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Two sides to that “who’s the boss” coin | David Lee King

Two sides to that “who’s the boss” coin | David Lee King | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"... your technology department shouldn’t really be the one making system-wide decisions for the library.

 

There’s a couple other sides to that coin, I think. They include:

 

Sometimes, IT should make those decisions. For example:

They’re the technology experts, and probably know what will work the best for the library. Listen to them!" and more...
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When to listen to the IT department and building up a dynamic relationship with the IT department.

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Digital Media Collections: Archivists Need To “Take Control” Back From IT — Digital Asset Management News

RT @DAMNEWS: Digital Media Collections: Archivists Need To "Take Control" Back From IT - http://t.co/gnbqsSaJ...

"Joshua Ranger writing on the AudioVisual Preservation Solutions blog discusses how “Digital Media Collections Are an IT Problem But Not an IT Solution”.

The essence of Joshua’s post is that while archivists must collaborate with IT professionals to enable digital collections to be established, it is the archivists who should have primary control over core elements such as the development of metadata models and choice of formats based on the long-term preservation objectives of the organisation."

 

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US Advises Librarians, Scientists On IT - AllAfrica.com #cloud

BY ZAKARIYYA ADARAMOLA,

US Advises Librarians, Scientists On IT - AllAfrica.com

"The United States of America has advised scientists in library and information management sector in Nigeria to embrace cloud computing technology to make their work easier and attractive."

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More Technology for the Rest of Us: A Second Primer on Computing for the Non-IT Librarian

More Technology for the Rest of Us: A Second Primer on Computing for the Non-IT Librarian | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

More Technology for the Rest of Us: A Second Primer on Computing for the Non-IT Librarian From cloud computing to data curation to open-source software, the world of technology offers great opportunity—and potential frustration.

 

"Nancy Courtney and her team of IT experts have set out to enhance the former and alleviate the latter. More Technology for the Rest of Us: A Second Primer on Computing for the Non-IT Librarian follows up on Courtney's 2005 technology volume by tackling the most recent advances in IT. Each chapter describes a technology important to the library field..."

 

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