Collaboration is becoming an “Essential Strategy”

The Revolution Isn’t Just Digital

By Alan S. Inouye
For libraries, the growing importance of digital content has repercussions that go far beyond technology
American Libraries, Posted Wed, 01/11/2012 – 11:06

Excerpt: :Librarians must become more focused on sharing control, insofar as sharing (read: negotiating) is possible. For many years, collaboration has been a library strategy to improve efficiency, but it has been pursued more as a “nice to have” proposition—and properly so. The digital environment does not inherently respect physical or organizational domains, so collaboration becomes an essential strategy—both in its softer form as cooperative ventures and as hard-nosed negotiation.”

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