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The next generation - 'knowledge environments' and digital collections

TitleThe next generation - 'knowledge environments' and digital collections
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsCameron, F.
Secondary TitleMuseums and the Web 2003: Proceedings
Conference Start DateMarch 19-22
PublisherArchives & Museum Informatics
Place PublishedCharlotte, North Carolina, USA
EditorBearman, D., & Trant J.
Keywordscollections databases, documentation, interpretation, knowledge models, post-structuralism, postmodernism, user research

Despite recent technical advances in collections access and interpretation, most notably on the World Wide Web, a number of key issues still remain. A sustained consideration, beyond technological innovation, to pragmatic concerns arising from current acquisition and documentation practices and data quality is necessary. Coupled with this, a consolidated response is required to recent post-structuralist, postmodern epistemological, disciplinary and museological debates about knowledge making and meaning construction and how current collections information relates to, and revises these themes.