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Our Reading List

Fifty books to read related to museums, digital humanities, and digital technologies.

The list is in alphabetical order.

  • Benardou, Agiatis, et al. Cultural Heritage Infrastructures in Digital Humanities. Routledge, 2018.

  • Bentkowska-Kafel, Anna, and L. W. MacDonald. Digital Techniques for Documenting and Preserving Cultural Heritage. Arc Humanities Press, 2017.

  • Betsch Cole, Johnnetta, and Lott, Laura L. “Diversity, Equity, Accessibility and Inclusion.” American Alliance of Museums, 2018.

  • Blankenberg, Ngaire, et al.  Manual of Digital Museum Planning. Rowman & Littlefield, 2017.

  • Bloomstein, Margot. Content Strategy at Work Real World Stories to Strengthen Every Interactive Project. Morgan Kaufmann, 2013.

  • Botticelli, Peter, et al. Libraries, Archives, and Museums Today: Insights from the Field. Rowman Et Littlefield, 2019.

  • Bowen, Jonathan, et al. Digital Technologies and the Museum Experience Handheld Guides and Other Media. Edited by Loïc Tallon and Kevin Walker, Altamira, 2008.

  • Clough, G. Wayne. Best of Both Worlds: Museums, Libraries, and Archives in a Digital Age. Smithsonian Institution, 2013.

  • Cole, Johnnetta B., and Laura L. Lott. Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion in Museums. American Alliance of Museums Press, 2019.

  • Corrado, Edward M., and Heather Lea. Moulaison. Digital Preservation for Libraries, Archives, and Museums. Rowman & Littlefield, 2017.

  • Cowick, Carmen. Digital Curation Projects Made Easy: a Step-by-Step Guide for Libraries, Archives, and Museums. Rowman & Littlefield, 2018.

  • Davis, Matthew Evan. Meeting the Medieval in a Digital World. ARC Humanities Press, 2018.

  • Dekker, Annet. Collecting and Conserving Net Art: Moving beyond Conventional Methods. Routledge, 2018.​

  • Eyman, Douglas. Digital Rhetoric: Theory, Method, Practice. University of Michigan Press, 2018.

  • Falk, John H. Identity and the Museum Visitor Experience. Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016.

  • Foti, Petrina. Collecting and Exhibiting Computer-Based Technology: Expert Curation at the Museums of the Smithsonian Institution. Routledge, 2019.

  • Giannachi, Gabriella. Archive Everything: Mapping the Everyday. The MIT Press, 2016.

  • Herr-Stephenson, Becky. Digital Media and Technology in Afterschool Programs, Libraries, and Museums. MIT Press, 2011.

  • Hurley, Andrew. Beyond Preservation: Using Public History to Revitalize Inner Cities. Temple University Press, 2010.

  • Jacobsen, John W. Measuring Museum Impact and Performance: Theory and Practice. Rowman & Littlefield, 2016.

  • Johnson, Peggy. Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management. Facet Publishing, 2018.

  • Kear, Robin, and Kate Joranson. Digital Humanities, Libraries, and Partnerships: a Critical Examination of Labor, Networks, and Community. Chandos Publishing, an Imprint of Elsevier, 2018.

  • Kwastek, Katja. Aesthetics of Interaction in Digital Art. The MIT Press, 2015.

  • Lambert, Joe, and H. Brooke Hessler. Digital Storytelling Capturing Lives, Creating Community. Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2018.

  • Latham, Kiersten Fourshé, and John E. Simmons. Foundations of Museum Studies: Evolving Systems of Knowledge. Libraries Unlimited, an Imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2014.

  • Lonetree, Amy. Decolonizing Museums: Representing Native America in National and Tribal Museums (First Peoples: New Directions in Indigenous Studies). University of North Carolina Press, 2012.

  • Lord, Gail Dexter, and Kate Markert. The Manual of Strategic Planning for Cultural Organizations: a Guide for Museums, Performing Arts, Science Centers, Public Gardens, Heritage Sites, Libraries, Archives, and Zoos. Rowman & Littlefield, 2017.

  • Malaro, Marie C., and Ildiko Pogany. DeAngelis. A Legal Primer on Managing Museum Collections. Smithsonian Books, 2012.

  • McKenna-Cress, Polly, and Janet A. Kamien. Creating Exhibitions: Collaboration in the Planning, Development and Design of Innovative Experiences. Wiley, 2013.

  • Miller, Steven J. Metadata for Digital Collections. Neal-Schuman, 2011.

  • Miller, Toby. A Companion to Cultural Studies. Blackwell Publishing, 2006.

  • Mitchell, Erik T. Metadata Standards and Web Services in Libraries, Archives, and Museums: an Active Learning Resource. Libraries Unlimited, 2015.

  • Morris, Martha. Managing People and Projects in Museums: Strategies That Work. Rowman & Littlefield, 2017.

  • Myntti, Jeremy [VNV]. Digital Preservation in Libraries: Preparing for a Sustainable Future. ALA Editions, 2019.

  • Münster, Sander, et al. 3D Research Challenges in Cultural Heritage II: How to Manage Data and Knowledge Related to Interpretative Digital 3D Reconstructions of Cultural Heritage. Springer, 2016.

  • Norris, Linda, and Rainey Tisdale. Creativity in Museum Practice. Left Coast Press, 2014.

  • Rich, Patricia, and Dana Hines. Membership Marketing in the Digital Age: a Handbook for Museums and Libraries. Rowman & Littlefield, 2016.

  • RODLEY, ED. CODE. WORDS: Technology & Theory in the Museum. MuseumsEtc, 2015.

  • Roppola, Tiina. Designing for the Museum Visitor Experience. Routledge, 2014.

  • Ruben, Van Hooland Seth. Verborgh. Linked Data For Libraries, Archives And Museums: How To Clean, Link And Publish Your Metadata. Facet Publishing, 2017.

  • Samis, Peter S., and Mimi Michaelson. Creating the Visitor-Centered Museum. Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2017.

  • Solomon, Laura. Doing Social Media so It Matters: a Librarian's Guide. American Library Association, 2011.

  • Stern, Nathaniel. Interactive Art and Embodiment: The Implicit Body as Performance. Gylphi Limited, 2013.​

  • Traczyk, Tomasz, et al. Digital Preservation: Putting It to Work. Springer International Publishing, 2018.

  • Warwick, Claire, et al. Digital Humanities in Practice. Facet Publishing, 2012.

  • Wells, Marcella D., et al. Interpretive Planning for Museums: Integrating Visitor Perspectives in Decision Making. Left Coast Press, Inc., 2013.

  • Williamson, Ben. Big Data in Education: the Digital Future of Learning, Policy, and Practice. SAGE Publications, 2017.

  • Windpassinger, Nicolas. Digitize or Die: Transform Your Organization, Embrace the Digital Evolution, Rise above the Competition. IoT Hub, 2017.

  • Witten, Ian H., et al. How to Build a Digital Library. Elsevier, Morgan Kaufmann, 2010.

  • Zeng, Marcia Lei., and Jian Qin. Metadata. 2nd, Rev. Ed. American Library Association, 2014.

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