ISSN 2217-5563

Novi broj

Slobodan Mandić
Istorijski arhiv Beograda

Intersectoral Collaboration of Cultural Heritage Institutions –
Unused Potential of the Web

The concept of place, role and purpose of cultural heritage institutions (archives, museums, libraries) has signifi cantly changed under the infl uence of rapid development of information technologies in modern society. Users interested in cultural legacy that is being kept in repositories of cultural institutions are fi nding alternative ways for reaching wanted contents every day, mostly by using simplifi ed access to various information. The cultural institutions had to fi nd their own adequate response to challenges imposed by expansion of the new mass media. Archives, museums and libraries, increasingly available in public and in cyber space with the individual presentations of their collections, have also initiated conjoint projects in creating digital collections and Web portals. This kind of cooperation can be observed on global, international and national level, as well as through regional and local initiatives. In spite of increasing tendency of joint cooperation on global level, in our country awareness of the importance of joint performances and strategies in order to infl uence social currents using new technologies is still low. Financial resources do not have to be the main excuse for unused potentials of the Web, when it comes to the cultural heritage institutions. One should bear in mind that the Internet, as a modern means of communication, provides a wide range of possibilities, where knowledge and inventive approach are often the most valuable resources.

archives, libraries, museums, intersectoral collaboration, Internet, Web 2.0, digitization, digital collections, cultural heritage

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