Since about the early 1980’s, computer scientists have been predicting a networked world. Some people have awaited it with eagerness, others with trepidation. Networked Computers and Social Media are supposed to replace the traditional ways of doing things: Communicating, Sharing and Living Together. We believe that IT systems will be stronger and more resilient by using diverse and inclusive language.
According to Ashleigh Rentz Technical Writer at KORE, we need to change the words we use to be more effective. Bias-free communication needs to be considered when you are building technology services. Digital Assets reach every part of the globe, so it’s critical that all our communications are inclusive and diverse.
Ashleigh states, “There are several common terms used in business and technology which reflect cultural bias, especially regarding race. In fact, some of these terms can’t be understood without also comprehending the implied bias they reference. When we use these terms, it can cause some of our colleagues and customers to feel unwelcome or disrespected. These and other microaggressions add up over time to cause real hurt to real people.”
We value diversity and inclusion during the development of libraries. We recognize that our words have real impacts. Try to improve your work communication: STOP USING THESE WORDS IN 2020.
Inclusive Building Blocks
There are indications that poor language infused into our networks is not science fiction.
The digital asset management industry appears to be growing and it is time to manage our language to create better libraries. This includes document management systems, shared collections and project work.
Bibliometic Building Blocks
For Better Collections
Our Bibliographic programming can be used to clean up and streamline library collections. First, we will analyze the library collection and build a profile. We develop lists and categories that represent the organizations marketing, sales, finance, library or business systems. Our collection development experience will help your organization share complicated information.
In the past 20 years, and more, a number of corporate and government libraries have had to cope with digital collections that grew at speeds approaching geometric progression. Some double every year. All over the world there are organizations without digital strategies. Learn about Aaron Cohen Associates, LTD, build bibliometic strategy to support space planning.
Support Information Professionals
Although librarians and information professionals have professional status, libraries and digital asset management teams need bibliometic support. Even so, until recently library collections expanded to an unaccountable rate. And now academic and government libraries exist in digital environments where, in the early 1980’s, they built book depositories.
Special libraries devoted to corporate or government agency collections – have been a forgotten segment. Although a shaky economy threatens this growth, there are more emails, documents, books, media and more digital content than ever before. Collection development is more important than ever.
For Future Librarians
But just on the horizon, signs of unorganized digital collection appear. People are building their own libraries, using all types of tools to manage their work in the cloud. It is our job to employ bibliometics, using design thinking to remake the 21st century library.
For Future Managers
Corporations and government researchers use all types of collaboration systems (accounting, finance, management, library database acquisition, salesforce, etc.), requiring management teams to rethink their communication strategies. Are you building the library of the future? What types of roles are required? What type of collection will support the future?