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Arbitrary borders? New partnerships for cultural heritage siblings – libraries, archives and museums: creating integrated descriptive systems

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dc.contributor.supervisor Nesmith, Thomas (History - Archival Studies) en
dc.contributor.author Timms, Katherine V.
dc.date.accessioned 2007-09-18T14:43:19Z
dc.date.available 2007-09-18T14:43:19Z
dc.date.issued 2007-09-18T14:43:19Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/2836
dc.description.abstract This 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.iso en_US
dc.subject libraries en
dc.subject archives en
dc.subject museums en
dc.subject cultural heritage en
dc.subject descriptive standards en
dc.subject descriptive systems en
dc.subject integrated descriptive systems en
dc.subject metadata en
dc.title Arbitrary borders? New partnerships for cultural heritage siblings – libraries, archives and museums: creating integrated descriptive systems en
dc.degree.discipline History en
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Cook, Terry (History - Archival Studies), Friesen, Jean (History), Sweeney, Shelley (University of Manitoba Archives and Special Collections) en
dc.degree.level Master of Arts (M.A.) en
dc.description.note October 2007 en


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