37 Association of Research Libraries Research Library Issues 300 2020 for the Digital Public Library of America. Even more than before, the public may be an integral part of GLAM collaborations. Joining up the knowledge assets to increase ease of use is essential and challenging. This may be a moment in time for a breakthrough in barrier-free information discovery. Certainly Mark Sweeney believes this moment provides that potential. The Library of Congress is trying to move the community from the MARC standard to the linked-data world using BIBFRAME.9 Most recently the library has been able to “complete the circle”—MARC records can be converted to BIBFRAME records and now BIBFRAME records can be converted to MARC records—by working with its partners in the larger BIBFRAME set of projects. This allows libraries to leverage the power of linked open data for their collections and also to continue to leverage their investment in integrated library systems. This makes it possible to live in a hybrid world using open source code. Still excited about the opening of the new museum in the fall of 2020, the Truman Presidential Library and Museum has discussed creating online companions to physical exhibitions. They, like the GLAM community itself, recognize that the physical and digital experience reinforce the full mission of the institution. The future has yet to be written. The balance of our physical proximity and the virtual world is yet to be defined. The job descriptions for collaborating in a changed world do not exist today. Nevertheless, it is certain that the opportunity rests with people. It is up to us to attract talented individuals, and to inspire the next generation of leaders to build the future in collaboration with others. As Trevor Dawes stated, “Irrespective of our role or the time, the creation and maintenance of these relationships is what makes us successful.” Endnotes 1. One example of the Mellon Foundation’s support for library-museum collaboration is explored in Jill Deupi, Charles Eckman, and Christina Larson, “C-R-E-A-T-E: Building an Institutional Cultural Resources
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