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Are Museums Irrelevant? Museums are rarely acknowledged in the global discussion of climate change, environmental degradation, the inevitability of depleted fossil fuels, and the myriad local issues concerning the well-being of particular communities - suggesting the irrelevance of museums as social institutions. At the same time, there is a growing preoccupation among museums with the marketplace, and museums, unwittingly or not, are embracing the values of relentless consumption that underlie the planetary difficulties of today. "Museums in a Troubled World" argues that much more can be expected of museums as publicly supported and knowledge-based institutions. The weight of tradition and a lack of imagination are significant factors in museum inertia and these obstacles are also addressed.
 
Taking an interdisciplinary approach, combining anthropology ethnography, museum studies and management theory, this book goes beyond conventional museum thinking. Robert R. Janes explores the meaning and role of museums as key intellectual and civic resources in a time of profound social and environmental change. This volume is a constructive examination of what is wrong with contemporary museums, written from an insider's perspective that is grounded in both hope and pragmatism. The book's conclusions are optimistic and constructive, and highlight the unique contributions that museums can make as social institutions, embedded in their communities, and owned by no one.
Routledge, 2009-05-18
"Milieus of Creativity" is the second volume in the book series "Knowledge and Space". This book deals with spatial disparities of knowledge and the impact of environments, space and contexts on the production and application of knowledge. The contributions in this volume focus on the role of places, environments, and spatial contexts for the emergence and perpetuation of creativity. Is environment a social or a spatial phenomenon? Are only social factors relevant for the development of creativity or should one also include material artefacts and resources in its definition? How can we explain spatial disparities of creativity without falling victim to geodeterminism? This book offers insights from various disciplines such as environmental psychology, philosophy, and social geography. It presents the results of a research conference at Heidelberg University in September 2006, which was supported by the Klaus Tschira Foundation.
Springer, 2009-03-17
State on Stage tunes in on the relationship between governments and performing arts in European countries over the past fifteen years. In order to survive, performing arts organizations in Europe must adapt to ongoing changes in the artistic, commercial and political climate. Although maximizing market revenues has become business as usual for companies and venues, most still require substantial involvement from the government.

Governments, at their turn, expect more economic, educational or social tasks next to the artistic occupations before funding. This book shows how performing arts professionals manage to combine commercial entrepreneurship with the political skills needed to operate in a government environment.

State on stage offers both a pan-European overview and national portraits of fifteen EU member states, depicting a lively, dynamic performing arts scene, prospering in the new millennium. It also reveals what's happening behind the scenes: oversupply, with thousands of performing artists unable to find proper jobs, seeking additional income elsewhere. Despite the generosity of governments at all levels, public money comes either in insufficient quantities, or is spent inefficiently.

This book describes the hopes and dreams that keep performing artists motivated under these difficult conditions. It contains inspiring literature, essential recommendations and new perspectives for everyone involved in this field: artists, managers, scholars, policy makers and politicians active in Europe and across its borders.

Authors: Hans Onno van den Berg, Lluís Bonet, Vesna opi, Costis Dallas, Christian Esch, Rod Fisher, Rui Telmo Gomes, Ineke van Hamersveld, Sofia Karagianni, Hans van Maanen, Emmanuel Négrier, Georgia Papadopoulu, Lyudmila Petrova, Annick Schramme, Riitta Seppälä, Katia Segers, Cas Smithuijsen, Barbara Stüwe-Eßl, Corina uteu, Szabó János Zoltán, Margaret Tali, Ana Villarroya and Joris Vermeulen.
Boekmanstudies/ VSCD in connection with PEARLE, 2009-01-29
It`s the third time, the Institute für Kulturkonzepte, based in Vienna and Hamburg, publish "An Anatomy of Ars Management" in their range of specialist books on arts management including articles in English and German. This year the articles are much influenced by the development of arts management and relate to important trends in even this area.The motivation therefore are the anniversaries of both institutes: The Institut für Kulturkonzepte in Vienna is celebrating its 15th year since its founding, whilst the Institut für Kulturkonzepte in Hamburg has reached the five-year milestone.

