Public Libraries, Archives and Museums: Trends in Collaboration and Cooperation

by Alexandra Yarrow, Barbara Clubb & Jennifer-Lynn Draper

Series: IFLA Professional Reports 108

This report examines the recent trends in collaboration and cooperation between public libraries, archives and museums. In many cases, the shared or similar missions of the institutions reviewed make them ideal partners in collaborative ventures. Different types of collaborative projects are examined, including exhibits, community programs, digital resources and joint-use facilities. Examples come from Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom (UK), as well as from Russia, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Germany, Italy, Spain, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. The report concludes with a guide to collaborations, including examples of best practices in the field, a guide to a successful collaboration, a discussion of the benefit and risks of collaboration, and a list of resources consulted.

Public Libraries, Archives and Museums: Trends in Collaboration and Cooperation
Alexandra Yarrow, Barbara Clubb and Jennifer-Lynn Draper.
The Hague, IFLA Headquarters, 2008. – 53p. 30 cm.
(IFLA Professional Reports: 108)
ISBN 978-90-77897-28-7
ISSN 0168-1931

 

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