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Libraries and Archives by Tomas Lidman

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What’s in store?

Abstract:

Cooperation or fusion? This is the question raised in the final chapter. It is at the digital crossroads that libraries and archives must cooperate in the future. The digital challenge is too complicated and too extensive and economically demanding to be solved by archives, libraries or museums alone. To be able to store and give access to the digital records and information, the resources – competence and economy – have to be allocated. But cooperative initiatives are up to the present day quite rare as has been shown, depending on different routines and different basic classification ideologies. It is argued that though this cooperation is absolutely necessary, this ought to be executed by independent institutions. ...

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