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Library Influence on Museum Information Work

Title: Library Influence on Museum Information Work.
Name(s): Urban, Richard, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2014
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Contemporary literature on the divergence of libraries, archives, and museums over the course of the twentieth century credits the rise of distinct professional practices required to handle different physical forms. This paper explores the extent that librarianship influenced museum information practices in a pre-digital era. Instead of divergence, I find examples where museums adapted library methods to fit their needs instead of developing their own set of professional practices. Because museum professionalization placed an emphasis on discipline-based university training, information work in museums has been incorporated into non-university technical education and on-the-job training programs. That this divergence of information work from academic preparation has fallen along gender lines requires additional attention.
Identifier: FSU_migr_slis_faculty_publications-0019 (IID), 10.1353/lib.2014.0005 (DOI)
Keywords: library, history, museum informatics, museums, LIS Education, Museum Studies
Citation: Urban, R. J.(2014). Library Influence on Museum Information Work. Library Trends 62(3), 596-612. The Johns Hopkins University Press. Accessible at 10.1353/lib.2014.0005
Subject(s): Information science
Library science
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Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: iSchool Faculty Publications.
Is Part Of: Library Trends.
Issue: 3, 62

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