Volume 3 of An Anatomy of Ars Management focuses mainly on future perspectives, entrepreneurial arts management and transcultural work.

The first chapter future perspectives includes an article by Giep Hagoort and an interview with Erich Pöttschacher, both looking at future prospects for art entrepreneurs.

The next contributions relate to the entrepreneurial arts management: Birgit Mandel explains the potentially positive practical effects of greater academic demands in arts management. Leo Hemetsberger adopts a philosophical approach as he sheds light on the future tasks of management personnel in arts institutions.

Accounts of specific projects help illustrate which new structures and content are relevant to those arts institutions with an international dimension. Sandra Chatterjee introduces the Post Natyam Collective which has developed its very own collective and transcultural organisational form in dance and dance theory. Margaret Tali and Laura Pierantoni report on new approaches to museum funding in central and eastern Europe. Gesa Birnkraut describes what she learned - and the challenges she faced - when she set about training African arts managers. This volume is rounded off by two highly practical articles: Isgard Rhein and Birgit Schaarschmidt provide current information on rights of use, whilst Horst Dahmen reflects on real security risks faced by arts institutions.

With the launch of the volumes of An Anatomy of Ars Management the institutes establish a new link between research and practice in the field of arts management. This has been brought about by interdisciplinary contributions on a host of different themes an areas of activity. The first volume was published in 2007.

Order at: www.kulturkonzepte.at
2009-01-01
 
This tool in the Excellence in Fund Raising Workbook Series offers you a practical, hands-on guide to creating the cornerstone of any successful fund raising program--an effective case for support. Written by Tim Seiler--a leader in the field of fund raising and a disciple of master fund raiser Hank Rosso--Developing Your Case for Support provides you with a complete framework for bringing together all the reasons nonprofits know they are worthy of support, and shows you how to develop a case that makes those reasons concrete and real for donors. Filled with helpful worksheets and examples, the workbook features a step-by-step methodology for gathering, organizing, and using the information essential for developing a compelling case statement.


Paperback: 160 pages

Publisher: Jossey-Bass; 1 edition (August 3, 2001)
John Wiley & Sons, 2008-12-08
 
Within the social, political, and economic realities of our century, globalization is a constant; its effects both wide-reaching and profound. Depending on perspective, globalization has been used - in the extreme both to praise the processes by which the world can become a world village; characterized by tolerance and respect for all cultures, and to curse those that inch us closer to the brink of ultra capitalism in a world of drab homogenization. Whether we are at the extremes, or somewhere in between, globalization and its implications for the arts and for culture, is something with which to contend.

In April 2007 specialists in cultural management met for two days in Helsinki to talk about globalization and the cultural field. For the cultural worker, is global citizenship a role to be taken or not? Is it an opportunity for artists and cultural workers that will lead to diversity and the flourishing of culture, or an insurmountable challenge? What are the risks, to cultural managers, in embracing new values, either those associated with globalization, or those that are opposed? These questions and many more fuelled the discussion and debate. This book provides a report of the proceedings with commentary by the editors.

Of value to practitioners, students, educators, and researchers, The Cultural Manager as Global Citizen provides a point of departure for thought, discussion, and reflection concerning many of the key questions presently confronting the field.

The Cultural Manager as Global Citizen. Symposium Series: Cultural Management and the State of the Field.
Helsinki, Finland 18-20th April 2007.

15 + postage

To order, please contact: pekka.vartiainen (at) humak.edu
HUMAK University of Applied Sciences, 2008-12-03
 
Cultural Trends has been providing in-depth analysis of cultural sector statistics since 1989. It focuses on key trends within the fields of material culture, media, performing arts and the historic environment, and it includes coverage of issues which impact on the sector as a whole, such as the internet, poverty and access to the arts, and funding.

Cultural Trends is based on the assumption that cultural policy should be based on empirical evidence and it champions the need for better statistical information on the cultural sector. It aims to:

  • stimulate analysis and understanding of the arts and wider cultural sector based on relevant and reliable statistical data;
  • provide a critique of the empirical evidence upon which arts and wider cultural policy may be formed, implemented, evaluated and developed;
  • examine the soundness of measures of the performance of government and public sector bodies in the arts and wider cultural sector; and encourage improvements in the coverage, timeliness and accessibility of statistical information on the arts and wider cultural sector.
Cultural Trends has the same rigorous writing process as any academic journal. Articles are commissioned from leading authorities in the relevant field, and all are peer reviewed. Many chapters are appended by expert commentaries, which further explore and analyse the subjects covered.

