extend Learning in Museums. In Tallon, L. and Walker, K. (Eds.) Digital Dialogues: Personal Technologies and the Museum Experience. Alta Mira Press


Hsi, S. (2003) A study of user experiences mediated by nomadic web content in a museum. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning 19 no. 3 (2003) 308-319


Hsi, S. and Fait, H. (2005) RFID enhances visitors' museum experience at the Exploratorium.  Communications of the ACM 48(9):60-65.


Hunter-Tilney, L. (2006) No wonder: Tate modern's new multimedia guide has disturbing echoes of HAL, the supercomputer in 2001. FT Magazine, June 3-4.


Laurillard, D. (2007) Pedagogical forms for mobile learning: Framing research questions. In Pachler, N. (Ed.) Mobile Learning: Towards a Research Agenda. London: WLE Centre, IoE.


The Blanton ITour - An Interactive Handheld Museum Guide Experiment - http://www.archimuse.com/mw2004/papers/manning/manning.html


Mulholland, P., Collins, T. and Zdrahal, Z. (2005) Bletchley Park Text: Using mobile and semantic web technologies to support the post-visit use of online museum resources, in Journal of Interactive Media in Education, Dec. 2005. Retrieved 11/05/07 at http://www-jime.open.ac.uk/2005/21/


Orlando, D., i-muse™ Interactive Museum: The Case Of An Innovative Video Guide System , in International Cultural Heritage Informatics Meeting (ICHIM07): Proceedings CD-ROM, J. Trant and D. Bearman (eds). Toronto: Archives & Museum Informatics. 2007. Also available at http://www.archimuse.com/ichim07/papers/orlando/orlando.html


Papadimitriou, I., N. Tselios and V. Komis (2007) Analysis of an informal learning activity based on activity theory. In MIL-RM, IoE WLE.


Hand-Held Heritage: The Development Of Mobile Applications By The Royal Commission On The Ancient And Historical Monuments Of Wales - http://www.archimuse.com/mw2008/papers/pert/pert.html


Pierroux, P. (2006a) Museum learning and Gidder. NODEM 06.


Pierroux, P., L. Bannon, V. Kaptelinin, T. Hall and K. Walker. (2007) A Framework for Designing for Visitors' Augmented Activities in Museums. ICHIM 07, Toronto, CN, 24-26 Oct 2007.


Proctor, N. (2008), Outside in the Agora: Mobile Interpretation and Socratic Dialogue in the Networked Museum, in proceedings of Digitaal Erfgoed Nederland (DEN) Conference, Rotterdam, Dec 9-10, 2008.

(website changed recently which caused this movie file to stop working. Here's a direct link to the file (90mb) http://www.digitaalallemaal.nl/wp-content/video/proctor.flv )


Proctor, N. (2007b),  User-Generated Content (UGC): The (Re)birth of the Visitor as Author of the Museum Experience TFAMProctorUGC16Oct07.pdf, in proceedings of Taipei Fine Arts Museum 2007 International Symposium on Art Museum Education: The Application of Digital Technologies in Art Museum Education, Taipei, December 2007.



Proctor, N. (2007a), When In Roam: Visitor Response To Phone Tour Pilots In The US And Europe. In J. Trant and D. Bearman (eds). Museums and the Web 2007: Proceedings. Toronto: Archives & Museum Informatics, published March 31, 2007 at http://www.archimuse.com/mw2007/papers/proctor/proctor.html


Proctor, N. (2005), Providing Deaf and Hard-Of-Hearing Visitors With On-Demand, Independent Access To Museum Information and Interpretation Through Handheld Computers, in J. Trant and D. Bearman (eds.). Museums and the Web 2005: Proceedings, Toronto: Archives & Museum Informatics, published March 31, 2005 at http://www.archimuse.com/mw2005/papers/proctor/proctor.html


Proctor, N. (2005), Off Base or On Target? Pros and Cons of Wireless and Location-Aware Applications in the Museum in Xavier Perrot, ed., Cultural Heritage Informatics 2005: selected papers from ichim05, Paris, published 2005 at http://www.archimuse.com/publishing/ichim05/Proctor.pdf


