Libraries and museums will prove to be valuable resources in the future as they continue to collaborate.
This week I am attending the WebWise 2010 conference where discussion takes place around projects that have been success (or not) with the IMLS grant monies.
The collaborations seem to be successful when the leading institution (library or museum) addresses problems or seeks new ways to deal with outmoded responses to problems. Bringing in stakeholders is a strong component when they support and contribute to the process. Collaborating with other institutions also requires support, both through temporary funding (such as grants) as well as continuous funding. Everyone must buy-in to the project in the beginning with a commitment for it to be successful in the end.
I am adding this content while the presentations begin…. 🙂