Research is the basis of knowledge: four art knowledge centres in the Netherlands

Homma, Heleen
October 2009
Art Libraries Journal;Oct2009, Vol. 34 Issue 4, p29
Academic Journal
These days we face great emphasis on the term 'knowledge', which is often followed by the statement that 'knowledge is power'. Research institutions increasingly call themselves knowledge centres, while their libraries are designated using the same term or as 'information centres'. Information is enriched with contextual data, digitisation and web 2.0 activities circulate as keywords. Even research institutions whose main focus is art, art history or architecture are using the term 'knowledge centre' in their organisation plans and on their websites. The author asked four librarians from different research institutions on art history to introduce their library in order to find out if they work in an 'art knowledge centre'.


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