Category Archives: Museum Partnerships

FDR archive available on the web

A publicly available database of documents and photographs relating to Franklin D. Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt is now available. The database is a collaborative effort by the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, the National Archives and Records Administration, Marist College, IBM and the Roosevelt Institute.



The British Film Institute and the British Library join forces

As noted in their press release, the BFI and British Library are collaborating to increase access to their collections.

The BFI and the British Library have today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), with the objective of increasing public, professional and research access to audiovisual and broadcast content and integrating it with other knowledge collections.

Signed by BFI Director, Amanda Nevill and British Library CEO, Dame Lynne Brindley, the MOU outlines key areas for joint strategic thinking, including public access, rights management and digitisation.

Thanks to Gary Price for letting me know.

Videos from the WebWise conference

The WebWise Conference took place March 3–5, 2010 in Denver.  One session was “Sustainability and the Future of Digital Collaborations.”

Collaboration has been a hallmark of the digital age as it allows the aggregation of collections, whether these are found across the campus quad, across the community square, across the state, or half-way around the world. Collaboration allows cultural organizations to share infrastructure and intellectual capacity, and to broaden access to resources. But does collaboration help to sustain digital programs as we move into the next stage of content creation, delivery and services? Will collaboration allow us to further our missions in the current economic environment? Panelists will discuss their successes and challenges in the past and present as well as their visions for the future of their collaborative work.

Report from the National Library of Australia

The report is “Collaboration across the collecting sectors.”

This lecture examines opportunities for better collaboration between museums, archives and libraries. It will cover:

  • How improved collaboration (especially in discovery services and data exchange) can deliver significant benefits to collecting institutions’ users;
  • Some of the models and standards that support collaboration; and
  • The National Library’s new discovery service, Trove, and how it will help improve collaboration.

Museum – Library Partnership

UCSD Art Library now holds museum’s art catalogs; online catalogs integrated
Lynn Blumenstein — Library Journal, 12/17/2009

•Museum art catalog collection moved to UCSD Arts Library
•Museum materials strengthen Arts Library collection
•Curators will advise on library acquisitions
Excerpt: “Faculty, staff, and students at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) now have access to more than 8000 new arts materials, thanks to an innovative partnership with the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD).”