New Technologies and the Convergence of Libraries, Archives, and Museums

Deborah Wythe


Librarians and archivists who work in museums live a kind of double life. On the one hand, we consider ourselves information professionals: we belong to organizations such as SAA, ALA, SLA, or ARLIS, and we adhere to archival and library standards and ethics. On the other hand, museum departments operate within an organizational structure that is very different from a library, with dissimilar priorities and a unique institutional culture. Our day-to-day job requires a level of internal collaboration if we are to interpret and bridge these differences successfully.

When I became involved in planning, and later editing and coauthoring, a . . .

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