Session Title

Enterprise Content Management and Digital Libraries: Cultural Clash and Collaboration Opportunity

Description

Libraries are well-positioned to help their institutions manage their digital resources because of historical foundations in organization of information and more recent efforts involving digital initiatives. However, this also strains the boundary of what is traditional library material. More institutions are realizing that they are not managing their intellectual digital assets in the way that they are doing with their financial and human resources. Many administrators are looking for solutions to harness these resources and use them more effectively. In Higher Education, these efforts are often pursued in parallel by portions of the institution who seek the same goals but are unaware of each others' efforts. The topic of Enterprise Content Management (ECM), which is a means of managing a whole institutions' digital assets, has emerged in the last ten years from the business world and is gaining more traction. Digital Libraries and Digital Initiatives can complement and challenge the model of service within a college or University and further position the Library as a leader and valued service.

The presenters will share how these conversations have presented challenges and led to collaboration opportunities at their institutions. At Bethel, discussions between individuals in Web Services, Teaching and Learning Technology (Academic Computing), and the Libraries with the recent addition of the VP of IT on the business side led to their involvement in discussions of Digital Asset Management across campus and the selection of a video management solution. At Macalester, a Digital Asset Management strategy has been in place for years and has laid the foundation for the Library's current efforts in Records Management, Digital Scholarship, and Enterprise Content Management.

To access the full presentation for this session, click on the "Link to Full Text" button located to the right.

Start Date

15-3-2012 2:00 PM

End Date

15-3-2012 3:00 PM

 
Mar 15th, 2:00 PM Mar 15th, 3:00 PM

Enterprise Content Management and Digital Libraries: Cultural Clash and Collaboration Opportunity

Libraries are well-positioned to help their institutions manage their digital resources because of historical foundations in organization of information and more recent efforts involving digital initiatives. However, this also strains the boundary of what is traditional library material. More institutions are realizing that they are not managing their intellectual digital assets in the way that they are doing with their financial and human resources. Many administrators are looking for solutions to harness these resources and use them more effectively. In Higher Education, these efforts are often pursued in parallel by portions of the institution who seek the same goals but are unaware of each others' efforts. The topic of Enterprise Content Management (ECM), which is a means of managing a whole institutions' digital assets, has emerged in the last ten years from the business world and is gaining more traction. Digital Libraries and Digital Initiatives can complement and challenge the model of service within a college or University and further position the Library as a leader and valued service.

The presenters will share how these conversations have presented challenges and led to collaboration opportunities at their institutions. At Bethel, discussions between individuals in Web Services, Teaching and Learning Technology (Academic Computing), and the Libraries with the recent addition of the VP of IT on the business side led to their involvement in discussions of Digital Asset Management across campus and the selection of a video management solution. At Macalester, a Digital Asset Management strategy has been in place for years and has laid the foundation for the Library's current efforts in Records Management, Digital Scholarship, and Enterprise Content Management.

To access the full presentation for this session, click on the "Link to Full Text" button located to the right.