Museum Informatics

Authored by: Paul F. Marty

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, Fourth Edition

Print publication date:  November  2017
Online publication date:  November  2017

Print ISBN: 9781466552593
eBook ISBN: 9781315116143
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Museum informatics is the study of the sociotechnical interactions that take place at the intersection of people, information, and technology in museums. This entry presents an overview of museum informatics, covering such topics as information representation, information organization and access, information management, information technology, information interactions, and information professionals in museums. It explores the impact of information science and technology on museums, museum professionals, and museum visitors, and argues that museum researchers must take a sociotechnical approach to studying the use of information resources and technologies in museums.

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