My academic work centers on the study of museum informatics, the sociotechnical interactions that take place between people, information, and technology in museums. Over the past few decades, advances in information science and technology have dramatically changed the way people think about museums and their information resources. Museum professionals and museum visitors have developed new conceptions of why museums exist and new expectations of what museums should offer.
To increase understanding of museum informatics and its relation to library and information science, I have worked to establish museum informatics as an emerging, interdisciplinary field of study relevant to researchers, professionals, students and scholars across multiple disciplines.
Marty, P.F. (2010). Museum Informatics. In Bates, M.J. & Maack, M.N. (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science (pp. 3717-3725). 3rd Edition. New York: Taylor & Francis, Inc. [Preprint | Routledge]
Marty, P.F., Rayward, W.B., & Twidale, M.B. (2003). Museum Informatics. Annual Review of Information Science and Technology, 37, 259-294.