„Weblogs have forever changed the manner with which people and businesses communicate. In a few short years, the growth of weblogs has signified the benefits of masscollaboration. People want to hear and be heared; they want pertinent, honest information; they require up-to-the-second data; and they want it their way. Blogs can provide all of these benefits and will continue to evolve with the growing demand of global communication.“
Biedenharn, Joe; Snyder, Jeff and White, Alex (2009): Technology Tutorial. Weblogs (Blogs). In: Deans, P. Candace (Hrsg.), Social Software and Web 2.0 Technology Trends. New York, Information Science Reference: 158.
„Web 3.0 is a term used to describe the future iteration of the World Wide Web. If the current state is Web 2.0, then the future must be Web 3.0.“
Quelle: Deans, P. Candace (2009): Social Software and Web 2.0 Technology Trends. Glossary. New York, Information Science Reference: 151.
„What do AAM members think about the future?
In a November 2007 survey, the American Association of Museums asked its members “What do you think is the single most significant challenge facing the museum profession over the next several years?” The top four challenges they identified were:
- Funding: “Continuing and increasing public funding for museums, to make reliance on private funding less crucial. As public institutions, museums should not be subject to the whims of private benefactors to the extent they now are.
- Technology: “I think the biggest challenge facing museums is maintaining current museum standards and practices as the technology used by museums and the general public changes. This means that museum professionals must be educated in new technological formats and possibilities, must form non-traditional collaborations with professionals in technological fields and must somehow come up with the funding to do all of this.”
- Leadership development: “Leadership change. Boomers are retiring from the profession and from trusteeship. A double whammy.” “[Where will we find] the next generation of leaders and visionaries at all levels in the museum profession?”
- Maintaining the public relevance of museums in a time of rapid social and cultural change.“
„The nonprofit field isn’t going to simply bounce back a few years from now to the state it was in before the recession. That’s the message behind a new report by La Piana Consulting, which explores five trends that are hastening the emergence of a new nonprofit landscape.
Those trends are:
Shifting demographics. With new generations making up a growing share of the work force, charities must learn to share leadership with younger workers, the report says.
Technological advances. Social-media technologies provide charities the opportunity to gain greater exposure, but they also require groups to be comfortable giving more people within their organization a chance to speak out.
New ways to collaborate. With the advent of new technologies, organizations can just as easily work with an individual located across the world as they can through traditional coalitions and alliances, according to the report.
Greater interest in service. Last year’s presidential election spurred interest in volunteerism, but nonprofit groups need to keep in mind that people have many different reasons for volunteering and ought to tailor their opportunities to individuals’ interests.
Blurred lines between nonprofit and for-profit. Greater emphasis on corporate social responsibility and the emergence of businesses whose primary aim is to do good are challenging the nonprofit field’s traditional identity but are also creating opportunities for new partnerships and collaboration, says the report. Weiterlesen …
Center for the Future of Museums
„AAM’s Center for the Future of Museums (CFM) helps museums explore the cultural, political and economic challenges facing society and devise strategies to shape a better tomorrow. CFM is a think-tank and research and design lab for fostering creativity and helping museums transcend traditional boundaries to serve society in new ways.“