Proctor, N. and Tellis, C. (2003), The State of the Art in Handhelds in 2003, , in J. Trant and D. Bearman (eds.). Museums and the Web 2003: Proceedings, Toronto: Archives & Museum Informatics, published 2003 at http://www.archimuse.com/mw2003/papers/proctor/proctor.html


Puig, V. and Sirven, X. Lignes De Temps : Involving cinema exhibition visitors in mobile and on-line film annotation.  Museums and the Web 2007 http://www.archimuse.com/mw2007/papers/puig/puig.html


Reynolds, R. and Speight, C. ‘IGuides from Streetaccess: developing handheld learning guides’, presentation, European League of Institutes of the Arts (ELIA) conference, University of Brighton, July 2007.


Rudman, P., G. N. Vavoula, Mike Sharples, P. Lonsdale, J. Meek (2008) Mobile Contexts: Media on the Move.  In Tallon, L. and Walker, K. (Eds.) Digital Dialogues: Personal Technologies and the Museum Experience. Alta Mira Press.


Samis P. and Pau S. (2006) ‘Artcasting’ at SFMOMA: First-Year Lessons, Future Challenges for Museum Podcasters. Museums and the Web. http://www.archimuse.com/mw2006/papers/samis/samis.html


Samis, P. (2007) Gaining traction on the vaseline: Visitor response to a multi-track interpretation design for Matthew Barney: Drawing Restraint. Museums and the Web.



Semper, R. and Spasojevic, M.  The  Electronic  Guidebook:  Using Portable Devices and a Wireless Web-based Network to Extend the Museum Experience. in Museums and the web, Archives and museum infomatics, 2002. http://www.archimuse.com/mw2002/papers/semper/semper.html


Smith, J.K. and Tinio, P.P.L. (2008) Audio augmentation of museum visits: Talking the walk. In Tallon and Walker (Eds.) Digital Dialogues: Personal Technologies in the Museum. Alta Mira Press.


Tallon, L. (2006) On audio tours: An unknown quantity.  Engage 17.


Thom-Santelli, J., Toma, C., Boehner, K. and Gay, G. (2005) Beyond just the facts: Museum detective guides. Proceedings of the Int'l Workshop 'Re-thinking technology in museums: Towards a new understanding of people's experience in museums.' Interaction Design Centre, University of Limerick, IE, 29-30 June 2005.


Tate Modern & Antenna Audio (2003), Key Findings from Tate Modern's Multimedia Tour Pilots, 2002-3, London, 2003.


Walker, K. (2007) Visitor-constructed personalized learning trails. Museums & the Web conference, San Francisco, 11-14 April 2007.


Multimedia Tour Programme At Tate Modern - http://www.archimuse.com/mw2004/papers/wilson/wilson.html


Springer, Julie; White, Paula. Video iPods and Art Education, Museums on the Web, San Francisco, California, April 11-14, 2007; http://www.archimuse.com/mw2007/papers/springer/springer.html


Van Loon, Heleen; Gabriëls, Kris; Luyten, Kris; Teunkens, Daniel; Robert, Karel; Coninx, Karin; Manshoven, Elke. Supporting Social Interaction: A Collaborative Trading Game On PDA, Museums on the Web, San Francisco, California, April 11-14, 2007; http://www.archimuse.com/mw2007/papers/vanLoon/vanLoon.html


Katz, Shahar; Kahanov, Yaacov; Kashtan, Nadav; Kuflik, Tsvi; Graziola, Ilenia; Rocchi, Cesare; Stock, Oliviero; Zancanaro, Massimo. Preparing Personalized Multimedia Presentations for a Mobile Museum Visitors' Guide - a Methodological Approach, Museums on the Web, Albuquerque, New Mexico, March 22-25, 2006; http://www.archimuse.com/mw2006/papers/katz/katz.html


Silveira, Milene; Pinho, Marcia; Gonella Adriano; Herrmann, Melina; Calvetti, Patrick; Bertoletti, Ana Clair; Girardi, Mauricio. Using Mobile Devices to Help Teachers and Students during a Visit to a Museum, Museums on the Web, Vancouver, BC, Canada, April 14-16, 2005; http://www.archimuse.com/mw2005/papers/silveira/silveira.html