The journal is widely read and referred to by arts funders, sponsors and administrative bodies; by local and central government officials; by broadcasting and arts organisations; by researchers, consultants and academics; and by those concerned with the promotion and development of the arts and creative industries.

Cultural Trends is not associated with any political party or pressure group.

Five issues per year

Print ISSN 0954-8963
Online ISSN 1469-3690
Taylor & Francis, 2008-11-15
Many arts organizations today find themselves in financial difficulties because of economic constraints inherent in the industry. While other companies can improve productivity through the use of new technologies or better systems, these approaches are not available in the arts. Hamlet requires the same number of performers today as it did in Shakespeare's time. The New York Philharmonic requires the same number of musicians now as it did when Tchaikovsky conducted it over one hundred years ago. Costs go up, but the size of theaters and the price resistance of patrons limit what can be earned from ticket sales. Therefore, the performing arts industry faces a severe gap between earnings and expenses. Typical approaches to closing the gap--raising ticket prices or cutting artistic or marketing expenses--don't work.

What, then, does it take to create and maintain a healthy arts organization?

Michael M. Kaiser has revived four major arts organizations: the Kansas City Ballet, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, American Ballet Theatre, and London's Royal Opera House. In The Art of the Turnaround he shares with readers his ten basic rules for bringing financially distressed arts organizations back to life and keeping them strong. These rules cover the requirements for successful leadership, the pitfalls of cost cutting, the necessity of extending the programming calendar, the centrality of effective marketing and fund raising, and the importance of focusing on the present with a positive public message. In chapters organized chronologically, Kaiser brings his ten rules vividly to life in discussions of the four arts organizations he is credited with saving. The book concludes with a chapter on his experiences at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, an arts organization that needed an artistic turnaround when he became the president in 2001 and that today exemplifies in practice many of the ten rules he discusses throughout his book.
Brandeis University Press, 2008-10-30
Performing Arts Management is a must-read for every student and manager of performing arts, from theater to classical music, opera to dance. This comprehensive volume is packed with the wisdom and expertise of more than 150 nonprofit and commercial performing arts professionals who share their winning strategies for the workplace. Uncover the realities of running a performing arts organization today, as the authors offer extensive, in-depth information on:



Organizational Structures and Managerial Positions · Establishing a Mission Statement and Executing a Vision · Nonprofit Formation and Legal Considerations · Producing a Commercial Production · Managing Finances · Developing a Funding Base · Ticket Selling Strategies · Performing Arts Education · Labor Relations · Touring Productions · Facility Management · Career Development Strategies · Internships



Every type of performing arts organization is included, with commentary from managers at the Kennedy Center, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Lincoln Center Festival, the Mark Morris Dance Group, the Minnesota Opera, and many more renowned industry leaders. Their practical tips and insider hints are illustrated by more than one hundred figures and appendices of sample organizational structures, job descriptions, business models, letters, income statements, operating budgets, and much more. Each chapter also highlights classroom discussion questions and contains a detailed resource list, including Web sites. Performing Arts Management is the most authoritative and up-to-date source for anyone in the field seeking successful business and communications practices.


August 2008,Allworth Press
Allworth Press, 2008-10-16
 
This new edition of the bestselling guide on marketing for museums is thoroughly updated, addressing the growing impact of technology, shifts in museum branding and marketing strategy, and also adds international case studies. Written by Neil Kotler along with his brother Phillip, the father of modern marketing, this book reflects the changing museum world. The rapid growth in the number museums worldwide, coupled with greater receptivity on the part of museum managers and boards regarding marketing solutions has created an atmosphere in which museum managers are seeking ways to be more strategic and creative in order to reach their institution's goals.


