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Paula Granados García (British Museum), Rhiannon Lewis (U London & Science Museums Group), Stella Wisdom (British Library) 

This session introduces the concept of digital collections and considers their important role in the present GLAM landscape. We discuss the spectrum of collections from digitised assets to born-digital formats. Three case studies further explore: the dissemination, discovery and interaction with digital images in social media and other platforms; collection and accession of emerging formats, including web-based interactive narratives and mobile apps; ethical and intellectual property issues around preserving endangered material knowledge in digital collections. All of these help us consider some of the most important concerns surrounding the emergence of digital collections, such as digital preservation, accessibility, open access, and rights ownership, which will also be explored in a proposed exercise. 

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