Collaboration: Paradigm of the Digital Cultural Content Environment

Title:
Collaboration: Paradigm of the Digital Cultural Content Environment
Authors:
Salsich, Anne Cuyler
Abstract:
Government grant-funding agencies have spawned an explosion of images from historical collections on the Internet. They have encouraged collaborative projects in which institutions share resources for capital-intensive digitization projects. These Web ‘exhibits’ are neither publications nor exhibits in the traditional sense, most often without identified authors, curators, designers, or sources. Reviews in journal literature are one mechanism for accountability, but not all humanities journals offer exhibit reviews. In those that do, the space allocated in history and archival studies journals reveals the relative importance they place on peer review of these exhibits, compared with that for book reviews. The type of analysis in these reviews is nearly always strictly textual and does not address the interplay of text, image, and design in Web exhibits. The lack of historical context for visual sources, in digital media is of concern for those in the archival, art history, and other cultural studies disciplines and professions. Sheer numbers of digitized items may be a worthy goal for textual materials; visual sources require interpretation and context to render the complexities of their meaning. Collaboration on digitization projects must go beyond financial resource sharing to include involvement of experts in content areas for visual resources.
Citation:
Salsich, Anne Cuyler. 2006. "Collaboration: Paradigm of the Digital Cultural Content Environment." Journal of Archival Organization 4(3/4): 119-131.
Publisher:
Routledge
DATE ISSUED:
2006
Department:
Archives
Type:
article
PUBLISHED VERSION:
10.1300/J201v04n03_07
PERMANENT LINK:
http://hdl.handle.net/11282/309999

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dc.contributor.authorSalsich, Anne Cuyleren_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-23T16:22:58Zen
dc.date.available2013-12-23T16:22:58Zen
dc.date.issued2006en
dc.identifier.citationSalsich, Anne Cuyler. 2006. "Collaboration: Paradigm of the Digital Cultural Content Environment." Journal of Archival Organization 4(3/4): 119-131.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1533-2748en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11282/309999en
dc.description.abstractGovernment grant-funding agencies have spawned an explosion of images from historical collections on the Internet. They have encouraged collaborative projects in which institutions share resources for capital-intensive digitization projects. These Web ‘exhibits’ are neither publications nor exhibits in the traditional sense, most often without identified authors, curators, designers, or sources. Reviews in journal literature are one mechanism for accountability, but not all humanities journals offer exhibit reviews. In those that do, the space allocated in history and archival studies journals reveals the relative importance they place on peer review of these exhibits, compared with that for book reviews. The type of analysis in these reviews is nearly always strictly textual and does not address the interplay of text, image, and design in Web exhibits. The lack of historical context for visual sources, in digital media is of concern for those in the archival, art history, and other cultural studies disciplines and professions. Sheer numbers of digitized items may be a worthy goal for textual materials; visual sources require interpretation and context to render the complexities of their meaning. Collaboration on digitization projects must go beyond financial resource sharing to include involvement of experts in content areas for visual resources.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1300/J201v04n03_07en_US
dc.subject.departmentArchivesen_US
dc.titleCollaboration: Paradigm of the Digital Cultural Content Environmenten_US
dc.typearticleen_US
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Archival Organizationen_US
dc.subject.keywordVisual resourcesen_US
dc.subject.keywordWeb exhibitsen_US
dc.subject.keywordJournal reviewsen_US
dc.subject.keywordDigitization projectsen_US
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