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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- 31 May 2021
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- evaluate conceptions of heritage and apply them in culturally competent ways
- examine similarities and differences between cultural institutions and organizations
- describe and compare current implementations of convergence in Australia and internationally
- plan and design a converged digital collection.
- A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this subject will be provided in your study materials.
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%)
- Essay (25%)
- Project (50%)
Current study term: 30 May 21 to 29 Aug 21)
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