Less conversation, more action: putting digital content creation at the heart of modern librarianship

David McMenemy

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Purpose To propose that the notion of digital content creation needs to be more firmly perceived by the library community as an essential skill for all new entrants to the profession rather than an occasionally desirable one. Design/methodology/approach The article provides a reflective viewpoint. Findings That digital content creation needs to be given a central plank in librarianship and that all new entrants to the profession should be taught the skills and knowledge necessary to manage digital creation projects. The paper also offers some observations regarding potential critical success factors for libraries engaged in digitisation projects. Practical implications The article reflects on a specific aspect of practice, and thus may be of interest to practitioners who are involved in digital content creation in libraries. Originality/value The paper provides a reflective viewpoint on the skills modern library graduates should be taught, and as such may be of interest to library educators and practitioners.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)537-541
Number of pages5
JournalLibrary Review
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 21 Aug 2007


  • digital libraries
  • education
  • libraries
  • skills

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