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Adapt to Survive & Thrive Core skills and the online environment
Core Skills Meeting needs Understanding the User Organisation of Information Channels of communication Best practice in archival appraisal & description Routes into Content: Subject/name/place Standards Environment Access to digital content Interpretation The Web Context Curation Global perspective Open data and APIs Aggregations Cross domain discovery
Open Data & APIs Organisation of Information Unlocking the potential of data: making it open Discuss issues over open data: licences, IPR Discuss issues around control Providing access for innovation: APIs = application programming interfaces Combine our skills with those of technical support Best practice in archival appraisal & description Standards Interpretation Core Skills Government Open Data site: http://www.data.gov.uk Open Bibliographic Data Guide: http://obd.jisc.ac.uk/
The Web = global reach Standards for archives: ISAD(G), ISAAR(CPF), EAD, EAC-CPF, NCA Rules…. Standards for cross-domain: Dublin Core, METS, RDF and Linked Data Descriptions for a global audience Collaboration Global perspective Organisation of Information Best practice in archival appraisal & description Standards Interpretation Core Skills
Value: cross-searching, inter-disciplinary, high profile Standards-based descriptions – ease of data integration Ideally one description with remote searching. Difficult to achieve. Aggregations Organisation of Information Best practice in archival appraisal & description Standards Interpretation Core Skills
Old skills in a new world How much has it changed? A different scale; the same goals Skills are still very relevant – need different mindset We should be excited by the information age – we are information professionals! Be outward looking, embrace change, take risks