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Building Community among Museum Information Professionals: A Case Study of the Museum Computer Network

Title: Building Community among Museum Information Professionals: A Case Study of the Museum Computer Network.
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Name(s): Marty, Paul F., author
Soren, Barbara J., author
Armstrong, Jackie, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Date Issued: 2013
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Museum information professionals meet the needs of the producers and consumers of museum information resources, yet little is known of how their own needs are met or what benefits they obtain from being part of a broader professional community. This study presents results from a survey of 283 individuals who were asked about their relationship with the Museum Computer Network, an international professional organization dedicated to supporting the needs of museum information professionals. The results shed light on how professional organizations can meet the needs of individuals who share a common interest in museums and information technology, particularly when those individuals are professionally diverse and geographically distributed. The results can help researchers and practitioners better understand how to build community among museum information professionals, and have implications for all organizations supporting the needs of museum professionals.
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1455643786 (IID)
Keywords: Museum information professionals, Professional organizations, Community needs analysis, Online survey methods
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1455643786
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Museum Management and Curatorship.
Issue: vol. 28

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Marty, P. F., Soren, B. J., & Armstrong, J. (2013). Building Community among Museum Information Professionals: A Case Study of the Museum Computer Network. Museum Management And Curatorship. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1455643786