WebWise 2007 Conference Proceedings, Stewardship in the Digital Age: Managing Museum and Library Collections for Preservation and Use
Source: Institute of Museum and Library Services
Stewardship is a concept with many components: guidance, preservation, responsibility, and care are among its most important aspects. For cultural heritage, stewardship means ensuring the products of society’s creation—from the tangible (objects) to the intangible (language or ritual)—are cared for and made accessible to future generations. Increasingly, this type of stewardship will occur in a digital realm.