Libraries, archives, museums and other cultural institutions are changing before our eyes. In some cases they are merging into single institutions with multiple operations separated by function and format. In other cases, these institutions are merging all staff and functions into a single dynamic organization that offers its resources to the public.
This semester we will explore how do these institutions work; where they came from and where they are going; and most importantly, where you fit in.
Here's a taste of what's to come. The Digital Public Library, as described by NPR on August 19, 2013 http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2013/08/19/213498478/combining-the-nations-digitized-libraries-all-in-one-place
So follow me into the exciting world of cultural institutions where nothing stays the same. A solid intuitive grasp of how information works, how people seek information, and where the information resides is key for success. I'll help you start along that path.