# Title: Museum Marketing and Strategy: Designing Missions, Building Audiences, Generating Revenue and Resources

# Hardcover: 528 pages

# Publisher: Jossey-Bass; 2 edition (August 8, 2008)
John Wiley & Sons, 2008-08-22
 
Global climate conditions demand a response by institutions that are here for the long haul--as museums are--to collect, preserve, and interpret in perpetuity. Environmentally friendly practices are crucial to the mission of our museums, which, as houses of preservation, are uniquely suited to modeling green behavior and sustainability. In The Green Museum, authors Sarah Brophy and Elizabeth Wylie offer a complete handbook to guide museum staff in incorporating green design into new construction and day-to-day operations. Sustainable practices can save on operating costs and even make museums attractive to new fundraising sources, as Brophy and Wylie show in case studies of museums that have already taken steps to become green. In this easy-to-read book, the authors demystify the process of going green, including detailed explanations of the basics of recycling, options for environmentally friendly exhibit design, and how to conduct energy audits. The Green Museum is full of practical information for museums of any size and a vital resource for every museum that wants to remain relevant in an increasingly green world. The Green Museum is printed with soy-based ink on recycled stock.


Paperback: 224 pages

Publisher: Altamira Press (July 31, 2008)
AltaMira Press,U.S., 2008-07-31
Charlene Li and Josh Bernoff define 'the groundswell' as a social structure in which technology puts power into the hands of individuals and communities, not institutions. We see examples of this all around us: Second Life, You Tube, Twitter, etc. The technology that is enabling this has created a permanent, long lasting shift in the way the world works. This compelling and research-based book will not only identify the emerging components of this shift, but will also help companies build their businesses around it, regardless of what specific new technologies come along. The word on social computing has been out for a while. It's game changing. Books like Wikinomics begin to describe what the networked world has become. But institutions of all kinds need more than descriptive context. They need tools to navigate the shift in power that social computing and web communities have created. They need data on how their customers use and perceive new media, and guidance about what it means to their business. More than that, they need sophisticated advice that tells them how to turn this new reality to their advantage. This book provides that data and advice.

Li and Bernoff, well-known thought leaders in the area of social technology, have used their considerable resources at Forrester Research to generate hard consumer data that quantifies a viable business opportunity. Based on their work with dozens of companies presented in the book, the authors are able to credibly describe how business can participate in the new social medium in order to communicate with, energize, support, and learn from their customers.More importantly, their work offers proof that prepared organizations can reap significant financial benefits in product development, marketing, PR, sales, and customer retention. They will use their own proprietary data and additional survey research to illuminate the strategies appropriate for specific brands, media, outlets, institutions, and nations.
Harvard Business School Press, 2008-05-01
One of the most comprehensive guides of its kind, the National Directory of Art Internships has again expanded its listings of entry/intern/fellowship opportunities for artists seeking experience in every art form produced in the U.S.A. Whether you're interested in Art/Design, Theatre Production, Music, Dance, Film or Arts Management, this Directory cites over 1,200 host organizations and more than twenty-five hundred internships across the country, in businesses and institutions who offer a wide variety of internship options for you to choose from in pursuing your arts vocation through the year 2000. And this year we have included in our listings the career field of journalism. Use this publication as a resource guide to make that bridge from emergence to paid professionalism.



Paperback: 480 pages

Publisher: National Network for Artist Placement; 11 edition (April 30, 2008)
Nnap, 2008-04-30
 
In Revolution or Renaissance, D. Paul Schafer subjects two of the most powerful forces in the world economics and culture to a detailed and historically sensitive analysis. He argues that the economic age has produced a great deal of wealth and unleashed tremendous productive power; however, it is not capable of coming to grips with the problems threatening human and non-human life on this planet. After tracing the evolution of the economic age from the publication of Adam Smiths The Wealth of Nations in 1776 to the present, he turns his attention to culture, examining it both as a concept and as a reality. What emerges is a portrait of the world system of the future where culture is the central focus of development. According to Schafer, making the transition from an economic age to a cultural age is imperative if global harmony, environmental sustainability, economic viability, and human well-being are to be achieved.

D. PAUL SCHAFER has worked in the cultural field for four decades, undertaken a number of missions for UNESCO, and taught at York University and the University of Toronto. He is the author of many publications on culture and the arts, and is director of the World Culture Project.


