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ERIC Number: EJ866956
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1533-2748
Working Together: A Literature Review of Campus Information Technology Partnerships
Exline, Eleta
Journal of Archival Organization, v7 n1-2 p16-23 2009
This article reviews the recent literature about the essential but often uneasy alliances made between content experts (archivists and librarians) and technology experts. Differing professional cultures, misunderstandings of one another, limited abilities to envision change, and lack of support from top-level administrators are the most often cited reasons for the persistent difficulty in working together. Failure to collaborate may result in the marginalization or exclusion of content experts from projects where their professional skills are most needed. In spite of these problems, successful models for working together do exist. True collaborations are mutually beneficial, open opportunities for continuing relationships, and involve complex interpersonal connections. They are based on trust, mutual understanding, and respect for one another's skills and respective professions. (Contains 13 notes.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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