Interessant vond ik daarom ook de blogpost van Bill LeFurgy: "What skills does a digital archivist or librarian need?"
Let me say that expertise with programming, formats and standards is, of course, very important. It’s just that I happen to think several other talents have a greater bearing on success in today’s workplace. Such as an ability to understand and adapt to new ways of using technology, for example. It’s music to my ears when job-seeker shows awareness of how quickly the way we work can change. Archives and libraries depend ever more on technology-driven systems to accomplish their mission, and those systems are ever evolving. Staff with an eagerness to help refine how things are done are especially prized. Deep technical expertise is optional here. The most important thing is a basic understanding of how the different system parts—both automated and manual—contribute to doing the job at hand.En, misschien nog interessanter:
Archivists and librarians need to clearly explain what they do and why they do it. They need to do this internally as part of refining systems, and they really need to do it externally to connect with users and would-be users.Impliciet zit dit wel in de 23 archiefdingen, maar misschien kan het geen kwaad daar een apart ding aan te wijden: hoe en wat communiceer ik wel en niet?
Today, saying something good in a 140 word Twitter message is as important for a library as for a celebrity or car company.
This calls for writing skills that may be different from those taught in school. Staff need to be comfortable writing in the first person and they need to be concise. What may have worked in school term papers—long, long sentences and laborious detail—doesn’t make for good social media content. Helpful as well is an ability to integrate photographs, graphics and video with text to make for rich, forceful online content that gets the right message out to as many people as possible.
Maar, alvast voorbereidend op de actualisatie door de KVAN ben ik benieuwd:
Welke andere (moderne) dingen moeten volgens jullie ook in de geactualiseerde competentieprofielen opgenomen worden?
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