Culture must always be a Commons

This is one of a series of re-posts from blogs I wrote between 2006-2012 since the site they’re on is about to be archived. This was originally published for the Collections Trust (http://www.collectionstrust.org.uk).  In case I haven’t already made it abundantly clear – I love museums, libraries and archives. I think that investing in professional[…]

Connecting research and practice in the Information Profession

There is a slide I use in most of my talks about the library and information profession that asserts that we are mid-way through a profound period of transition. Despite the continuity of values and ethics, we are moving away from a well-known, well-established ‘framework’ for the management and delivery of library and information services[…]

Why Culture must always be a Commons

This blog is cross-posted from the Collections Trust blog

altWritten by: Nick Poole, CEO, Collections Trust

In case I haven’t already made it abundantly clear – I love museums, libraries and archives. I think that investing in professional communities who bring together and protect our shared heritage and make it available for use and enjoyment is one of the most important marks of an enlightened society. The future, after all, is made of everything that came before it, and our job as a profession is to defend the universal and inalienable principle that people must be free to benefit from their heritage. […]