Arts, Martijn, Schoonhoven, Sophie. Culture Around The Corner And Its Location-Based Application, Museums on the Web, Vancouver, BC, Canada, April 14-16, 2005; http://www.archimuse.com/mw2005/papers/arts/arts.html


Colazzo, Sebastiano; Garzotto, Franca; Paolini, Paolo. Let's Go Mobile! Design Issues In Multichannel "Accessible" Applications For Cultural Heritage, Museums on the Web, Vancouver, BC, Canada, April 14-16, 2005; http://www.archimuse.com/mw2005/papers/colazzo/colazzo.html


Wakkary, Ron; Newby, Kenneth; Hatala, Marek; Evernden, Dale; Droumeva, Milena. Interactive Audio Content: An Approach to Audio Content for a Dynamic Museum Experience through Augmented Audio Reality and Adaptive Information Retrieval, Museums on the Web, Arlington, Virginia, April 1-3, 2004; http://www.archimuse.com/mw2004/papers/wakkary/wakkary.html


Salmon Cinotti, Tullio; Raffa, Giuseppe; Roffia, Luca; Garzotto, Franca; Muzii, Rossana; Varlese, Viviana; Malavasi, Maurizio; Galasso, Stefania. Evaluating Context-Aware Mobile Applications In Museums: Experiences from the MUSE Project, Museums on the Web, Arlington, Virginia, April 1-3, 2004; http://www.archimuse.com/mw2004/papers/salmon/salmon.html


Tellis, Chris. Multimedia Handhelds: One Device, Many Audiences, Museums on the Web, Arlington, Virginia, April 1-3, 2004; http://www.archimuse.com/mw2004/papers/tellis/tellis.html 




Digital Museum: A Think Guide - iweb.aam-us.org/Purchase/ProductDetail.aspx?Product_code=I252


Tallon, L. and Walker, K. (Eds.) Digital Technologies and the Museum Experience: Handheld Guides and Other Media. Alta Mira Press, publication date 28 Aug 2008.


"Mobile Learning: Transforming the Delivery of Education and Training." Edited by Mohamed Ally. (AU Press, March 2009).  Available for free download at http://www.aupress.ca/index.php/books/120155


Sample Contracts/Legal


          Sample Cellphone Pilot Waiver




Contour Cases - We had Contour Cases create a special case for our iPod Touch units that did not have the hole punched out in it for the Home Button. This works effectively to keep our visitors out of certain programs that we do not want them to access.  Our contact at Contour is Jakob Beauchemin (jakeb@contourdesign.com


General - The following is a list of known vendors and vendor contacts. No endorsement is intended or implied.








Antenna Audio


Charlie Morrow


Guide by Cell


History Phone


Museum 411

zach@museum411.com scott@museum411.com

On-Cell Systems




Spatial Adventures


Spotlight Mobile







     Augmented Reality


Comments (5)

Chris Alexander said

at 4:42 pm on Aug 5, 2008

I'm sure there are a lot more articles on Handhelds so please add more. I'd like to read them before the Conference to get fully up to speed.

Bruce Falk said

at 8:00 am on Sep 17, 2008

Put this link up in the context of the platform discussion, but it should probably reside here as well:

Bruce Falk said

at 1:55 pm on Sep 18, 2008

Just added a new 'Resources' pull-down, where I'll try to post some sanitized, generic contract forms. Usual disclaimers apply: this is not legal advice, use at your own discretion, blah-blah-blah, but hopefully this will give folks some ready-made clauses to consider and use. I'll put these up as MSW files so that downloaders can adapt/re-invent them more easily.

Loic Tallon said

at 10:02 am on May 4, 2009

I'm only part way through, but already I'm finding it a v.interesting read: a new book on mobile learning by Mohamed Ally titled "Mobile Learning: Transforming the Delivery of Education and Training." (AU Press, March 2009). And, for those keen on the museum specific, chapter 12 analyses visitor responses to a multimedia tour at Lapworth Museum of Geology, University of Birmingham.
The book can be downloaded free at http://www.aupress.ca/index.php/books/120155 Click on eBook.

Nancy Proctor said

at 11:02 pm on May 4, 2009

Thanks for that ref, Loic! I look forward to reading it & will tweet it 'round...

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