Libraries as Cultural Heritage Institutions: A Review of the Literature

This weeks topic for my class was Libraries as Cultural Heritage institutions.  Many of the articles focused on digitizing cultural items with some of the others focusing on the interaction between libraries, museums, and archives as cultural heritage institutions. I talked about the first article for my discussion board post, copied here.  Davison focused on…

Cultural Landsacpes – Zoos, Botanical Gardens, Landscapes, and Other Cultural Heritage Sites: A Review of The Literature

This week we again went over the Cultural Landscape Foundation and their efforts to preserve buildings, landscapes, parks, and other historic sites that are a part of our past and culture. The second site we reviewed was World Heritage Sites in the U.S.  I'd never realized that some of our national parks and state parks…

Florida History: A Review of the Literature

Last week of my class was not only the halfway mark, but focused on Florida history and local history.  We explored several sites and programs.  This is more of a review of the resources available to Floridians to learn about the history and culture of the state than it is a literature review, but I'm…

The Future of Museums: A Review of the Literature

Week three focused on the future of museums.  There wasn't much assigned to read.  Each student was instructed to select an article from a journal entitled Museums and Cultural Policy put out by Museum International to discuss.  We were also asked to explore the Center for the Future of Museums and to read an article…

Musems Today: A Review of the Literature

The second week we read from Reinventing the Museum: The Evolving Definition on the Paradigm Shift, a collection of essays on museums compiled and edited by Gail Anderson . First up was Anderson's Framework.  The Framework discussed how museums are changing in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Anderson discussed how we can reinvent the…

E-books, Publishing, and Social Media: A Review of the Literature

This weeks materials were on e-books, publishing, and using social media. Morrison's article talked about marketing for self-published authors using social media.  Apperantly, they should sepend 80% of their time on marketing using social media and only 20% writing.  Which Morrison argues is a lot, and that it doesn't really work as well as people…