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Computer Networking and Telecommunications Research

One day colloquium

FreeMultimedia Guides – realising their potential
Tuesday 30th March 2010
09:30 to 15:00 (refreshments and lunch provided)
The Old Fire Station, University of Salford

Multimedia Guides are increasingly common in museums and galleries, providing visitors with a more personalised and enhanced explanation of exhibits on show.  Today’s multimedia hand-held technology can be used to provide audio commentary, video interpretation, and greater access to collections in general.   There are however, many practical considerations and issues that need to be considered in the effective exploitation of multimedia guide technology and indeed, in realising their true potential.  


09:30 – 10:00  Registration and refreshments
10:00 – 10:10 Welcome and official opening
Professor Bill Harrison, EPSRC
10:10 – 12:15

Practical experiences of using multimedia guides
(Chair: Dr Kate Booth, University of Salford)

The development of mi-Guide at MOSI
Professor Nigel Linge, University of Salford

Pervasive Participation - Location Based Media Provision and Capture
Andy Gower, BT Innovate & Design

Self-guiding: The Experience of the Royal Institution with hand held PDAs
Professor Frank James, Professor of the History of Science

Panel Discussion – the practicalities of multimedia guides

12:15 – 13:00  Lunch
13:00 – 14:40 

Taking multimedia guides forward
(Chair: Professor David Parsons, University of Salford)
mi-Guide beyond the gallery
Dr Kate Booth, University of Salford

Your mobile in (and out of) the museum - utilising users' own devices
Julian Tomlin, Consultant
Panel Discussion – the future of multimedia guides

14:40 – 14:45  Formal close
Professor Nigel Linge, University of Salford
14:45 – 15:00 Refreshments and departure

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