Library and Museum Partnerships: A Review of the Literarure

I apolozize for the delay in posting my last few thing for class, but I ran out of time a few weeks ago and then I had some things that kept me away from the computer. The final topic in Museums and Librareis as Cultural Heritage Institutions was Library and Museum Partnerships. Bell's article was…

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…

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…

Nearby History: A Review of the Literature

This week for Museums and Libraries as Cultural Heritage Institutions I had to read Nearby History: Preserving the Past Around you by David Kyvig and Myron A. Marty.  Published by the American Association for State and Local History, this little book is a great resource for libarians, historians, geneologists, archivists, researchers, and anyone else interested…