The Embedded Curator: Reexamining the Documentation Strategy of Archival Acquisitions in a Web 2.0 Environment.

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Abstract

The article focuses on the embedded curator who needs to have a pragmatic and flexible written collection development policy with the willingness to develop a modified version of the documentation strategy method of archival collection development. Embedded curators understand the changed in the way cultural record is produced and may choose to leverage social media and open-source tools to manage donor and community relationships. It indicates that when the curator has an affinity for the community, the process of embedding becomes more effective and beneficial to the institution's collections.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)38-48
Number of pages11
JournalRBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, & Cultural Heritage
Volume13
Issue number1
StatePublished - May 1 2012

Keywords

  • Strategic planning
  • Library materials
  • Social media
  • Pragmatics
  • Open source intelligence
  • General semantics

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