Wiki Search: Librarianship, Information & Museum Studies

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wikipage: Webs 1.0 2.0 & 3.0 (Museums and Cultural Heritage)

The delivery of the results of MCH research via innumerable websites is, in common with every other discipline, a quotidian phenomenon and of negligible significance in itself. What this obscures however, is the complexity of certain systems that present themselves simply to the user but are reliant on complex procedures and tools (e.g. [read more...]

wikipage: Documentation Standards (Museums and Cultural Heritage)

Definable as model, tool or standard, consideration of the CRM usefully provides a conceptual and practical link with the broad and important field of standards development. [read more...]

wikipage: User Environments (Museums and Cultural Heritage)

The provision of digital information into the spaces set aside for museum, gallery and other cultural spaces encompasses some of the methods already described above (e.g. presentation/visualization) but also relates to the effective transmission of that data via a number of tools and techniques. [read more...]

wikipage: Information Retrieval

The term Information Retrieval (IR) covers a multitude of processes and techniques but is often used in contexts where there is significant input from ‘computing’ (rather than ‘information’) science. [read more...]

wikipage: EPOCH Tools (Museums and Cultural Heritage)

EPOCH (The European Research Network of Excellence in Open Cultural Heritage - http://www.epoch-net.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=v...)is an important starting point for investigating the use of ICT tools in the cultural sector. [read more...]

wikipage: Library and Information Studies Research (Library and Information Studies)

Defining discreet scholarly territories for all disciplines is problematic but it could be argued that Library and Information Studies (LIS) is more problematic than most when it comes to understanding the scope of its remit. It addresses issues relevant to every other academic subject and demands the engagement, to varying degrees, of almost everyone whose task it is to carry out research. [read more...]

wikipage: Information Systems and Digital Libraries (Library and Information Studies)

As Howard Besser (Besser, H. (2004), ‘The Past, Present, and Future of Digital Libraries’, in Schreibman, S., Siemens, R., Unsworth, J., (eds), A Companion to Digital Humanities, (pp.557 - 575)) points out, if a large collection of books and associated material has all been assembled in one location, it doesn’t necessarily mean that it should be called a ‘library’. [read more...]

wikipage: Preservation (Museums and Cultural Heritage)

Preservation issues are quite obviously very central to the concerns of those working in the MCH sector. As is often the case when considering the application of digital tools to an area of activity, preservation can be examined in two different ways: [read more...]

wikipage: Representation and Visualization (Museums and Cultural Heritage)

Summarising digital tools for the representation and visualization of cultural heritage is difficult, but perhaps not as difficult as defining what range of objects those representations might need to describe. [read more...]

wikipage: Data Management (Library and Information Studies)

Though closely entwined with the previous section, focusing on ‘data management’ issues affords opportunities to concentrate more specifically on data standards, ontologies, thesauri, data types and data processing methods. [read more...]