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At a time when budgets are dwindling, libraries must overcome insularity through collaborative initiatives that allow them to support each other through resource sharing and networking. These collaborative networks can expand beyond libraries to include cooperative efforts with archives and museums in order to surpass challenges in the digital era. Cooperation and Collaboration Initiatives for Libraries and Related Institutions is a critical research publication that explores digital advancements in library collaborative technologies and the steps needed to implement them in order to achieve institutional goals. Featuring topics such as e-records, policymaking, and open educational resources, this book is essential for librarians, archival staff, museum staff, knowledge managers, policymakers, educators, and researchers.
New forms of digitalization and digital media technologies are positively and negatively disrupting the free flow of information preservation. These new technologies are revolutionizing the way messages are transmitted and breaking the traditional monopolization of information by well-established institutions. Exploring the Relationship Between Media, Libraries, and Archives provides emerging research on new digital trends in information preservation, origination, and sharing. While highlighting the current shift in information sharing from institutional archives to digital platforms, readers will learn how media, librarians, and archivists reinvent their processes to meet the ever-progressing needs of users. This book is an ideal resource for librarians, archivists, information preservers, and media professionals aiming to find a balance among the use of media, new digital technologies, libraries, and archives in preserving and furthering information sharing.