POST: Library/IT Partnerships with Campus Museums & Archives” Executive Roundtable Report

The Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) released the report of the Fall 2016 Executive Roundtable:

The discussion covered a wide range of topics related to the development of institution-wide strategies for describing, managing, curating, enhancing access, preserving, and disseminating surrogates or born-digital representations of objects housed in those institutions, and ways in which these collections can be brought more effectively into the mainstream of teaching and research.

 The report concludes with a call to drive campus conversations about the impact of collaboration on digital projects beyond GLAM leadership and departmental strategic planning:

For libraries with campus museums and archives to make progress, it’s essential that senior leadership (e.g. provostial and presidential) understand both the needs and the potential payoffs from (at the least) greater collaboration and cooperation here. It’s going to be important to seek strategic visions that span the campus.

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