Thursday, July 14, 2011

Blog Post: What Skills Does a Digital Archivist or Librarian Need?

Bill LeFurgy, digital initiatives librarian at the Library of Congress, wrote:
I often hear from students and others with questions about the skills they need to compete in the job market. What programming languages should I learn? How much do I need to know about specific digital formats? Which standards should I study in detail?
 “No, no–those are the wrong questions!
That’s what I want to shout when I hear this line of inquiry. But I don’t yell because it’s rude and because I know the impulse flows from my own bias toward broader, more adaptive skills.
Read his complete answer, especially if you're a student wondering about the skills you really need!

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