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Public libraries, museums and physical convergence. Context, issues, opportunities: a literature review. Part 2

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posted on 01.06.2018 by Emily Warren, Graham Matthews
There has recently been a growth in physical convergence in cultural heritage domains. The second of a two-part article that considers this trend with particular regard to public libraries and museums provides an overview of factors to be considered by those planning or developing physically converged services. This has been achieved through thematic analysis of a review of international literature from both domains. It begins with consideration of obstacles to convergence, ethical challenges, organisational and strategic complexity, organisational culture and resistance. It moves on to discuss factors, general and physical, that can lead to success in convergence: vision, strategy and planning, communication and trust, for example, and, how these can be led and managed. It also considers the role of professional education and training, the benefits of convergence, for example, improved cultural offer and visibility, financial savings, with viewpoints from around the world. Part 2 ends with a critical note on the ‘convergence narrative’, and a conclusion that focuses on physical convergence which draws on both Parts.

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School

  • Business and Economics

Department

  • Business

Published in

Journal of Librarianship and Information Science

Volume

52

Issue

1

Pages

54 - 66

Citation

WARREN, E. and MATTHEWS, G., 2018. Public libraries, museums and physical convergence. Context, issues, opportunities: a literature review. Part 2. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 52 (1), pp.54-66.

Publisher

© The Authors. Published by SAGE Publications

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Acceptance date

15/02/2018

Publication date

2018

Notes

This paper was accepted for publication in the journal Journal of Librarianship and Information Science and the definitive published version is available at https://doi.org/10.1177/0961000618769721

ISSN

0961-0006

Language

en

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