This book addresses the issues around valuing objects in cultural collections, ranging from high-value to low or no-value, including practical advice on how to assign values and examples from museums, libraries and archives.
The handbook examines methods of innovative librarianship in academic and art school libraries. Serving as a field guide to academic art libraries in the twenty-first century, it integrates theory and practice as demonstrated by creative professionals working in the field of art librarianship.
A guide to collections management. It addresses the key principles and strategies for looking after culturally significant objects and their associated information as well as the relevant laws and codes of ethics. It covers the information a collections manager needs to know, whatever the size and type of collection.
In today's hectic and challenging world of website management, it is increasingly important for cultural heritage institutions to make the most out of their presence online. This book provides a complete guide for any institution looking to build or maintain a cultural heritage web presence. It also includes examples and case studies.
Brings together a group of international experts to consider the following key issues: What is the role of digital resources in the research life cycle? Do the arts and humanities face a 'data deluge'? How are digital collections to be sustained over the long term? What is the role of digital collections in the 'digital economy'?
Offers a comprehensive introduction to this important global field drawing together a broad spectrum of disciplines. This title covers key topics that include: social media and crowd sourcing; digital images and digitisation; 3D scanning and museums; studying users and readers; electronic text and corpora; archaeology and GIS; and, more.