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dc.contributor.supervisorNesmith, Thomas (History - Archival Studies)en
dc.contributor.authorTimms, Katherine V.
dc.date.accessioned2007-09-18T14:43:19Z
dc.date.available2007-09-18T14:43:19Z
dc.date.issued2007-09-18T14:43:19Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1993/2836
dc.description.abstractThis thesis explores the topic of convergence of descriptive systems between different cultural heritage institutions — libraries, archives and museums. The primary purpose of integrated descriptive systems is to enable researchers to access cultural heritage information through one portal. Beginning with definitions of each type of cultural heritage institution and a historical overview of their evolution, the thesis then provides an analysis of similarities and differences between these institutions with respect to purpose, procedures, and perspective. The latter half of the thesis first provides a historical overview of each discipline’s descriptive practices with a brief comparative analysis before discussing various methods by which these institutions can create integrated descriptive systems. The overall emphasis is on complementary similarities between the institutions and the potential for cross-sectoral collaboration that these similarities enable. The conclusion of the thesis is that creating integrated descriptive systems is desirable and well within current technological capabilities.en
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dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subjectlibrariesen
dc.subjectarchivesen
dc.subjectmuseumsen
dc.subjectcultural heritageen
dc.subjectdescriptive standardsen
dc.subjectdescriptive systemsen
dc.subjectintegrated descriptive systemsen
dc.subjectmetadataen
dc.titleArbitrary borders? New partnerships for cultural heritage siblings – libraries, archives and museums: creating integrated descriptive systemsen
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.typemaster thesisen_US
dc.degree.disciplineHistoryen_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommitteeCook, Terry (History - Archival Studies), Friesen, Jean (History), Sweeney, Shelley (University of Manitoba Archives and Special Collections)en
dc.degree.levelMaster of Arts (M.A.)en_US
dc.description.noteOctober 2007en


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