Public libraries, museums and physical convergence: Context, issues, opportunities: A literature review Part 1

There has recently been a growth in physical convergence in cultural heritage domains. Part 1 examines this ‘trend’, its drivers and related issues, with particular focus on public libraries and museums. It offers an overview of practice, challenges and opportunities. Through thematic analysis of a...

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Main Authors: Emily Warren, Graham Matthews
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spelling rr-article-95040982018-01-01T00:00:00Z Public libraries, museums and physical convergence: Context, issues, opportunities: A literature review Part 1 Emily Warren (7198874) Graham Matthews (1249206) Other commerce, management, tourism and services not elsewhere classified Information systems not elsewhere classified Library and information studies not elsewhere classified Archives Collaboration Co-location Convergence LAMs Libraries Museums Physical convergence Information Systems Library and Information Studies Business and Management not elsewhere classified There has recently been a growth in physical convergence in cultural heritage domains. Part 1 examines this ‘trend’, its drivers and related issues, with particular focus on public libraries and museums. It offers an overview of practice, challenges and opportunities. Through thematic analysis of a comprehensive, literature review of both domains that looked at the wider aspects of collaboration, cooperation, partnerships and integration in the sector as well as physical convergence, it provides insight into background, theory and activities worldwide. It presents discussion on the meaning of convergence, the concept of ‘memory institutions’, the relationship between public libraries and museums in the context of convergence, shared mission and values, convergence and re-convergence, and professionalism and divergence. It concludes with consideration of practical aspects such as motivations for convergence, including digital technology, changing user expectations and culture, and economic and political challenges that impact on physical convergence in a dynamic local government environment. 2018-01-01T00:00:00Z Text Journal contribution 2134/33369 https://figshare.com/articles/journal_contribution/Public_libraries_museums_and_physical_convergence_Context_issues_opportunities_A_literature_review_Part_1/9504098 CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
institution Loughborough University
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topic Other commerce, management, tourism and services not elsewhere classified
Information systems not elsewhere classified
Library and information studies not elsewhere classified
Archives
Collaboration
Co-location
Convergence
LAMs
Libraries
Museums
Physical convergence
Information Systems
Library and Information Studies
Business and Management not elsewhere classified
spellingShingle Other commerce, management, tourism and services not elsewhere classified
Information systems not elsewhere classified
Library and information studies not elsewhere classified
Archives
Collaboration
Co-location
Convergence
LAMs
Libraries
Museums
Physical convergence
Information Systems
Library and Information Studies
Business and Management not elsewhere classified
Emily Warren
Graham Matthews
Public libraries, museums and physical convergence: Context, issues, opportunities: A literature review Part 1
description There has recently been a growth in physical convergence in cultural heritage domains. Part 1 examines this ‘trend’, its drivers and related issues, with particular focus on public libraries and museums. It offers an overview of practice, challenges and opportunities. Through thematic analysis of a comprehensive, literature review of both domains that looked at the wider aspects of collaboration, cooperation, partnerships and integration in the sector as well as physical convergence, it provides insight into background, theory and activities worldwide. It presents discussion on the meaning of convergence, the concept of ‘memory institutions’, the relationship between public libraries and museums in the context of convergence, shared mission and values, convergence and re-convergence, and professionalism and divergence. It concludes with consideration of practical aspects such as motivations for convergence, including digital technology, changing user expectations and culture, and economic and political challenges that impact on physical convergence in a dynamic local government environment.
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Graham Matthews
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title Public libraries, museums and physical convergence: Context, issues, opportunities: A literature review Part 1
title_short Public libraries, museums and physical convergence: Context, issues, opportunities: A literature review Part 1
title_full Public libraries, museums and physical convergence: Context, issues, opportunities: A literature review Part 1
title_fullStr Public libraries, museums and physical convergence: Context, issues, opportunities: A literature review Part 1
title_full_unstemmed Public libraries, museums and physical convergence: Context, issues, opportunities: A literature review Part 1
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