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OCLC Research publishes guide for collaboration between archivists and IT professionals

OCLC Research publishes guide for collaboration between archivists and IT professionals

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OCLC “released Demystifying IT: A Framework for Shared Understanding between Archivists and IT Professionals, a follow-on report in the popular Demystifying Born Digital series designed to help archivists achieve a better understanding of how information technology professionals work so that they can be effective collaborators.

The report by Seth Shaw, Clayton State University, Richard C. Adler, University of Michigan Library, and Jackie Dooley, OCLC Research, describes types of IT providers and the services they typically offer, offers insights on the software development process, provides guidance toward building partnerships and emphasizes the centrality of resource constraints. Many of the issues described are relevant to librarians and archivists who work with IT colleagues on issues other than born-digital management.

“This report is intended as a brief introduction to IT to help digital archivists understand the priorities, techniques and culture of information technology so that they can be the most effective collaborators possible,” said Dooley.”

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Posted on: May 20, 2017, 6:53 am Category: Uncategorized

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