Getting into the Digital Game: The Employment of Digital Curation and Digital Preservation in University Art Museums
Boigenzahn, Jocelyn P.
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Responding to a challenge set forth by Campus Art Museums in the 21st Century: A Conversation, this study provides a contemporary snapshot of digital curation and digital preservation practices in university art museums. Information was gathered through a survey of university art museums and open-ended follow-up interviews with selected individuals, whose identities are protected to ensure confidentiality and encourage candid responses. The study argues for the value of these practices for university art museums, highlighting the benefits for their university and museum level missions and the positive intercollegiate partnerships with university libraries and art departments that can result. By continuing to develop digital curation and digital preservation activities, university art museums can better promote the value they offer to their immediate communities and their universities.