The following full text, peer-reviewed article appears in the new issue of Endnotes: The Journal of the New Members Round Table. an e-journal from ALA’s NMRT.
Library, Archival and Museum (LAM) Collaboration: Driving Forces and Recent Trends
Endnotes: The Journal of the New Members Round Table
Vol. 3 No. 1
The information presented in this article is an overview of recent trends in library, archival and museum (LAM) collaboration. Sources utilized to compile the information for this article highlight different types of collaborative efforts to include the creation of digital collections and integration (library-museum partnerships), identifying and fulfilling patron needs, and relationship building. In addition, this article can offer LAM professionals understanding how integrating collaborative practices can improve lifelong learning for patrons. Despite the fact that collaboration between libraries, archives, and museums is not a new phenomenon, this is an especially important topic because of technological advances, and budgetary issues which has influenced the way information is delivered to patrons.
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