One of the hardest parts of writing is the waiting period between the writing and the publication. Earlier in the Spring, I wrote a piece for AAM’s latest e-book, in the midst of a zillion other things, like exhibition openings, planning for conference presentations and whatnot. So it’s a bit of a surprise to me that it’s finally coming out. Not surprisingly, AAM was saving the launch for the AAM conference, so you lucky few in Houston will get to get copies before I do. I can’t wait to see how all the other essays! If you’re interested, here’ the blurb from AAM:
Appropriate for the subject, Mobile Apps for Museums: The AAM Guide to Planning and Strategy is being released by The AAM Press as an e-book, along with a separate print edition. The new title is edited by a leader in the field of mobile technologies for museums, Nancy Proctor, head of mobile strategy and initiatives at the Smithsonian Institution.
This collection of thoughtful essays and insightful case studies by an international team of leading practitioners is intended to help guide the museum in its planning and strategy as it explores this exciting and rapidly developing new terrain. Mobile Apps for Museums examines the promise and potential of mobile apps in expanding exponentially the museum’s audience outreach and engagement.
Also, for you folks at the conference, Nancy Proctor will launch the e-book, I imagine at the AAM Bookstore, but check with them. It will happen Monday, May 23, 4–5 PM
Update: @davepatten snapped a pic of it in the bookstore.