Convergence and Cultural Institutions
Question the collection practices at galleries, libraries, archives and museums. Unpack their strengths and weaknesses. Analyse how these cultural institutions are impacted by globalisation, mass digitisation and crowd-sourced metadata.
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- 01 Jun 2020
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- use disciplinary concepts and language to discuss issues around cross-sectoral challenges in cultural institutions
- review professional and scholarly literature to critically analyse key concepts in the convergence of cultural institutions
- evaluate heritage and knowledge institutions in a defined geographic area and produce a heritage inventory
- effectively communicate in a scholarly and professional way using essays, online forums, report writing and other suitable methods.
- A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this subject will be provided in your study materials.
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
No special requirements
This subject examine the key similarities, differences and collaborations between cultural institutions such as galleries, libraries, archives, museums and records, particularly with respect to the management of and access to collections online. Discuss common strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats and options for planning of these, within 'memory' or 'collecting' institutions. Investigate the influence on these institutions of local history, the heritage industry, Australian digital initiatives, publishing and broadcasting, globalisation, mass digitisation, crowd-sourced metadata, social inclusion and indigenous knowledge.
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- Exercise (25%)
- Report (25%)
- Project (50%)
Textbooks are not required.