Linking Items, Connecting Content: The Donald Thomson Collection

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    Contemporary collection documentation is the result of complex histories and processes, including the effects of resourcing, technological change, and evolving organizational approaches to dissemination and display. This chapter will use the Donald Thomson Collection as a case study to explore these ideas in more detail, demonstrating that, rather than a clear linear progression from internal analog practices to digital accessibility, the recent history of collection organization and documentation is more complex. Examining the past also suggests ways in which contemporary practice could be reshaped to further support users and communities in an increasingly digital world.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationOrganization, Representation and Description through the Digital Age: Information in Libraries, Archives and Museums
    EditorsChristine M Angel and Caroline Fuchs
    Place of PublicationGermany
    PublisherDe Gruyter
    Edition1st edition
    ISBN (Print)9783110337419
    Publication statusPublished - 2018


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