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  • 1. Beyond the Silos of the LAMs Library, Archive, and Museum FARO Belgium Collaboration 29 June 2009 Diane M. Zorich Cultural Heritage Consultant
  • 2. Our journey starts with….
  • 3. In the Beginning: Cabinets of Curiosity Less democratic • Less economic • More integrated
  • 4. Then: Libraries, Archives and Museums More democratic • More economic • Less integrated
  • 5. Now: One for All Most democratic • Most economic • Most integrated
  • 6. Now: One for All?
  • 7. Collaboration Among Libraries, Archives and Museums (LAMs) www.oclc.org/programs/publications/reports/2008-05.pdf
  • 8. Collaboration Continuum Additive Transformative
  • 9. The Participants Princeton University Smithsonian Institution Yale University University of Edinburgh Victoria and Albert Museum
  • 10. Some of the Projects Co p h ns D igitizatio o Ph to h m re e ive n f o grap ic Co c ns lletio “Federation of Collections” Exploration of Federated Large Scale Digitization Search Models “Ground Floor Plan” Inve s tigation of Social Single Backend for all Digital Tagging to Incr e as e Acce s s Management “One Store” Will these projects succeed?
  • 11. Collaboration Catalysts Factors and circumstances that make it more likely for collaborations to succeed Vision --- Mandate --- Incentives --- Change Agents Mooring --- Resources --- Flexibility External Catalysts --- Trust
  • 12. Catalyst: Vision Collaborations must be embedded in a larger vision shared by all Vision of St Bridget Late 14th century. MS. M.498, f.4v.
  • 13. Catalyst: Mandate “I’m… looking for a few really good ideas that will help us advance the mission and take [us] forward. [If you] come up with a really, creative innovative vision that is at the intersection of these institutions and will help our mission, and you help me frame it, I’m more than ready to … carry it forward.” - Senior official RLG LAM workshop site
  • 14. Catalyst: Incentives Some examples: • Promotion • Salaries • Public and peer recognition
  • 15. Catalyst: Mooring © Michael Maggs A home base, such as .. • Administrative unit • Committee • Integrated department
  • 16. Do these catalysts influence LAMs “in the Wild”? Some may…. Vision Mandate Resources Incentives
  • 17. Example - International
  • 18. Example - Object-based
  • 19. Example - User-Generated Content Digital memory projects
  • 20. Possible Next Steps • Longitudinal study of projects proposed at the workshop sites • Studies of collaborations among independent LAMs • Comparative studies • the sciences • digital humanities programs (in academia)
  • 21. Our Current Status You are here and here Your users are here
  • 22. Acknowledgements • RLG Programs/OCLC Especially my colleagues and co-authors: • Günter Waibel, Program Officer • Ricky Erway, Senior Program Officer • The many professionals who participated in the RLG LAM workshops and discussions