How to use XiBIT to transport content of a museum to the outside
17.07.2019 | XPLICIT
What visitors awaits inside a museum is shown via the "Miniguide", which is placed outside and contains an excerpt from the main infoguide.
Many museums have constant opening hours, not every house opens 7 days a week. Smaller museums often rely on volunteers, so they are unflexible for time or monetary reasons.
Show presence anyway.
The XiBIT miniguide allows visitors to get a foretaste of the museum - whether during or outside of the opening hours - and provides museum operators more flexibility concerning information transport and personnel. It can also be used to convey valuable information about the museum. Thus, visitors do not stand in front of closed doors and can console themselves with experiencing at least some of the objects from inside the museum.
Not too revealing, but a few insights may be provided...
Many museum operators want their content to be reserved for visitors. The reasons for this are clear: People shall be moved into the museum as an experience, the museum wants to be noticed as a competence center. Therefore, the visibility status of an XiBIT-Infoguide in the museum is generally "visible" and not "visible and XiBIT-search", which allows the exclusive retrieval of the Infoguide on site. Via the outdoor miniguide, however, the visibility status "Visible and XiBIT search" should be set, so the miniguide can also be accessed via the XiBIT search and also appears on the profile page of the exhibitor and in the map, which offers an overview of the content in the region. A sign with the QR code of the miniguide near the entrance indicates that content can be accessed. With the sharing function, content via Facebook & Co can reach even more people. Another good way to do public relations.
Object-related information can be transported very easily with XiBIT, whether they are intended for a specific audience or intended for the public. Feel encouraged not to sting your content because people want to explore their surroundings. In the age of Internet, people like to inform themselves about the expected experience even before a visit of a museum, and with the miniguide, they are even more motivated to make a personal visit.
A miniguide can also be used on its own, so it does not require the presence of an infoguide in the museum. It is quickly created - especially if there is already some content of the museum - and helps to increase the visibility, both online and offline.