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Social networks’ impact on digital curation

Abstract

Digital technology has significantly influenced various archival and library functions, such as the development of digital heritage collections and virtual museums. The digitization of selections from special collections, manuscripts, photographs, and other historical media has made it possible for worldwide audiences to access information about places, communities, people, and events. Social media has made it even easier for audiences to interact with the content and network with others to discuss their ancestry, inquire about places, and share information about upcoming events. This chapter focuses on implications of social networks for digital curation and addresses social curation ecosystems. ...

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