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The Technology Strategy for Archives Working Group (TS4A) is a community of practice organized through DLF focused on supporting archives and technology workers, management, and leadership.
TS4A is open to anyone interested in these topics regardless of formal role, experience, or institutional affiliation. Your institution does not need to be a DLF member to participate. Participants are encouraged to bring strategic challenges and other topics from their own institutions to assist with their own local planning.
TS4A originated as a result of the findings of Lighting the Way, a two-year IMLS-funded project focused on improving archival discovery and delivery through practitioner-led strategic planning. Our work found that effective strategic planning and transformational change requires collaboration across many people with varying expertise and levels of positional power. Project participants identified the importance of facilitated working sessions and the desire to have further opportunities to collaborate on strategy with colleagues across institutions. We also found that sharing and collaborating on early stage work is valuable for archives and technology workers given the sector’s tendency to present only on completed work. More detail on the project’s findings can be found in its final report.
Check group communications or the DLF Community Calendar for the most up-to-date schedule.
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