December 5, 2006

PoM: Working Together Revisited: Diverse Skills for Sustainability

NEDCC Preservation of Memory Conference
Speaker: Robert Spindler, Arizona State University Libraries

Separate disciplines, common interests
- usually separate administrative units, so they compete for resources instead of collaborating

Disciplinary skill sets (librarians, museum professionals, IT, archivists)

Collaborative models

Depocas, Ippolito, & Jones, "The Variable Media Approach: Permanence Through Change", 2003

Collaborations with creators

What is the need for collaboration?
- NSF "Report of the Blue-Ribbon Advisory Panel on Cyberinfrastructure", 2004

- Survival of digital assets depends on effective collaboration
- Creators are still reluctant
- Obstacles still exist

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