Collaborative Librarianship, Vol 5, No 3 (2013)

Collaboration for a 21st Century Archives: Connecting University Archives with the Library’s Information Technology Professionals

Erin Lawrimore

Abstract


As communication technologies change, so do the records being produced and acquired by the archival repositories tasked with documenting society. This article, written from the perspective of a University Archivist, discusses the need for collaboration between archivists and information technology profes-sionals in a university library in order to manage the university’s born-digital archival records. Using specific examples of collaborative projects of University Archives and the Electronic Resources and In-formation Technology (ERIT) department in the University Libraries of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, the article makes specific recommendations for overcoming challenges related to professional jargon and work practices shared by archivists and information technologists to produce a successful collaboration.

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