The WebWise Conference took place March 3–5, 2010 in Denver. One session was “Sustainability and the Future of Digital Collaborations.”
Collaboration has been a hallmark of the digital age as it allows the aggregation of collections, whether these are found across the campus quad, across the community square, across the state, or half-way around the world. Collaboration allows cultural organizations to share infrastructure and intellectual capacity, and to broaden access to resources. But does collaboration help to sustain digital programs as we move into the next stage of content creation, delivery and services? Will collaboration allow us to further our missions in the current economic environment? Panelists will discuss their successes and challenges in the past and present as well as their visions for the future of their collaborative work.