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Visual Resource Reference: Collaboration Between Digital Museums and Digital Libraries (10 Feb 2003)
The question faced by libraries, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions in this world of visual information is how to respond to a growing public demand for 'round-the-clock' networked accessibility to multimedia, images and image collections. Moreover, how can they provide access to resources that cross institutional boundaries and disciplines? It is impractical to assume that a single institution will have resources for all needs, or to expect that one expert would be knowledgeable about all collections. It is also impractical to assume that the public will necessarily know how to locate appropriate image collections or how to search for image information.
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