Digital Collections: Museums and the Information Age
Routledge, 1998 - 141 psl.
Suzanne Keene's pioneering book shows how museums and other cultural organizations fit into the new world of information and electronic communications and, most importantly, how they can take advantage of what it has to offer.
These technological capabilities raise many compelling issues that need to be understood in order to successfully develop information collections. In this book Suzanne Keene reviews these issues clearly and comprehensively. Her accompanying Click-Through Guide provides the latest news and links to Internet information:
http: //www.users.dircon.co.uk/ s-keene/infoage/infoage.htm
Suzanne Keene is a senior manager of museum collections and information at the Science Museum, London. She led the UK LASSI project to select a collections information system for UK museums. This, with her experience in directing information technology and multimedia projects, means that she is accustomed to translating the highly technical concepts of information technology into high level issues for senior and strategic management.
1 Whats happening?
2 Electronic opportunities
3 Museum collections functions digitized
4 Building the digital collection
5 Standards and choice
a whirlwind tour
design and evaluation