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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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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