Less conversation, more action: putting digital content creation at the heart of modern librarianship

McMenemy, D. (2007) Less conversation, more action: putting digital content creation at the heart of modern librarianship. Library Review, 56(7), pp. 537-541. (doi: 10.1108/00242530710775926)

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Abstract

Purpose: To propose that the notion of digital content creation needs to be more firmly perceived by the library community as an essential skill for all new entrants to the profession rather than an occasionally desirable one. Design/methodology/approach: The article provides a reflective viewpoint. Findings: That digital content creation needs to be given a central plank in librarianship and that all new entrants to the profession should be taught the skills and knowledge necessary to manage digital creation projects. The paper also offers some observations regarding potential critical success factors for libraries engaged in digitisation projects. Practical implications: The article reflects on a specific aspect of practice, and thus may be of interest to practitioners who are involved in digital content creation in libraries. Originality/value: The paper provides a reflective viewpoint on the skills modern library graduates should be taught, and as such may be of interest to library educators and practitioners.

Item Type:Articles (Editorial)
Keywords:Digital libraries, education, libraries, skills.
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:McMenemy, Dr David
Authors: McMenemy, D.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Information Studies
Journal Name:Library Review
Publisher:Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN:0024-2535
ISSN (Online):1758-793X

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