ENDORSEMENT OF REVOLUTION OR RENAISSANCE

A unique power of Paul Schafers new book - Revolution or Renaissance: Making the Transition from an Economic Age to a Cultural Age - is its comprehensive analysis of culture as a dominant force in global directions. He offers compelling arguments that the economic model guiding modern thinking must now be subsumed under a cultural model which provides a deeper and broader framework for grasping forces of today and tomorrow. This scholarly yet bold work helps strategically to orient us toward key contemporary issues.

James Peacock, author of The Anthropological Lens (Cambridge University Press, Revised Edition, 2001


REVIEW OF REVOLUTION OR RENAISSANCE
BY DR. JAMES PEACOCK, AUTHOR OF THE ANTHROPOLOGICAL LENS AND PAST PRESIDENT OF THE AMERICAN ANTHROPOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION

They know The price of everything, the value of nothing. Oscar Wilde, characterizing the market mentality

This magnificent and terribly important book has two parts:
THE AGE OF ECONOMICS and THE AGE OF CULTURE. The first begins with Adam Smith, The Wealth of NATIONS and traces the growth and influence of the market mentality as it has come to dominate the world. Schafer is very thorough and very balanced in telling this story and analyzing implications. In conclusion, he offers an excellent comparison of strengths and weaknesses of the market model: its huge achievements but also huge deficits.

The second part, THE AGE OF CULTURE, also is historically grounded, notably tracing the concept of culture back to the Romans, to Herder, and others, but the main emphasis is on the systematic power of the culture model to transform and save humanity. Here he expands the idea of culture to affirm its organic potential. Especially he is concerned to show how it includes the idea of ecology. If economy forces by its logic destruction of the earth (and one might imagine he would be critical of efforts at sustainable development where market incentives prompt ecology to a point but arguably only to a point), culture by its logic invites a more organic and holistic way of life that utilizes the marketplace where appropriate but is also grounded in life space and meaning as opposed to profit alone. A great strength of this argument and its presentation is that it is comprehensive. The authors knowledge is vast and he succeeds better than anyone I know in synthesizing this knowledge in a compelling argument that leads to a conclusion that has powerful implications. We must change!

What counter-arguments can be made? A wide spectrum are likely, from the right and from the left. From the right will come the usual claims about the power of the marketplace. He has already anticipated and answered these, calmly agreeing with claims for results but showing how those results, viewed in a broader, more systematic perspective are on balance negative in crucial respects. From the left will also arise a spectrum of counter-arguments. Start with those economists who critique the inequality of wealth and class in the world and propose strategies to reduce that inequality. Paul Colliers THE BOTTOM BILLION is perhaps the best of these analyses currently, but the problem with this analysis is the problem with other primarily economic strategies and that is all that is left out, including effect on the environment. Proceed to cultural critics. Culture itself is critiqued from many angles. It is imperialistic, paternalistic, simplistic, essentialistic, etc. Throw it out, choose something else such as identity, history, or some more specific less baggage-laden term. The problem with these critiques is that they throw away a comprehensive and somewhat comprehensible and increasingly known concept for others that lack these powers. The proof is in the pudding. One must assess the merits of Schafers argument and, if one dismisses the term culture, try another but only pursue it if it does the job. Dismiss any term, choose a process instead of a concept? Fine, but do not forget the larger and most crucial process of all, which is to save humanity by moving from the age of economics to something else, here characterized as the age of culture.

My main concern is not with the argument itself which, on the whole, I find compelling, but with how to disseminate it. Schafers book is subdued: a clear, comprehensive statement which I wish every thinker and leader would read. But how to get this message out? A quick perusal of airport bookshops shows a large section on business and no section for this kind of humanistic thought. University press books are virtually absent. One avenue to influence is organizations. Here the market/media industry trumps everything and the kinds of cells and study groups that have incubated revolutions are too slow for the urgent needs for change in our society. Al Gore tried rock concerts for global warming. The best bet for this book might be to hitch this cultural transformation to the movement toward environmental change. In any case, step one is: read this book.
University of Ottawa Press, 2008-04-29
Innovative essays on establishing best practices in cultural landscape preservation.


Preservation has traditionally focused on saving prominent buildings of historical or architectural significance. Preserving cultural landscapesthe combined fabric of the natural and man-made environmentsis a relatively new and often misunderstood idea among preservationists, but it is of increasing importance. The essays collected in this volumecase studies that include the Little Tokyo neighborhood in Los Angeles, the Cross Bronx Expressway, and a rural island in Puget Soundunderscore how this approach can be fruitfully applied. Together, they make clear that a cultural landscape perspective can be an essential underpinning for all historic preservation projects.


Contributors: Susan Calafate Boyle, National Park Service; Susan Buggey, U of Montreal; Michael Caratzas, Landmarks Preservation Commission (NYC); Courtney P. Fint, West Virginia Historic Preservation Office; Heidi Hohmann, Iowa State U; Hillary Jenks, USC; Randall Mason, U Penn; Robert Z. Melnick, U of Oregon; Nora Mitchell, National Park Service; Julie Riesenweber, U of Kentucky; Nancy Rottle, U of Washington; Bonnie Stepenoff, Southeast Missouri State U.


Richard Longstreth is professor of American studies and director of the graduate program in historic preservation at George Washington University. A past president of the Society of Architectural Historians and vice president of the Vernacular Architecture Forum, he has written extensively on architectural and urban history as well as on historic preservation subjects. Currently he is completing a detailed study, The Department Store Transformed, 19201960.



256 pages, April 2008, University of Minnesota Press
University of Minnesota Press, 2008-04-22
 
Booking Performance Tours is the quintessential guide for anyone involved in the touring of live arts and entertainmentas a producer, artist, presenter, agent, manager, or attorney. Industry insider Tony Micocci shares keen insights on:

Relationships among producers, agents, managers, and presenters
Negotiating styles
Taxation
Technology
Ethics in professional dealings
Booking strategies
Nonprofit versus commercial touring
Special considerations for booking Broadway and popular music
International touring
External factors affecting the field

Booking Performance Tours includes nearly 100 pages of appendixes containing engagement contracts, technical riders, deal memos, and representation contracts, with extensive point-by-point analyses of all provisions. This book is destined to become the classic reference for the industry.
Allworth Press, 2008-03-04
From the best-selling author of The Rise of the Creative Class, a brilliant new book on the surprising importance of place, with advice on how to find the right place for you.

It's a mantra of the age of globalization that where we live doesn't matter. We can innovate just as easily from a ski chalet in Aspen or a beachhouse in Provence as in the office of a Silicon Valley startup.

According to Richard Florida, this is wrong. Globalization is not flattening the world; in fact, place is increasingly relevant to the global economy and our individual lives. Where we live determines the jobs and careers we have access to, the people we meet, and the "mating markets" in which we participate. And everything we think we know about cities and their economic roles is up for grabs.

Who's Your City? offers the first available city rankings by life-stage, rating the best places for singles, families, and empty-nesters to reside. Florida's insights and data provide an essential guide for the more than 40 million Americans who move each year, illuminating everything from what those choices mean for our everyday lives to how we should go about making them.

Richard Florida is Professor of Business and Creativity at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, and the founder of the Creative Class Group, a for-profit think tank that charts trends in business, communities, and lifestyles. His national bestseller The Rise of the Creative Class was awarded the Washington Monthly's Political Book Award and Harvard Business Review's Breakthrough Idea Award. He lives in Toronto, Canada.
Basic Books Inc.,U.S., 2008-02-19
Despite technologies, many basic library activities still lend themselves to analysis and improvement. Author Richard Dougherty provides numerous examples and easy-to-apply tools and techniques that can be used to analyze what libraries are doing, how they are doing it, and how much time is required to do it. These tools include block diagrams, check sheets, flow process charts, work-flow diagrams, flow charts, through-put analysis, self-administered diary studies, and work sampling techniques. Specific examples from all areas of library operations are presented to illustrate how techniques can be applied to analyze what occurs at critical service areas.



Streamlining Library Services provides detailed information on how to diagnose problem areas using such tools as Pareto and fishbone charts; use techniques such as brainstorming and focus groups; organize a work flow study; and build and present cost studies. Special emphasis is placed on activities that should occur after the analysis is concluded, including data analysis as well as reporting study results and making recommendations to management, and guidelines are provided for managers and staff as they strive to streamline activities. The final two chapters should be of special interest to managers. The first chapter is devoted to implementation issues and strategies that must be addressed as new workflows and services are introduced, and the latter chapter focuses on organizational change issues and strategies for building staff support toward change.


Richard M. Dougherty is the founding publisher and editor of the Journal of Academic Librarianship, was the Director of Libraries at the University of Michigan and the University of California at Berkeley, was on the faculty at Syracuse University and the University of Michigan, and served as President of ALA. He has served as a consultant to numerous libraries striving to introduce organizational change and conducted many workshops on change management.


# Paperback: 272 pages

# Publisher: Scarecrow Press (February 2008)
Scarecrow Press, 2008-02-15
 
Budgets are getting lower, simultaneously the competitors become more and more. So the cultural sector is in the dire need of a long-acting restructuring . In the course of this structural modification entrepreneurship in the arts becomes more and more important.

In the second volume of An Anatomy of Ars Management the Institut für Kulturkonzepte Vienna and the Institut für Kulturkonzepte Hamburg pay attention to this trend and take part in the dialog around the very need of entrepreneurship in the arts with contributions from renowned authors and arts manager. The two main themes of this year`s volume are evaluation and theatre management.

An exercise in evaluation first requires targets to be set and mission statements to be defined and drawn up.The contributions by Oliver Bemmé and Birte Hedden look at the basic principles behind this very topic. The article by Birnkraut/Heller introduces a new evaluation system which has just produced its first, positive results in a practical setting.

Even the traditional German-speaking system of theatre has to face up to the economic challenge oft he 21st century. Therefore the contributions of the second chapter point up some strategies and approaches for theatre manager. Having been involved with the topic, Gregor Hopf is witnessing a constant reality check in the productions he oversees. Markus Miko presents the results of his latest studies, undertaken in 2007. Milena Dragievi ei offers an insight into the theatre landscape in Serbia, together with a look at the implications for arts policy. Yvonne Meyer from jazz organiser beeflat rounds things off with an insider`s view of the situation.

Finally Sebastian Berwerck writes about electronic music in the classical music scene, Sue Kay offers an insight into the management situation among British arts institutions, Monika Wagner reports on Hunger auf Kunst und Kultur, an initiative devoted to greater social justice, and Dirk Heinze from Kulturmanagement Network gives a review of the trends in 2007/2008.

With the launch of the volumes of An Anatomy of Ars Management the institutes establish a new link between research and practice in the field of arts management. This has been brought about by interdisciplinary contributions on a host of different themes an areas of activity. The first volume was published in 2007.

An Anatomy of Ars Management is a range of specialist books on arts management including articles in English and German.

Order at www.kulturkonzepte.at
2008-01-01
Over 600 exemplary policies, forms, and procedures for college and university libraries



Rebecca Brumleys Public Library Managers Forms, Policies, and Procedures Handbook (Starred Review, Library Journal) revolutionized the way public libraries create their policy and procedures manual. Now Brumley brings her winning formula to the academic library with this invaluable collection of expertly vetted sample policies, forms, and procedures for the college or university environment. This new handbook and CD-ROM package is divided into three parts Student and Faculty Services, Administrative Policies, and Collection Maintenance. Coverage includes:
Borrowing policies for students, faculty, alumni, visiting researchers, and university staff
Guidelines for interlibrary loan, reserves, holds, and recalls
Procedures for reference staffing, services, and resource sharing
Policies for computer workstation and Internet usage
Administrative documents for facilities maintenance, fund raising, exhibits and displays and more


The companion CD-ROM reproduces all 600+ forms, procedures, and policies, which can be used as is or customized for a specific library. This time- and labor-saving tool will find great use in college and university libraries of all sizes.



Hardcover: 425 pages

Publisher: Neal Schuman Pub; Har/DVD edition (August 15, 2007)
Neal-Schuman Publishers, 2007-10-30